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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 a week ago

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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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    What It Means To Be A Counselor

    What it means to be a counselor, defining a since of purposeā€¦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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    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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    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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    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F a week ago

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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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    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 a week ago

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    well I see a counselor every Friday now... wish it were 1x a month instead of a weekly thing, may try and get out of that part though. but the counselor has helped alot, he's a...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F Jul 25

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    Counselors prepare classes for couples and families encountering difficulties of their interactions. Marriages usually need to have therapy to assess past and present challenges...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't have anybody to ever turn to. I don't have a family because they people I grew up with all abused me. I love my boyfriend and I want to be with him but he's never around...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 23

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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 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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    Using the increase in addiction and habit treatment procedures there is not any motive for anybody that demands alcohol rehab in Austin or in other places to hold off treatment...
    Matthew926y3ym8 Matthew926y3ym8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Since their reactions will depend on what messages they hear and sense from you, stay tranquil. Program forward That which you will convey to them, but Do not overwhelm them with...
    Dremavv Dremavv 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    She reported a thing to me after she felt Secure in her marriage which i'm truly proud of. Julie claimed, "You understand Mort, once we went to marriage counseling, the counselor...
    Arnoldgeb84 Arnoldgeb84 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    SUMMER CAMP TRUTH OR DARE Earlier this summer my sister Lizzie and I went to the same summer camp. We stayed there for two weeks. A lot of other kids from our school were going to...
    Jenjoejen Jenjoejen 13-15 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Well I'll try to share this...I know it's a familiar story based on those I've read here already, thank you all for sharing. Perhaps it'll merely be cathartic for me to tell a...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 21 Responses Jul 22

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    "But you only have a couple months of school left!" "Dont do this!" "Dont throw away your GPA and all the scholarships!" "You are too smart to do this!" DONT U UNDERSTAND?! I...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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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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    Should you be questioning if there seriously are free rehab facilities available to the public? The solution is, unquestionably Sure!When someone in Austin, Minnesota has an...
    Michael592y3wl8 Michael592y3wl8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    The vast majority of powder cocaine is transformed to crack cocaine and bought on the street as such. The crack cocaine trade is extremely beneficial which is connected to many...
    Noah259o9mb3 Noah259o9mb3 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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 1 Response Aug 9

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    Luxury Austin alcohol rehabs generally have a larger charge of usefulness than outpatient facilities, which can be one motive why numerous come across them improved when aiming to...
    Joshua950z5kh8 Joshua950z5kh8 31-35, M 1 Response 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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    Texas continues to be infiltrated with drug traffickers, primarily in the south of the border. In the past the drug trade was solely managed through the Mexicans, but nowadays the...
    Joseph048l7jx2 Joseph048l7jx2 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The mix of these, along with encouraging the former addict to recognize and cope with acquainted drug triggers, might help the individual to finally reach the basis on the drug or...
    Joseph048l7jx2 Joseph048l7jx2 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm seeking a place to deliver my cousin. He has suffered from habit for years. He really wants to get thoroughly clean but has been possessing issues these days. I chose to obtain...
    Joshua950z5kh8 Joshua950z5kh8 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Discovering the ideal procedure Centre might be a challenging task. There are many of aspects to contemplate ahead of booking treatment. Our cure advisors are standing by waiting...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We think that In case your marriage is getting problems, you should not wait around also extended to seek professional support. Here's assistance in finding a counselor or...
    Arnoldgeb84 Arnoldgeb84 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Given that their reactions will rely on what messages they listen to and feeling from you, stay tranquil. Approach ahead Whatever you will explain to them, but Will not overwhelm...
    Diana63by Diana63by 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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...
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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 7 hrs ago

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    THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL 1. We are here to help you. 2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings. 3. The dress code will be enforced...
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21