The Counseling Today staff won a total of five awards in APEX 2021, the 33rd annual awards program recognizing excellence in publishing.

Senior editor Lindsey Phillips received a Grand Award in the writing category for her July 2020 feature “Putting first responders’ mental health on the front lines.” Of nearly 1,200 entries, only 100 Grand Awards total were presented across 13 major categories.

Senior writer Laurie Meyers earned Awards of Excellence in two separate writing categories: one in COVID-19 media newspaper/magazine articles for her December 2020 feature “Facing a winter of discontent” and another in health and medical writing for her May 2020 feature “Life after cancer.”

Senior writer Bethany Bray won an Award of Excellence in the feature writing category for her October 2020 cover story, “Helping clients develop a healthy relationship with social media.”

The August 2020 issue of Counseling Today was recognized with an Award of Excellence in the category of best magazine, journal and tabloid issue over 32 pages. Among the articles featured in that issue was a cover story on racial trauma and Black mental health.

The Counseling Today staff have received a total of 58 awards for writing, design and website excellence over the past 16 years.