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 […]

Active Listening

Listening is a process that requires your full participation and focusing your full attention on the intended audience. Listening is a commitment to understanding how others feel and seeing their perspective. This means putting aside […]

One Minute Mindfulness

I miss being a kid. I played with toy cars, superheroes, and stuffed animals. I went outside from sunup to sundown, coming in for lunch. I made sure not to miss my favorite cartoons on […]

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 […]

Can You See Things My Way?

  It was 8:30 at night.  I received a call on my cell phone from my dad, asking if I had gotten home from work yet.  I told him no, as I had stopped for […]