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Hello! Welcome to The Helpful Counselor website! I’m Heather, the author behind The Helpful Counselor blog and counseling products.

If you’re like most people who visit The Helpful Counselor, you are undoubtedly trying to help a child, preteen, or teen to reach their full potential.

Heck! Chances are you are probably trying to help more than just one.

Let’s get real for a second…social, emotional, and behavioral skills don’t come easy for some kids and what works for one might not work for the next.

Usually, the cycle goes like this: we try interventions and cross our fingers wait & see if things improve. If they don’t, we try something else.

This trial & error process can take a lot of time…during which, the problem escalates.

Enter The Helpful Counselor

Over the past 20 years, I’ve had many “opportunities” for trial and error. My goal (in creating this site) is to save you the growing pains and time it took me to learn what actually works!

As a result, the tips and resources on this site are sure to live up to the name: The Helpful Counselor

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You might also be interested in checking out my new online course that will help you put an end to relational aggression (a.k.a. friendship drama) once and for all!