Older youth who have aged out of the foster care system face many challenges — all of which can negatively affect their mental health without proper support, empathy and guidance.
As increasing numbers of youth turn to self-injury, counselors can offer empathy while guiding young clients to better tolerate their emotions and find healthier ways to cope.
Having an adult child who is in an unhealthy relationship can leave parents feeling helpless, but with the support of a counselor, parents can learn to navigate this situation while still maintaining their own well-being.
Counselors must help clients recognize and reject weight stigma before they can begin to heal and reconnect to themselves.
Faith can play an important role in a client’s healing process, but a lack of knowledge and training often makes counselors hesitant to incorporate it into the therapeutic session.