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The value of adding certifications
If you are considering a new certification to add to your arsenal of clinical skills, then you are on the right path. Even if you can’t add the certification until months or years later, it’s important to take steps to add value to your resume and education. Here are more reasons why you should consider a new certification.

Should you provide telemental health?
Have you thought about adding video counseling to your list of services? Have you considered your ability to reach more clients in different zip codes? Many virtual counseling platforms are available that give people access to counselors throughout the world.

Counseling for Counselors
In this profession, it is essential to know when to seek help. We spend most of our time trying to keep our clients engaged and avoiding no-shows. Our clients need counseling and it’s just as vital for us as counselors. Many counseling programs require their students to attend a counseling session to learn about the process and to ensure that they work on their own “stuff” that may come up later as a therapist.

7 Actions to Save Your Sanity as a Counselor
Your career as a counselor can be very demanding.Here are 7 actions to save your sanity as a counselor.

5 Tips On How To Be An Advocate For Counseling
Now that you have found your calling consider how much more you could do for the clients you serve as an everyday advocate. Here are five tips that you can take today to advocate for counseling.

Use Criticism as Fuel for Your Counseling Career
Are you discouraged from setbacks on the road toward becoming a counselor? You’re not alone. Whether it be a failed licensure exam or constructive criticism, becoming an experienced counselor can be discouraging. But, you have a choice. You can either let the setbacks keep you down, or you can transform them into fuel for success. It’s all about balance.

Benefits of the Creative Counselor
Creative counseling has been increasingly popular since professor, author, and former American Counseling Association president, Samuel Gladding, began the practice in 1970. Creativity is directly linked to problem solving, which, Gladding asserts, is the goal of counselors with their clients. Through the experience of expressing emotions creatively, people can become more self-aware and, therefore, begin to progress towards healing.

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam: Alyson Carr Interview
Robin Phillips interviews Dr. Alyson Carr on the experiences with National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam.

The Internet’s Impact on Communication and Counseling
Sherry Turkle speaks on connection at the cost of conversation. Though she doesn’t mention telemental health, perhaps the online counseling community could be the best of both worlds.