Virtual LPC Podcast #21 featuring Eric Strom

Eric's bio from his website:

As an attorney and a mental health counselor, I understand the unique legal considerations of the health care profession. I have had many years of experience providing legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to a wide range of health care professionals including psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, eastern medicine practitioners, and first responders. In addition, I am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and am currently providing counseling and psychotherapy services to combat veterans in Everett Washington. As an attorney in the US Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, I spent more than 10 years conducting legal training and providing legal services to mental health and medical professionals employed by the Federal Government in California and Washington State. I have also served as legal counsel on Navy Domestic Violence Case Review Committees for many years. 

In this episode you meet Eric.  It's an awesome interview that you are definitely going to enjoy.  Eric has a unique perspective because he is both a counselor and a lawyer!!  On top of that, he is also the co-founder of Counsel Chat.  Click the link to check it out!

Eric talks about his journey from being a lawyer to counselor, being a father, and developing new ways of helping people utilizing the Internet.  He also discussed the importance of avoiding professional isolation through networking with other mental health professionals.  Here are some excellent resources Eric recommends:

Wellness: mindfulness and breathing exercises.  Working to remain present in the moment.

Books: "The Body Keeps the Score" by Besser van der Kolk, MD and "Do Fathers Matter" by Paul Raeburn

Internet Resources: CounselChat.com and Person Centered Tech by Roy Huggins (a former guest on the show)

If you are attending the ACA Conference this year, drop by and say hello to Eric.  Counsel Chat is hosting a coffee social at the conference!

You can also listen to the podcast directly from your browser by clicking here.