Sometimes the best forms of therapy are those that make us feel good. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health counseling all play important roles in helping individuals recover from and manage physical and emotional issues that are impeding their quality of life. These interventions utilize proven techniques that are administered by trained and licensed…Read more
About: Scott Wilson
Scott is an author and information technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and has worked in the information technology industry for more than 20 years as a system administrator, IT manager, and consultant. Scott’s numerous writing credits have included articles on healthcare, psychology, social work and public health. You can connect with Scott on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/scott-wilson.
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If you are considering a career in counseling, your paycheck is probably at least a little way down the list of things you are thinking about. You’re the kind of empathetic, caring, considerate person who is mostly in the game to help other people who are struggling. You probably already do that for friends and…Read more
Many people see all the “psych” in the words and immediately want to know what's the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? They sound the same, they look kind of the same, they play similar roles in movies and TV. But when you are choosing a career in mental health, or trying to find…Read more
To the average person on the street, there might not seem to be any difference at all between a psychologist vs a therapist. You show up, you tell them your problems, they talk to you about them, and you come away with a deeper understanding of yourself and some actionable insights into your internal and…Read more
The question of how to cope with the pandemic has been a big one for everyone over the past year. But it’s been a particularly difficult one for counseling psychologists. Not only have they had to deal with their own difficulties and anxieties, but they’ve also had to be the big shoulders for their patients.…Read more
As if the psychological health and well-being of the American public wasn’t already impacted enough by the COVID-19 pandemic, the June murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis set off a simmering pile of racial and social justice issues. Probably primed by extended periods of isolation and growing unemployment, the unrest burst into open protest in…Read more
There has been a lot of buzz in psychology circles about the sudden shift that the field has made to offer services remotely. COVID-19 and the strict social distancing requirements that followed might have been what kickstarted the trend, but there’s good reason to believe that telehealth will be a very normal way to provide…Read more
Some psychologists trying to stay productive while isolating at home have been preparing for the big wave of COVID-19-related mental health issues by combing through the research on past pandemics to get an idea of what types of issues to expect. This has led many of us in the field to unearth a body of…Read more
Like a lot of other work that used to be conducted primarily in person, counseling and therapy services have been abruptly shifting to an online-only format – all while trying to figure out where we fall on the essential services totem and interpret the mixed bag of stay-at-home orders handed down from state and local…Read more
With sirens constantly sounding through the streets of the major cities of the world, and bodies piling up in temporary morgues set up in freezer trucks outside hospitals, the physical effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are gripping the attention of the world right now. With the worst yet to come, that focus isn’t going to…Read more
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