I’ve always enjoyed intimate, one-on-one conversations rather than “small talk” in a large group. I used to think it was because I was shy, but now I realize that’s just how I’m wired. I find large group discussions to be mostly superficial and meaningless. I’d much rather spend focused individual time with someone. That’s where true connections happen.
There are many benefits to an online education, but there can also be pitfalls. Before committing to an online program, do your homework. Pun absolutely intended. A thorough investigation now will save you headaches later. Here are some things to look for:
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Hello everyone, and welcome to my first post for Masters In Counseling!! I am honored to be chosen, and excited to be able to bring to you some valuable, interesting, and entertaining information.
I don’t know about you, but when I first heard about online degrees in counseling I thought, “Counseling? No way. That won’t work. It’s too interpersonal.” However, as I began to learn more about online education, and its possibilities, I began to change my mind. (Much to the relief of my editor, I’m sure.) Continue reading →
Besides a new site design and other cool features like professional interviews, videos, and informative articles, Masters In Counseling.org is also aiming to be serve counseling students and new counselors by bringing on Barbara LoFrisco, a licensed counselor to blog for the site! Barbara LoFrisco holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified sex therapist. Currently, she helps individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, relationship and sexual issues in her private practice in the Tampa, FL area. She is also a full-time doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Counselor Education department at USF. One of her research interests is social media, and she recently co-authored an article in Career Development Quarterly on how university career centers are utilizing social media. Continue reading →