The application of existential psychology can help athletes who are wrestling with a loss of identity and meaning after suffering a career-ending injury.
The promise of the therapeutic relationship is at the center of client change, but it also provides a North Star to counseling interns and other beginning counselors who are still trying to find their way.
Counselors must understand that relationship boundaries considered ‘healthy’ by the dominant culture in the U.S. don’t automatically apply to immigrant and bicultural clients.
It is imperative that all counselors, regardless of setting, are able to recognize and respond appropriately to behavioral addictions.
When placed in historical context, it becomes easy to understand why many Black Americans remain skeptical that mental health professionals are truly here to help them.