The Importance of Self Care

I think that all counselors MUST have an outlet that honors their spirit. Counselors must remember to take time for themselves.

I honor myself by taking photographs. I like the idea of being able to capture a moment of time, and share it with others. I would like to start sharing those photos with you.

You may honor yourself by gardening, painting, singing, playing an instrument, knitting, baking, running (ug!), meditating, or any practice that makes you feel good about yourself.

Counselors must model self-care. If you aren’t doing this, you cannot be an effective therapist.


Dr. Poppy Moon is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified School Counselor. She teaches in the Counselor Education Department at the University of West Alabama. Dr. Moon has written and illustrated many guidance related books, including Breaking the Boy Code and The School With No Rules.
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