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I Am a Counselor

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13

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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 41-45, M Mar 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response May 1, 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 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 9 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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 Aug 13

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    Related Experiences

    This memory makes me laugh now, and is a great conversation starter (sarcasm), but it definitely wasn't funny back then. It was towards the end of the school year in 8th grade and...
    Jules255 Jules255 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    went to my counselor / psychologist today... he seems to think I had add.... so maybe I have add, bipolar I, bipolar II, depression, ocd, anxiety, he said I wasn't schizophrenic so...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    HELP!! I never wanted to accept it but now I've come to a point where I know this is what I need to do to be happy. I am 17 mtf, I've always known, I remember for when I was 5 to...
    dreed450 dreed450 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I recently found myself in marriage counseling with my wife confronting me about what I do when she and the family are away. I've always felt the shame of being deceitful and was...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55, T 1 hr ago

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today is a stressful day, for the first time since my partner was a child he is seeing a counselor on his own. Of Course he is resistant to change and wants all the details and...
    lonelyASgrlfrnd lonelyASgrlfrnd 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I'm going to vent for just a damn minute. I'm so damn tired of being so damn nice all the time and never expressing how I really feel. I'm so damn sick to death tired of being...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 Aug 24

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    I actually just heard some of the kindest words said about me yesterday. I was at a leadership camp from Monday until Friday. We were sectioned off into groups and on the last day...
    NoAverageAngel NoAverageAngel 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Let me start from the beginning; I was very troubled during my early years. My mom forced me to go to church and she never let me go out. So, whenever I had the chance, I would...
    daniyoul6 daniyoul6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    What precisely is drug and alcohol rehab? In its simplest sort, rehab signifies quitting medicines and Finding out ways to live a drug-free lifestyle. Even so, it is much...
    Andrew394j0xu4 Andrew394j0xu4 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Last night I saw my counselor and after my session I waited almost an hour for my husband to come and pick me up, but he never showed. This was the first time this has happened...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    My story might be different from the other stories. I have been in a unhealthy relationship for 34 years. That's how long we have been married. We have no children. I think it all...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    maybe someone can offer me some kind words of comfort? i had to move back home becase of financial situations. my parents live in the middle of nowhere. on top of this i cant take...
    lost3458 lost3458 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I cut myself today. I am so ashamed. I haven't done something like that since I was a teenager. I used to cut myself all the time when I was younger. I had some issues growing up I...
    Thinkofme Thinkofme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I have officially been clean and sober since April.I started seeing a therapist due to my severe depression. he suggested it would be good if I saw a drug counselor. I told him I...
    Brody1530 Brody1530 22-25, F Aug 13

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    October was the first time I had cut. I had done five on my knee that were just like scratches. Like they didn't bleed. But they left scabs that then turned to purple scars. And I...
    thalassinia thalassinia 13-15, F Aug 15

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    In January I was finally diagnosed with POTS. For the past three years I have been being misdiagnosed with depression, migraines, and other stuff. It was really hard because my...
    babyhunnybunny babyhunnybunny 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Rocky Mountaineer is devoted to sustaining a diverse workforce and invitations applications from all capable candidates. In deciding on a job with us, you can sense a strong...
    Rebekahumf Rebekahumf 31-35, M Aug 20

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Well, most of my posts have been embarrassing moments in my life so I decided I'd continue the trend. It was at the end of my seventh grade year. The seventh grade counselor, Ms...
    Dts16 Dts16 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    A tense conversation this morning, but not an explosion. Is that progress? My wife accused me of not listening to her when she was ranting about the counselor. She said that "a...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 11 Responses Aug 22

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    This really is a concern You will need to clarify with the insurance policies program and the ability you decide on for care.If you are observing this, and it is actually making...
    Joseph048l7jx2 Joseph048l7jx2 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    With our highly trained staff members geared towards providing you with the applications important to develop into thoroughly clean Alcohol Rehab Austin, TX sets alone other than...
    Joshua603a4yn8 Joshua603a4yn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    At Benchmark Recovery drug and alcohol rehab in Austin, we donR17;t guarantee any miracle cures; nevertheless, we will give you an alternate recovery that will not cause you to...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    It truly feels like a demon lives inside my head. I'm so sick of living with these illnesses. When I talk to my fiancé about what I'm thinking about and what I'm going through, he...
    Mileena28 Mileena28 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1. I'm a trauma/emergency medicine nurse part-time and a Clinical Social Worker. 2. I work with "Doctors without boarders" once a year for about 6-8 weeks. (many times somewhere in...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I hit my husband last Sunday night. He works away and he came home for the first time in a month. Stopped at his local hangout and got drunk before coming home. I've never hit...
    lostwife1018 lostwife1018 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Decades ago, we dated in high school. I had been emancipated at 16 and was living on my own, finishing school, preparing for college, and working full time. His mother told him to...
    DeineSklavin DeineSklavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Do I need to see a doctor? Or Am I okay? I'm 17 and lately I've felt not myself. One minute I'm so happy and the next minute I'm dying inside because I'm so upset. Its not just...
    TheShyGurl TheShyGurl 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I have three children and gave up a career of teaching to stay at home with them. I did all the things a parent wants to do- I read to them, played with them, encouraged them, was...
    Hateisexhausting1 Hateisexhausting1 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    153, according to my guidance counselor.
    davidginsberg davidginsberg 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3