Therapy dogs can be more than our best friends; they can also help reduce clients’ stress and provide the emotional safety needed to process traumatic and painful life events.
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.