Category: Personal Reminders

Grieving The Abstract

As a mental health counselor, you think you’ve heard it all. The other night though a young man I am working with caught me off guard. This poor guy had been through it all in […]

Taking It To The Next Level

A major decision has been weighing heavy on my mind for several months. For those of you who do not know, I am a mental health counselor in a specialized program for young adults experiencing […]

Spirituality and Self-Care

Improvements in self-care often involve clear suggestions. For instance, if someone wants to lose weight, the individuals can define specific goals and tangible steps to take towards those goals. They can exercise, eat a proper […]

Healing Is Not Linear

If you have been following the Caring Counselor blog, you have probably noticed a sharp drop in the amount of content being put out the past few weeks. I take personal responsibility for it and […]

Helping Others to Help Yourself

I was feeling nostalgic. I cleared out the middle of my bedroom floor. I mustered up enough strength to pull a large, blue, 50-gallon plastic tote from the back of my closet. This tote contains […]

Looking In From The Outside

A few weeks ago, I touched on how to cope with addiction and self-care (https://caringcounselor.blog/2017/12/20/addiction-and-self-care/). For that post, I put up a status on my personal social media calling for recovering addicts from all backgrounds […]

Addiction and Self-Care

I am an addict. Yes, your very own “Caring Counselor” is an addict, but not in the traditional sense. I have not once tried drugs or drank alcohol. My addictions are work and women. I recall […]