Counselors can take steps to lower some of the barriers that prevent those who respond in emergency situations from prioritizing their mental health.
Career counselor and business owner Sue Pressman brings a practitioner’s perspective and a collaborative spirit to her term as ACA’s 69th president.
Counselors typically embrace the idea of advocating for clients and social issues, but the same passion and dedication must be extended to advocating for the profession itself.
Even as the LGB community steadily gains wider acceptance across society, individuals who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming often struggle to find affirmation or even a safe place to be themselves.
Counselors can help clients and themselves develop effective coping strategies and build resilience as they respond to the anxieties surrounding COVID-19.