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I Am a Counselor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    Anybody Use An Iphone?

    I built an application for the iPhone called QuickDSM and it is a good reference tool for looking up criteria without pulling out the big book and trying to find a disorder.   - Jim
    Jammericon Jammericon 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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    I Love Working With Clients...Can't Stand Agency/Office Politics

    I absolutely love working with my clients. Watching them change and grow as well as supporting them through their challenges is humbling and amazing. However....I really can not STAND "office" politics. I share a very...VERY tight office with a colleague. She is incredibly high...
    justiceandtruth justiceandtruth 36-40 Aug 20, 2011

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    New Counselor- Help In Preventing Burnout?

    I will have my master's very shortly, I just wrapped up my final internship and I have a few job prospects...it would be good for me to meet some people who are also counselors and more experienced, ones who could help me learn how to better self-care and prevent burnout. I have...
    Susannahjade Susannahjade 26-30, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    I found a great site to get my continuing

    education credits! I thought that I'd share the coupon with my fellow counselors. Get $10 off a one year unlimited subscription or $15 off a two year unlimited subscription. Expires on 08/19/2015. ce4less com coupon code = 108409
    love2helpu love2helpu 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I'm Not A Counselor, Just Need Advice

    Well I figured this would be the best place to get the advice I needed. I was recently raped, and am pregnant now with twins. Yes I am struggling with my emotions from the rape, but thats not what I need advice on. My school teachers were contacted about the ordeal but other than...
    nataly66 nataly66 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    An interesting read on sleep loss

    and mood. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-you-and-me/201308/all-night-the-effects-sleep-loss-mood
    love2helpu love2helpu 31-35, M Mar 10

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    counseling is a part of my job

    because i work as a school social worker so i consider myself counselor to the kids and their parents but i also studied counseling Diploma and read much books and did already counseling for some online friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    Counselor Specializing In Personality Disorders

    I began working as a counselor about a year ago at a local psychiatric ward. Due to my own struggles with personality issues, as well as the lack of counselors who are even willing to treat personality disorders, I decided to specialize in the field. So far I have worked with...
    jayjangle jayjangle 22-25 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    Exams Coming

    i need to write 3000 words about ellis and cognitive therapy....help! im crap at essays.. can anyone help?
    maninamousesuit maninamousesuit 51-55, M May 9, 2008

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    I Want to Be a Counselor

    I am getting ready to start my BA degree and I am excited. I am going through N C C A C .It is a Christian school .
    MARYMI MARYMI 46-50 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Counselor Stress

    I am a vocational rehabilitation counselor.  Right now is one of the two worst times of the year, 1 week before college begins.  I worked until 11pm last night getting the paperwork done so that "procrastinators" could get the state to sponsor their college...
    jkail1947 jkail1947 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    With Wings is a group on Facebook

    which offers help and support for those who need it. It is a safe space for members to come together, make friends and help others as well as themselves. If you suffer from a mental illness, self harm or have an eating disorder then this is a place for you to come and be...
    withwingsgroup withwingsgroup 18-21, F Dec 11, 2014

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    Crash...and Burn

    They warned my class 50% of us would do that...burn out. The long hours, constant isolation, only surrounding ourselves with people who are in constant turmoil and pain...the "God" syndrome that you develop from the adoration developed by your patients. I didn't think that...
    m2extreme m2extreme 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    Hello! I'm in college to be a counsellor

    and i want to start and practise on people online first, so if you've had problems or still are having problems with anything in life don't be afraid to message me and ill talk to you! Thank you! You'll help me a lot as well as i hopefully will help you
    Suicidesilenced Suicidesilenced 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I'm a Counselor, Not a Saint!

    I am a counselor, having worked for many years with various populations:  substance abusers, persons with severe/persistent mental illnesses, persons with developmental disorders, persons with physical disabilities.  When people learn this they automatically assume that...
    alisarosenbaum alisarosenbaum 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    Challenging Colleague

    My colleague (with whom I share an office) is a very difficult person. She is somewhat competent in terms of counseling, although I don't agree with many of her techniques, she doesn't appear to be doing any harm. I think the main problem is she has mental health problems (PTSD...
    justiceandtruth justiceandtruth 36-40 1 Response Mar 5, 2012

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    What It Means To Be A Counselor

