If there were ever a time when our communities, nation and world needed the amazing work of professional counselors, it is now.
We have entered a new environment, one in which we will still depend on our life experiences but also need to embrace how we will operate with those whom we interact. For counselors, this encompasses clients and students who have been affected and shaped by the pandemic.
“While 2020 was the year of surprises, 2021 will be a year of uncertainty. In fact, I think the only certainty this year is knowing that it will be filled with uncertainty.”
Let’s be hopeful for 2021. Let’s be joyful that we are entering a new year. And let’s make sure that communities, the media and public policymakers truly understand what a key role professional counselors can play in the lives of those seeking help.
“As we begin to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, take a moment to reflect on how you overcame challenges this year, and then know that the resilience you possess truly makes you an even better professional counselor.”