Headshots

Today I’m thinking about…headshots. Why have one? What makes a good headshot? And why are there so many bad ones?
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Voicemail Greetings

Do you have all the necessary statements in your voicemail greeting?
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How To Network

We all know the importance of networking, but how many of us are doing it effectively?
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Importance of Theoretical Orientation

You remember studying different counseling theories in your graduate program, but do you know why? Understanding the importance of theory can help make you a better counselor.
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Emotional Support Animals: An Important Update

I’ve written previously about the ethical challenges of writing letters for emotional support animals. Because of recent developments that have been reported in the news regarding this topic, it’s time for an update.
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Inappropriate Questions

We can’t do therapy without asking questions. But, are all questions appropriate?
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Goal Setting for 2018

A brand new year, 2018, will be upon us before you know it. So, now is a great time to start thinking about your professional goals.
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The Initial Client Contact: Balancing Empathy With Logistics – Part 2

In the last post, we discussed the reasons for avoiding detailed conversations about the client’s issue(s) at first contact. In this post, I will provide specific suggestions on how to establish empathy without violating boundaries.
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The Initial Client Contact: Balancing Empathy and Logistics – Part 1

If you are in private practice, it is likely that your first client contact will be over the phone. How do you connect with the potential client appropriately and ethically?
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Cancelling Sessions

Although we consider the therapy hour to be sacred, life sometimes gets in the way of counseling appointments, both for clients and therapists. Therefore, it’s important to establish a cancellation policy.
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