Dr. Michele Kerulis, Online Faculty

Dr. Michele Kerulis is a professor of counseling with Counseling@Northwestern and former program director of sport and health psychology at Adler University in Chicago. She is a certified consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, and a content expert in sport and exercise psychology. She is a past president of Illinois Counseling Association and takes time to advocate for counselors and clients on Capitol Hill. Dr. Kerulis is an active freelance writer, private practice clinical therapist, public speaker, and section editor for Chicago Scene Magazine. Her years of experience as an athlete, fitness professional, and therapist have created the foundation for her belief that the skills necessary to achieve success in sport and performance are the same skills necessary to achieve excellence in life. 


Art as a Healing Expression: An Afternoon with Brandon Breaux, Part 1

In part one of her discussion with artist Brandon Breaux, Dr. Michele Kerulis looks at the research behind art as a healing tool.

New ABC TV Show Shows Promise in Discussing Mental Health

Dr. Michele Kerulis shares her thoughts on how ABC’s new drama A Million Little Things could help to open dialogue around mental health and stigma.

This Counseling Awareness Month, Learn How Counselors Can Help Clients

Counselors help people by providing tools they can use throughout their lives when things get tough. From coping strategies with emotional struggles to decision-making and goal-setting around important developmental life events, there are a number of ways counselors can provide support. Here are 15 ways counselors can help clients. 

Finding Light and Love Amid the #MeToo Awakening

Society must balance the fight to end the secrecy of violence that plagues communities with the need to recognize the light and love in this world. This Valentine’s Day, instead of honoring romantic love, honor the love of helping others by recognizing amazing women who are dedicated to #ShatteringTheSilence and making the world a better place.

Counseling Awareness Month: Myths and Facts of Counseling

Each April, the American Counseling Association (ACA) sponsors Counseling Awareness Month to encourage people to learn about professional counselors and the benefits of counseling. Many people are afraid to seek counseling, even though they could benefit from it. Some common misconceptions perpetuate the myth that counseling is scary. However, the following facts will demonstrate that counseling is for everyone and counselors are here to help.

Getting Ready for the ACA Conference

Everyone is excited to attend the American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference and Expo in San Francisco March 16 to March 19. Whether you are an experienced conference-goer or a first-time attendee, these tips will help you get the best out of your conference experience. This list will be especially helpful as you prepare for San Francisco but can also be applied to other conferences.