    What it means to be a counselor, defining a since of purpose…A counselor must bind their eyes of preconceptionsRemoving the shoes of personal judgment as to tread lightly around fractured identitiesTo gain awareness through connection and feelingWith bare feet, as to be...
    CounselorDan CounselorDan 46-50, M Mar 12, 2013

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    Free Counseling For Cancer & Palliative Patient

    Counseling Service, for almost every problems-family, marriage, sex, child, personal, secrecy guaranteed with confidence. call ramesh 91-9903871861 or contact ramesmaji@gmail. com.  
    ramesmaji ramesmaji 36-40, M Nov 23, 2009

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    I'm An Elementary School Counselor

    I started working as an elementary school counselor last year. I love working with the kids and I think I connect really well with them because I am petite and I look very young. And I can also remember very well what it was like to be a kid and I can relate well to the kids...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    I don't think I'm cut out

    for this. A patient of mine killed herself yesterday, she was only 18. I know it's not my fault but I can't help shake the feeling that I could have done more.
    ConfusedJon ConfusedJon 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13, 2014

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    I have no motivation to do anything. I used to have goals and ideas I wanted to pursue. Now, it all feels fruitless. I know that I have had issues with depression my whole life...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Just left the counselor. He is nice but never sure about those things. I told him alot and it bothered me at first but now that I have left,I feel better. I hate being me sometimes...
    Blaker19 Blaker19 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    Friday the 13th on NES was always one of my guilty pleasure games because man did this game suck...but for whatever reason I always got a kick out of it.  I was always curious...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The biologic was a violent drunk, who only came home when he'd run out of panhandling money, and winter was setting in (he lived under a bridge in the warmer months). Mom finally...
    SemperFido SemperFido 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    My husband was cheating on me, he was hugging some other woman right in front of me and they were going somewhere probably a hotel. Surprisingly, I didn't follow them. Instead, I...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F Aug 17

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    The year was 1970 and I was excited, nervous, and hoping it would soon be over. The first day was always a half day but those four hours seemed to last an eternity. This was back...
    Z281 Z281 56-60, M Aug 16

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    I was spa nked at school in my Sophomore year in HS. This is not typical because corporal punishment is not accepted but i had a guidence counselor you always seem to be calling...
    otkangel otkangel 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    So I got reminissing with an old friend from summer camp on facebook of how the camp we used to go to was and how it's changed. Now I wanta say all you youngens on here I think if...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M Aug 16

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    I am honestly the most confused person alive. I want to do something different, something I also love doing, but I do not know what. The guidance counselor has suggested TONS of...
    aresdite aresdite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I don't know what to do anymore, everything is so overwhelming, my family stresses me out, people stress me out, my social anxiety is so bad it feels like someone is holding a gun...
    HiiroTenshi HiiroTenshi 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I just hate having a SK. I never wanted children and when my husband and I married he promised me he would never have anything to do with his child. He wasthe product of a one...
    pookie71 pookie71 41-45 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I am one of 60 people in the world classified as having Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory or Hyperthymesia. I remember every day of my life since I was six years old and I am...
    FrankHealy FrankHealy 46-50, M Aug 14

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    This is how my summers been going. So I was a junior camp counselor for 4 weeks, where I was sexually harassed by the kids. I also had to deal with kids with special needs. And I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 14

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    Lived there for seven years. Spent three and a half working in a group home for retarded adults as a live-in counselor. It was a great experience!
    BamaChristopher BamaChristopher 51-55, M Aug 14

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    Last night on the way home from dinner, my husband and I had a wonderful conversation. And yes, by wonderful , I mean I am full of wonder towards him. He may be the most self...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Today my counselor tells me my husband is probably depressed. It's been an emotional roller coaster with mood swings, isolation and.his constant accusations of cheating. Tonight I...
    ariuri1 ariuri1 31-35, F Aug 12

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    My Depression May 2014-August 2015 2 and a half years ago, I became depressed and never told anyone. My parents contributed to this greatly but subtly, saying little demeaning...
    MagicalLasso MagicalLasso 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I had an abortion right before I turned 15yrs old I was 24 week pregnant , I'm 45 now. I didn't choose to have an abortion but I was forced to by my parents. I was literally forced...
    enecchisantos enecchisantos 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I met with my counselor today, and she asked me a very simple but stirring question. The question was "what do you feel when you are dressed as a woman"? It took me some time to...
    parttimelisa parttimelisa 51-55, M 7 Responses Aug 12

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