6 Ways to Identify a Great Behavioral Health Agency

There are a number of agencies who do good in their respective communities, but only a few agencies who qualify as “great”. These agencies do more for their employees and participants than just meeting the minimum standards set forth by all kinds of government agencies or accrediting bodies (such as OSHA, CACREP, CARF, etc). BelowContinue reading “6 Ways to Identify a Great Behavioral Health Agency”

An Open Letter to Graduating Students in Mental Health Fields

Dear graduate,  First of all, let’s do what all good therapists do and address the elephant in the room. This is not a normal graduation year. There won’t be any gatherings in stadiums across the world where your heels will sink into the turf. You won’t take an awkward photo with the university president thatContinue reading “An Open Letter to Graduating Students in Mental Health Fields”

Introduction to Me and My Car

Hi, my name is Victoria Rodriguez, and my car is a disaster zone. This is because I’m a Provisionally Licensed Counselor in rural Louisiana providing home-based therapy for a community mental health agency. This means I eat in my car, travel in my car up to 3 hours a day, and hoard counseling worksheets inContinue reading “Introduction to Me and My Car”

Interview Questions for a Job in Community Mental Health

For those of you just starting out in the fields of social services or mental health, the interview process can be daunting. However, it can also provide an opportunity for you to spruce up your resume and sharpen those interpersonal skills which are paramount to rapport building and the counseling process. Below, I review 5Continue reading “Interview Questions for a Job in Community Mental Health”

5 changes I will be making after COVID-19

Reflecting on what I want to change before going back into the field Hello, all you beautiful essential workers out there. Without going into too much detail, I’m sure we can all agree that March/April of 2020 was more disappointing than the end of Game of Thrones with even worse plot holes. With the spreadContinue reading “5 changes I will be making after COVID-19”