Category Archives: Mental Health
Self-disclosure can be a very useful skill, but only if employed properly.
Providing psychotherapy isn’t the only job description for counselors. Often, counselors act as a consultant. For example, an experienced counselor could provide supervision to a novice counselor. It is important for both graduate students in counseling programs and beginning counselors … Continue reading
Graduate students have many stressors. For example, graduate students often have the equivalent of two full-time jobs, one for which they do not get paid. The initial excitement of pursuing graduate studies is often replaced with stress and anxiety once … Continue reading
It’s an open secret among mental health professionals that many of us have entered the field due to our own personal issues. It may be because we have experienced for ourselves the incredible transformation brought about through the healing power … Continue reading
In my last post, I discussed how the right amount of anxiety can enhance performance. So, how can you manage your anxiety to keep it at an optimum level?
OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is defined as obsessional thoughts that create distress and anxiety, which is then relieved by a compulsion. The person must do the compulsion in order to relieve the stress from the obsession. Obsessive thoughts and … Continue reading
Anxiety is a very common mental disorder, and it is particularly problematic for students. First of all, students are more prone to anxiety because they are subject to unusual scrutiny and pressure. Second of all, because students are constantly being … Continue reading
In my last post, I discussed the importance of establishing the client’s goals. In this post, I will discuss the next step: treatment.
In the last post you read about the first duty of a mental health counselor: doing assessments. In this post, you will read about the second step: establishing goals.