Entries by Jeremiah Hopes

The Dirty Little Secret

Many of my childhood friends were active in sports and some of them broke a bone or two in the process. I remember autographing their casts with well wishes such as, get well soon or sorry you got hurt. As parents, we know that if our children have a fever, it is best for everyone […]

It’s All About Relationships

I remember my counseling professors drilling home the point that the therapeutic relationship was the most vital component in delivering effective therapy. As an experienced therapist, I now know they were right. However, my experience has taught me that quality relationships form the basis for interactions in a variety of settings. Often, the better our […]

ADHD: We Know Better

A quote by the late Maya Angelou that says, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” has had a great influence on me over the past year. Improving the odds for troubled youth is not an easy task, which is why events such as the National […]

Beyond Black and White

As an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I have some fond memories of my many years in Greensboro both as a student and a professional. It was a special moment to return as the keynote speaker at this year’s North Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference. My speech focused on diversity and […]