Maternity Leave

Our fellow co-founder, Tiffany Frias Rabenaldt, is currently expecting her first child next month. Due to this wonderful life transition, she will be taking a step back from the group for the next several months so that she can focus on the needs of her family. Beginning on January 20th, Tiffany will not be returning emails or Facebook messages. Tiffany will be returning to her role in the group after her maternity leave. In the meantime, please contact the other co-founders, Tracy Cooper or Virginia Gonzalez, by email or on Facebook.

Here is their information:

Tracy Cooper- Email: tccounselor@yahoo.com

Virginia Gonzalez-Email: virginiagg.ma@gmail.com

Please be patient with us during this time. We will check Facebook daily and respond to your emails and Facebook messages within 1 to 2 business days.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Gift Guide: 2nd Counselor Edition

December is my favorite time of year and one of my favorite things to do during the holidays is give to others. And who deserves a gift more than those who help others – such as us hard working counselors?

Here are some great gifts for the dedicated and hard working counselor on your holiday list.

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1.scarf l $29                                                                                                                                   2. mugs l $10 (we could all use an afternoon pick-me-up in a pretty mug)

3. diffuser l $20 (set the stage for healing)

4. bookmark l $12.50  & journal (we do need to be doing our own awareness work, after all)51PQEkujxSL

5.  office calendar (lets face it – we are BUSY)

6.  slippers (to keep under our desk for those times in between clients) master_MOC184

 

7. e-reader (to keep up with all the articles and books we recommend to our clients)

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Comment below to add your own good counselor gift ideas.

Happy Holidays!

Tracy Cooper, MA, LPC

Pilot Peer Group

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We have found interaction with peers through our networking group to be an invaluable experience and would like to increase the interaction by creating a small peer group.

What is a small peer group? A small peer group is a closed group with 6 to 8 members that meet bi-weekly or monthly to discuss case consultations, marketing strategies, resources and more.

I am a member of a peer support group in Dallas. This group has been beneficial to me because it has provided me with consistent guidance and support from tenured counselors. Through participation in this peer group, I have learned about community agencies, employment opportunities, client and professional resources, helpful trainings, and marketing strategies.

An additional component of the peer support group, which has been important to my growth, is the discussion of case consultations. These discussions have provided me with a new perspective as well as potential interventions to be used.

Finally, we arrange for additional training as needed, which may include hiring professionals and or demonstrating interventions during our meetings. For instance, together we decided that ethics training was necessary; therefore, we hired a lawyer and debriefed on ethics, private practice forms, subpoenas, and more.

The SA Counselors Networking Group is planning to create a small peer group, which will start as a pilot group. The pilot group will allow for discussion of case consultations, marketing strategies, private practice questions, and more.

If interested in being a part of our pilot group, please email us at sacounselors@gmail.com your name, title, and availability.

We hope to hear from you and have you as a member of our small peer support group!

Best Regards,

Tracy Cooper, MA, LPC-Intern

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Our group is growing and we want you to be a member…

Our group has outgrown our current Facebook format. In an effort to meet the needs of our members, we are moving to a slightly more formal membership format. We are creating a membership database. MEMBERSHIP IS STILL ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE.

Everyone that is a member of our Facebook group has two options: (1) become a formal member of SA Counselors Networking Group by having your information added to our database, or (2) stay a member of our Facebook group only. Only formal members will be eligible to be a featured counselor of the week, be added to our referral sheet, and receive emailed event notes from our events.

To be included in our official membership database, please complete our *membership form and email form to sacounselors@gmail.com.

*membership form questions are listed below

SA Counselors Networking Group Membership Form

Please fill out this form and email to SACounselors@gmail.com.

NAME:

CREDENTIALS

EMAIL

PHONE

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT

ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

PREFERRED CLIENT POPULATION/ AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

COST PER SESSION

INSURANCE ACCEPTED

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN PRESENTING AT AN EVENT?

IF SO, WHAT TOPIC WOULD YOU LIKE TO PRESENT ABOUT?

We’ve started a blog…

Welcome to the San Antonio Counselors Networking blog. This blog was created in an effort to better connect with our counseling colleagues and community. On our blog, you will find our posts to include our featured counselor of the week, referral lists, resources, relevant articles and much more.

Stay tuned to obtain information about our recent networking event, review of mobile apps to be used with clients, and our featured counselor of the week.

Best Regards,

Tiffany, Tracy, and Virginia