Anita Knight

Anita Knight is a counselor, counselor educator, and author. See for more information.

  • 3 Reasons to Intentionally Cultivate Empathy

    Jun 06, 2017
    The importance of seeking to understand clients cannot be overemphasized, and it is often painful for beginning counseling students to slow down and seek to be present with clients and hear their stories without rushing in to first problem solve, fix, or give advice.
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  • Three Key Roles of Effective Supervisors

    May 31, 2016
    The month of May is graduation season and ‘tis the season for counselor trainees graduating with their master’s degrees in hand to begin their post-graduation journey towards licensure starting with residency. Part of this process includes finding an approved supervisor to register in order to start logging hours towards licensure.
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  • The Transformative Power of Metaphor: Three Examples

    Jun 24, 2013
    Recently I was reminded of the transformative power of metaphor, and the excitement and comfort that we derive from having both words and visual images to describe our present circumstances. Sometimes life’s challenges take on an abstract and confusing form, and making sense of a presenting problem can be a challenging puzzle.
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  • Three Reasons Counselors Should Never Stop Learning

    Jun 10, 2013
    ONE: Continual learning is a requirement in the counseling profession. Summer ‘tis the season of license renewal and continuing education completion, fees for license renewal are due to the board of health professions along with the promise that continuing education requirements have been met. I have been guilty of groaning about paperwork and requirements, but I find the process of continuing education rejuvenating and exciting.
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