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.
The therapeutic relationship helps provide a healthy model and counterpoint to the disconnection and uncertainty survivors experienced when they were trafficked.
S. Kent Butler is no stranger to courageous conversations and social justice advocacy, and as ACA’s 70th president, he plans to use these skills to create a more inclusive counseling environment.
Counselors share what it is like to experience the world as a Black person while working in a profession that remains predominantly white.