Presidential elections always inspire strong feelings such as anticipation, a sense of hope and sometimes anger, but the pandemic and general chaos of 2020 have tightened the public’s tension. Voters are looking to counselors to help them cope with their anxiety and fear.
ACA recently held a briefing on racism, police reform and mental health for association members, legislative staff and advocates who are working on bills currently before the 116th Congress.
Counselors can create spaces for individuals to work through feelings of guilt, shame, helplessness, hopelessness and fear associated with simply surviving from day to day.
Are your clients struggling with active communication? How social media and the pandemic are contributing to this challenge and how we as counselors can address it.
“I know that in my prior life of poor self-care, I could not have weathered this current hurricane. Today I’m so strong, even though daily I’m feeling vulnerable and battered.”