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Jun
10

Unpacking Perfectionism: How Performance-Based Identity Shapes Our Children | JCACounseling Podcast Short


What happens when everything changes? In a recent short clip from the JCAC podcast, the hosts delve into the concept of performance-based identity and its connection to perfectionism. By exploring the building blocks of a strong identity—how we see ourselves and what we do—we can understand how to foster healthy growth in our children.



The Root Of Perfectionism: Performance Based Identity | JCAC Podcast Short










Understanding Performance-Based Identity:


Performance-based identity is when an individual's self-worth is tied to their achievements and performance in various activities. The podcast highlights how children often develop this mindset when they receive praise and validation ...


Jun
09

Navigating Insurance for Counseling: What You Need to Know | JCACounseling Podcast Short


Understanding how to use insurance for counseling, psychiatry, and psychology services can be complex and overwhelming. In a recent short clip from the JCAC podcast, the hosts break down the essentials of utilizing insurance for mental health services, offering valuable insights on ensuring your child receives the best possible care.



The Reality of Using Insurance 4 Counseling | JCAC Podcast Short










The Necessity of a Medical Diagnosis:


One of the key points discussed in the podcast is that insurance requires a medical diagnosis to cover mental health services. This means that your counselor or service provider must diagnose your child with a specific mental health condition. The hosts emphasize...


Jun
08

The Transformative Power of Play Therapy: Enhancing Emotional and Cognitive Growth at JCAC | JCACounseling Podcast Short


How do our actions as parents or caregivers play an important role in shaping our children's brain and mind development? Enter the transformative realm of play therapy, where intrinsic linking helps with emotion regulation. In a recent short clip from the JCAC podcast, the hosts explore how this dynamic approach fosters resilience and adds a playful dimension to emotional and cognitive growth.



Learning to Regulate: Play Therapy at JCAC | Podcast Short







The Importance of Play Therapy:


Play therapy is a powerful tool that leverages the natural way children learn and express themselves—through play. The hosts explain that play therapy creates a safe and nurturing environment where children c...


Jun
07

Helping Your Teen Challenge Perfectionism | JCACounseling Podcast Short


As parents, we strive to support our children in becoming the best versions of themselves. We invest time and energy into their education, extracurricular activities, and overall development. However, one critical aspect that can significantly impact their success is often overlooked: their mental health. In a recent short clip from the JCACounseling Podcast, Erica shares invaluable insights on how perfectionism affects a child’s academic performance and what parents can do to help their teens challenge this mindset.



How to Help Your Teen Challenge PERFECTIONISM | JCACounseling Podcast Short






Understanding Perfectionism:


Perfectionism can be a double-edged sword for teens. While it might ...


May
17

Conquering Impostor Syndrome: Finding Your Purpose as a Counselor | JCACounseling Podcast Short














Impostor syndrome can be a challenging hurdle for counselors to overcome. In this short clip from the podcast, the hosts discuss how knowing your "why" can serve as a powerful tool for challenging impostor syndrome and staying grounded in your work with clients.


Click on the following link to watch this podcast short: https://youtu.be/bVHAEixocQ0



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Understanding Impostor Syndrome:


Impostor syndrome is a common experience among counselors, where feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy can undermine confidence and competence. The clip acknowledges that the impostor voice can be overwhelming, but it offers a mindset shift to combat these feelings.


The Power of Knowing Your "Wh...


May
16

Exploring Counseling: Is It Right for You? | JCACounseling Podcast Short














Are you considering a career in counseling but unsure if it's the right fit for you? In this short clip from the Healing Through Connection Podcast, the hosts delve into what it truly means to be a counselor, answering common questions like "Do I want to become a counselor?" and "What does the work week look like as a counselor?"


Click on the following link to watch the podcast short: https://youtu.be/NMcZmeB4q6c



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Understanding Counseling:


The episode begins by addressing the fundamental question: "Do I want to become a counselor?" The hosts discuss the intrinsic motivations behind pursuing a career in counseling and the qualities that make someone well-suited for this...


May
15

Unveiling Your Counseling Path: Discovering Your Niche | JCACounseling Podcast Short


In this short clip from the JCACounseling Healing Through Connection Podcast, hosts Erica, Hannah, and Myah delve into the essential process of discovering your niche as a counselor. They unpack the crucial steps involved in identifying the right population, niche, and theory models that resonate with you as a counselor.














Click on the following link to view this podcast short: https://youtu.be/60NGRFr3_4E


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Exploring Your Niche:


During the episode, Erica, Hannah, and Myah emphasize the importance of discovering who you are becoming as a counselor. This journey begins with asking the right questions and exploring various areas within the counseling field. They discuss the ...