So while A Counselor’s Eye never became a reality, the intention led to the discovery of a lot of valuable information. If you are starting out and you need some guidance, I recommend you contact the professional association for your profession. In my case, that was the American Mental Health Counselors Association and their respective state and regional chapter. Ask about mentoring and reach out to recent graduates who still remember what it was like to be in your position and can share with you what to expect in the near future.
This blog was originally going to be called A Counselor’s Eye, although with a different purpose, but I am retiring that idea and just sticking with a more general blog for now.