ACA MEMBER BLOGS

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    Rethinking the Role of Career Counseling

    • Aaron Engel
    Sep 27, 2021
    I worked for a couple of years as a career coach before starting as a counselor and, during that time, found that approximately 90% of my clients were either seeing a counselor for anxiety or needed a referral for one.
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    Should States Make Temporary COVID-19 Telehealth Provisions Permanent?

    • Aaron Engel
    Sep 17, 2021
    My state board recently sent out a great request for feedback. They want to know counselors' thoughts on whether or not telehealth flexibility implemented for COVID-19 should be extended.
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  • ShannonGonter

    Fear of Networking

    • Shannon Gonter
    Sep 17, 2021
    When I opened my private practice and started reading about the “powers of networking”–how if I didn’t do any marketing, or have a social media strategy, or didn’t make sure I was networking, that I wouldn’t succeed.
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    Does Your Practice or Agency use CBT?

    • Aaron Engel
    Sep 10, 2021
    That question comes up a lot for many therapists. The short answer may be “yes,” but the more accurate answer may be “it depends.”
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  • Joanne

    Finding your Niche

    • Joanne Thomas
    Sep 10, 2021
    What area of counseling do I want to specialize in? What types of specialties are there? How do I know what is the best fit for myself? These are all questions that you as a graduate student or new professional may have asked yourself.
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    Treating Couples and Communication Issues: More than Meets the Eye

    • Aaron Engel
    Aug 25, 2021
    Communication is a vital part of any romantic relationship. Given that, it's not surprising how many couples want to focus on improving communication.
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  • Marissa Lawton

    Schedule VS Routine: What’s Best for Your Time Outside of Session

    • Marissa Lawton
    Aug 5, 2021
    When it comes to structuring our time outside of session, we need to determine what feels rejuvenating and what feels restrictive. Because while we all have the same 24 hours in every day, not every one of us likes to, or can, spend those hours the same way.
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  • HannaCespedes

    Paycheck to Paycheck: Where is my money?

    • Hanna Cespedes
    Aug 4, 2021
    Being a professional student, counselor, trainee, and supervisor while also being supervised is definitely what can be referred to as role confusion! So many new therapists at the beginning of their careers find themselves wearing several different hats from the clinical setting all the way to academia.
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  • Marissa Lawton

    How to create a well-rounded and values-based vision board

    • Marissa Lawton
    Jul 2, 2021
    Vision boards. For some of us they conjure up images of school project style collages while for others they might suggest Pinterest boards of recipes and renovations. But what exactly is a vision board and what’s its primary purpose?
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  • Marissa Lawton

    A Counselor’s Advice on Setting and Achieving Goals Through a Sense of Agency

    • Marissa Lawton
    Jun 28, 2021
    It’s no secret that much of our society today thrives on convenience and instant gratification. From unlimited drive-thru services to same-day shipping, and from on-demand movie streaming to Instacart groceries, we have the ability to access just about anything we want or need within a matter of moments.
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