Welcome to the launch of the new and improved Counseling Today website and my first blog post! I am Dr. Susan Rose, CEO of Counseling Today, and I am so excited to share with you MORE of what Counseling Today has to offer! The amount of ideas and inspiration whirling around in my head, collected over a lifetime of education and experience, is ready to jump out. I wanted to start by telling you why I created this blog, what you will be seeing more of in my posts, and my overall experience of revamping my website.
Why I started the blog
Since I have been in education and especially since I became a Counselor Educator, many have asked “Why don’t you write a book?!” I have spent the most current years of my career in higher education, but have many years experience as a school counselor and teacher in both private and public schools. This experience, along with my education and research, established a broad spectrum of experience from which to draw and placed me in situations which prompted this blog so that I could informally share what I’ve learned with fellow counselors as well as parents. Additionally, writing is another one of my passions, so it seems natural to combine two of my passions (school counseling and writing) with this blog.
What you will be seeing in my posts
Counseling will obviously be the main topic of my blog, but get ready because you will be seeing much more of the face behind Counseling Today (me), and a mixture of what I’ve picked up along the way throughout my career, including counseling strategies, parenting techniques, and self-care. I may be a “perfectionist” but I am nowhere near perfect. That’s one of the main messages I want to convey with this blog – that we are all just trying to get through this life the best way we can. But, if we support each other, we can make it better for all of us. Please feel free to always share your experiences and communicate with me along the way! I hope to inspire you because, truthfully, I believe that one cannot help others without helping themselves. So, we’re all in this together.
After being inspired to start my blog, I wanted to act fast. Yet, I learned that this is not a fast task. Not only did I want to start a blog, but after having my business for almost twenty years, I was ready to totally revamp my brand and website which I initially created on my own. Originally, the company and the website was focused on selling curriculum that I wrote. The new direction is to share information through the blog as well as through Professional Development workshops and seminars. The new website and this blog reintroduces us.