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The American Counseling Association is dedicated to the growth and development of the counseling profession and those who are served.

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The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is the nation’s premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling.

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The mission of ALGBTIC includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts representing the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, indigenous heritage in order:

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling


The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. The primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism.

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Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care at Loyola integrates ministry with contemporary counseling.  These programs combine robust clinical coursework and supervision-intensive internships with a holistic approach to the exploration of human behavior that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. In doing so the Programs define pastoral counseling as a dynamic, therapeutic approach that addresses both the psychological and spiritual dimensions of those in need–with precision and compassion.

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Reiki (pronounced Ray-kee) is Japanese for Universal Life Force or Spiritually-Guided Energy. Rei means Universal or all-knowing and all-encompasing. Ki means life-force energy and is the same as Chi in Chinese or Prana in Sanskrit.

Reiki is a complementary, alternative, and spiritual therapy that has been used to help heal almost any dis-ease or imbalance that you can think of. The most common of these, being stress-related disorders, which make up at least 75% of America's visits to the hospital.

Reiki is totally non-invasive and the client is fully clothed during a session, it can be done anywhere and at any time, and anyone can learn and practice Reiki successfully!

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Feng shui is commonly referred to as the ancient Chinese art of placement; and its proponents maintain that practicing the art can increase one’s luck, financial resources, and mental as well as physical well being.

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Alfred Adler , 1870-1937, Austrian psychologist, founder of the school of individual psychology. Although one of Sigmund Freud’s earlier associates, he rejected the Freudian emphasis upon sex as the root of neurosis. Adler broke with Freud in 1911, maintaining that feelings of helplessness during childhood can lead to an inferiority complex. Adler’s theory focused on social forces, and his therapy, while still concerned with the analysis of early childhood, was also interested in overcoming the inferiority complex through positive social interaction. After 1932, he lectured and practiced in the United States.

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The mission of Metanoia is to break down barriers that keep people from getting the help they need.  Through communication, education and advocacy, we work to make connections that can shed a little light.

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The Online Therapy Institute is designed for clinicians and organizations who wish to enrich their knowledge about online counseling, clinical supervision and the impact of technology on mental health. The Institute, founded by Kate Anthony and DeeAnna Merz Nagel is a think tank for all issues mental health, cyberpsychology, technology and the internet. Our mission is to provide a platform that allows people to learn collaboratively from one another. As an Institute, we strive to disseminate information about research, education and training. Topics and issues of interest extend to internet and cybersex addictions, gaming, virtual worlds, social networking, SMS texting and online peer support.

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The American Distance Counseling Association is a professional organization founded to promote safety and confidence in  counseling treatment on the internet and through phone services.   ADCA Members are licensed mental health and educational specialists who offer support and counseling via connections through the internet, office-based practices, and/or the use of telephone services.

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