Therapy Methods

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Self Help

Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and more.  Self-help makes you a better, wiser person. By increasing your self-awareness capabilities, self-help efforts can help you learn to recognize potential problems before they are  out of your control. 



EFT tapping is an alternative acupressure therapy treatment used to restore balance to your disrupted energy. It's demonstrated some benefits as a treatment for anxiety, depression, physical pain, and insomnia



 EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. 


What We've Up To


In this episode Andrew G. Marshall of The Meaningful Life talks with us about what it means to set intentions, how to set up intentions that are achievable and positive, and the rewards that come with a regular intention-setting practice. 

Listen to the latest Podcast on Trauma and  Self Sabotage - How do we Heal  via Roosterly 

Listen to the latest Podcast on Self-Care Rituals and the importance of self-reflection and establishing daily self-care rituals.

S2. E43. Reset and Prioritize Yourself

Listen to this episode of ADHD Crash Course to learn more about the ADHD/ Trauma Connection!

77. Trauma, ADHD, or Both?


In 2015, one of the ASCA cohort members (Erin Vandermore) became the first elementary school counseling program to receive RAMP recognition in Chicago! As mentioned in "The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results (and So Much More" by Trish Hatch and Julie Hartline
Foreword by Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy


For the State of Illinois
Elementary School Counselor of the Year 2012

Articles and Newsletters

Go Solo Article

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Erin Vandermore, founder of Age of Uncertainty Coaching, located in Asheville, NC, USA.

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ISCA newsletter and Insights.
Spring 2012

Editorial Feedback and Insight

Editorial Feedback

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Stuart F. Chen-Hayes (Author), Melissa S. Ockerman (Author), Erin Chase McCarty Mason (Author) A must read!


Developmental Counseling Model for Illinois Schools.

Best Practices for School Counselors 2018 Edition


CPS Framework for School Counselors Companion Guide Version 1.1 – June 2014