ACA Counseling Corner Blog Logo
ACA Counseling Corner Blog

We all face daily challenges in today's complicated and demanding world. ACA’s Counseling Corner Blog offers thoughtful ideas, suggestions, and strategies for helping you to live a happier and healthier life.

Columns can be reprinted in full or in part with attribution to the American Counseling Association’s Counseling Corner Blog.


  • Nervousness Is Okay... Anxiety Not So Good

    Jul 25, 2017
    It's a common experience to sometimes feel nervous about an upcoming event. But some people may find that their nervousness can spiral into anxiety that can have real and serious negative effects on their lives. It's important to be able to recognize the differences and to deal with severe anxiety.
    Full story
  • Facing The Challenge Of Mid-Life Dating

    Jul 17, 2017
    Dating is no longer an activity just for high school students. For a variety of reasons lots of people well past the high school years are finding themselves back in the dating pool. It can be a stressful experience at first, but if undertaken with some common sense approaches, can be an interesting and enjoyable experience.
    Full story
  • Tips For Encouraging Good Behavior In Your Children

    Jul 10, 2017
    Most parents would like their children to be perfectly behaved little gentlemen and ladies all of the time. But most parents are well aware that isn't going to happen. However, there are easy, positive things parents can do to encourage better behavior.
    Full story
  • What Are Your Dreams Trying To Tell You?

    Jul 03, 2017
    Do you dream? The answer is yes you do, even if you don't remember those dreams when you wake in the morning. Researchers report we all apparently dream every night, and when we do remember our dreams they may be telling us things about ourselves.
    Full story
  • Taking Steps To Minimize Memory Loss

    Jun 26, 2017
    As most of us get older we may begin to notice our memory isn't quite as sharp as it once was. Sometimes that's just the normal aging process, and sometimes it can indicate a problem. Here are some tips on how to spot problem memory problems, and how to take steps to improve memory.
    Full story
  • Are You Getting The Most Out Of That Family Vacation?

    Jun 19, 2017
    Vacations are more than just enjoyable, they're often an important way to get away from job pressures and daily stresses, and to refocus and re-energize. But too often people make vacations seem like just more work, or even bring a large part of the office on that family trip.
    Full story
  • Let's All Go Outside And Take A Walk!

    Jun 12, 2017
    It isn't news that it takes effort to stay healthy. And while most of us are pretty good about scheduling that visit to the doctor or dentist, too often we ignore the simplest things we can do for both better physical and mental health - eating right and staying active.
    Full story
  • Do The Kids Really Know How You Feel?

    Jun 05, 2017
    Most parents tend to assume that their children know how much they're loved and cared about. The reality, however, is that communicating our love and concern for our children needs to be an ongoing process that requires parental effort.
    Full story
  • Time To Reduce The Worrying In Your Life

    May 25, 2017
    Most of us find plenty of things to worry about most days. But are all those things issues that really should be troubling us? Some suggestions on how to reduce unnecessary worrying.
    Full story
  • Helping Your Child Reach A Healthy Weight

    May 12, 2017
    A child who is overweight can be troubling to both the parents and the child him or herself. But often we take the wrong approach in helping the child address the problem. Here are some tips that can help lead to success.
    Full story

Join/Renew NOW!

Subscribe to this blog