A Grateful Intern

As a graduate student in a counseling program at Trinity Christian college, the anxiety in the pit of everyone's stomach is their internship. It is a state requirement that demands a certain amount of hours with clients and other duties of a counselor. It is also a way to gain real world experience, understanding, and insight... Continue Reading →

Termination

No matter how long a client has come in for therapy, an attachment forms between client and counselor.  The therapeutic alliance is full of meaning.  Creating a safe space for clients to share their pain, shame, disappointments, and milestones, a secure relationship is experienced.  Sometimes, a counselor has to leave the relationship for a variety... Continue Reading →

How to Build Resilience

First of all, what is resilience and why is it something that we need? Most simply put, resilience is what helps us to bounce back from adversity. Resilience is the process of adapting effectively in situations such as trauma, tragedy, or significant stressors such as loss of a job or the death of a loved... Continue Reading →

Digging Deep

Have you ever been at a place in your life where you think, “I don’t know if I can make it”?  The journey is long, it has been exhausting, and mental fatigue has set in.  Sounds a little like what life in general can become.  Maybe it’s a medical condition that is chronic, offering glimmers... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of an Olive Branch Intern

A counselor’s job isn’t always easy. This week, I had the opportunity to really think about my own self care while working with my clients. Counselors experience hearing painful as well as exciting events that transpired throughout someone’s life journey. “The counselor” is an important tool in the therapeutic progress and if a counselor isn’t... Continue Reading →

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