Counselors can offer a nonjudgmental space for clients to authentically discuss a subject they have likely never talked about openly with anyone else.
With rates of binge drinking and alcohol use among women on the rise, counselors need to be sensitive to how trauma and shame can intersect with substance use disorder in female clients.
EMDR can be a powerful therapy for clients, but first counselors must learn how — and when — to use it effectively.
They say laughter is the best medicine, and improv does make clients and counselors laugh, but in the process, it also teaches life skills that can improve mental and emotional well-being.
Counselors can be a source of support for clients whose mental health is affecting — or even derailing — their work life.