Improving self-esteem involves exploring and dismantling unhealthy self-talk, values and beliefs that clients have internalized, often without realizing it.
Thanks to the popularity of social media postings about mental health and the ease of searching for symptoms online, more people are being tempted to self-diagnose, but is that necessarily a troubling trend for counselors?
Counselors look back on the challenges they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the hard-won lessons they have learned along the way.
People often view stress, anxiety and burnout as three interchangeable conditions, but understanding what differentiates them can help in addressing what lies at the heart of each.
Counselors must get creative and work collaboratively to help clients address all dimensions of wellness, especially with the pandemic having altered almost every aspect of life.