I have been writing for Counseling Today magazine since 2005. The following articles were originally published by the American Counseling Association and can be found here. 

Entries in counseling profession (4)


And Baby Makes Three

Pregnancy may be the ultimate self-disclosure to our clients. How your counselor handles this information can impact the therapeutic alliance.

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Attending to Countertransference

Although the episode took place many years ago, R. Jane Williams still gets a lump in her throat when she thinks about the nine months she spent counseling a young mother dying of breast cancer. The client’s wrenching story of her husband’s initial denial of her illness would have pained any counselor, as would the grief she expressed concerning the thought of leaving two young children behind. But Williams was particularly affected by the story because she, too, had faced breast cancer and experienced the fear of leaving her child motherless.

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Life Without an Alarm Clock

Just like those in any other field, counselors face struggles when approaching retirement.

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When the Vows Break

D-I-V-O-R-C-E doesn’t always spell the end of counseling

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