Recently I was honored to receive the 2014-2015 Colorado Counseling Association Outstanding Practitioner Award. This award was established to recognize a practitioner who’s time is spent primarily in direct counseling.
The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in the practice of counseling.
The state of Colorado has about 6,500 professional counselors according to the state database.
The largest organization of all these counselors is the Colorado Counseling Association, which is the local branch of the American Counseling Association.
I’m honored that the selection committee felt I was deserving of such a notable award.
My hope is that this award helps my clients feel confident in the work we do together.
Interestingly, one of the key determinants in the success of therapy is the client’s belief in the therapist’s ability to help.
I hope it has a primary effect for our group practice. I am the primary group trainer and supervisor.
My hope is that people have an increased confidence in our entire group practice, feeling more comfortable and confident with the integrity, ethics, skill and care I provide individually and we provide as a group.
When I got the call that I won the award, I was moved and excited. I think I had a smile that was real tough to wipe off my face.
It’s the kind of feeling you get after the girl or boy you really like says yes after you ask them to the prom.
It’s this real sense of appreciation and enjoyment and calm, a feeling that all your hard work is being recognized and valued.