Helping Hand or A Hindrance!!!!
In one of my current jobs……….due to the high volume of clientele and veteran clients…… I have began to ponder is a “helping hand” really a helping hand or is it a hindrance? In this particular line of work, we assist several individuals as well as families sometimes in a financial capacity. In general, these are low income […]
Who’s Your Counselor’s Counselor?
As I near the end of collecting my state LPC-Intern hours, I have realized the importance of the question: Who’s your counselor’s counselor? At first, I found it easy to compartmentalized the traumas that I was hearing on a daily basis from my clients and not allowing their stories to effect me. However, after two […]
I recently read an article entitled 10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She’s 10. These 10 simple girl power commandments-if you will- will help your daughter navigate through life. The 10 girl power commandments for little girls are as follows: 1. How adored she is. No matter what you disagree on and […]
The Confederate Flag: Is Change Possible
Living in the South, I often hear individuals of the majority say that the Confederate flag symbolizes their heritage. Whereas, most minorities see this same flag as a symbol of hatred. I guess it depends on which end of the whip your ancestors had contact with that aids in one’s perception. I was recently […]
YOU Have To Love Yourself
The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself. – Sahaj Kohli Such a powerful reminder that no matter who you invite into your life, no matter how much their love soothes the pains of the past, you still have to make it a priority to love yourself. […]
The Cost of Professional Counseling
Many people in our society forgo the cost of counseling in a effort to save time and money. Can you put a cost on your mental and physical health? Can you place a cost of the emotional well being of your children? Can you place a cost on your marriage? Most of these things cannot […]
Abstinence or Contraceptives
Sitting in my house on Friday enjoying the cool weather I was watching a movie on Lifetime called The Pregnancy Pact. It was about a small town that was going through a pregnancy epidemic. At a particular school, a group of 5 friends had made a pact to become pregnant at the same time. Now […]
Police Abuse: Here We Go Again!!!
This past week another police officer in South Carolina….in my opinion abused his power. He slams a teenage African-American female student because she refused to put her cellphone away and spit her gum out when asked to do so by her teacher. When is enough…enough!!! This type of brutality is the current norm and should not be […]