Counseling Today and its companion website, CT Online, received three awards in APEX 2015, the 27th annual awards program celebrating publication excellence among communications professionals.

Senior writer Laurie Meyers won two Awards of Excellence. One was in the feature writing category for her April 2014 cover story, “Ages and stages,” which looked at the need for counselors to help 2015 APEX awardolder adults as they encounter new life challenges and transitions. The second award, in the category of health and medical writing, was given for her June 2014 feature article, “Tossing and turning in the digital age.” The article examined the connections being made between sleep quality and a range of physical and mental health issues.

CT Online ( received an Award of Excellence in the category of best WordPress sites. This is the second straight year that APEX has honored CT Online. Staff writer Bethany Bray handles day-to-day oversight of the website and wrote approximately 40 of the online exclusives posted to CT Online during the past year.

This is the 11th consecutive year that Counseling Today has been recognized in national publication competitions. In total, the staff has won 36 awards for writing, design and website content since 2005.