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I Am a Counselor

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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...
    alisarosenbaum alisarosenbaum 46-50, F 9 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    Free Counseling For Cancer & Palliative Patient - Counseling Service, for almost every problems-family, marriage, sex, child, personal, secrecy guaranteed with...
    ramesmaji ramesmaji 36-40, M Nov 23, 2009

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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...
    justiceandtruth justiceandtruth 36-40 Aug 20, 2011

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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...
    Jammericon Jammericon 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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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...
    justiceandtruth justiceandtruth 36-40 Mar 5, 2012

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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...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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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...
    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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    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...
    Susannahjade Susannahjade 22-25, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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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...
    jkail1947 jkail1947 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 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...
    m2extreme m2extreme 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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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...
    nataly66 nataly66 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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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...
    CounselorDan CounselorDan 41-45, M Mar 12, 2013

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    I've thought about doing it on and off for nearly 10 years, but I finally went through with it about a month ago. My breaking point was when I fell for a really terrible guy, and...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F Mar 26

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    I have been working on me as much as I can I have grown so much as a person. I am a beautiful fun loving woman who loves her family and wants to help people. It's my calling in...
    prettygirl1982 prettygirl1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I finally lined up both a marriage counselor (to help us sort out whether or not our marriage is toast) and an individual therapist (to help me get my **** together) and now the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 27 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm in Girl Scouts at my school, and this is a combination of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Since eighth graders are allowed to be president and vice pres. of the troop, my...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am currently a sophomore in high school, and when I was in fifth grade I began to experience minor symptoms of ocd. They have since escalated to me needing to move the furniture...
    Ally271 Ally271 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    How to change our Meaningless Life to Meaningful Life:: This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole...
    moksha18 moksha18 51-55, F Mar 24

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    Hi :) I'm 17 years old and a trans girl named Ash. So, the past few months, I've looked into this clinic called Howard Brown in Chicago. They offer an informed consent program in...
    Transteen Transteen 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Hello. My name is Rachael. I am currently 15 years old and am turning 16 July 1. As a child I was always pretty confident. I was always concerned about my weight though. I remember...
    RachieCele RachieCele 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    If any of you have read my posts, you know my MM after 4 yrs got caught texting me by his wife, told his wife my name and where I live and basically dumped me. He has since been in...
    christinehart christinehart 56-60, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    All the time people ask me if I'm ok and I always say I'm fine. But I'm not I miss the happy times when I was little when my family was actually a family. I would never go back to...
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have written on here once before, about a comment my husband had made awhile ago about our marriage. Now, within a short week, everything has completely crumbled. First let me...
    mbackman678 mbackman678 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    Its almost been one year since I saw my eldest son. The past year has been extremely difficult. I don't know what happened between my son and I. He started dating Taryn and I...
    Jerbear84 Jerbear84 51-55, F Mar 18

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    We've talked about it so much, he's adamantly opposed to the idea and I feel like a terrible person for thinking it. We've set an appointment with a marriage counselor, but it's a...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    no friends. boyfriend left me. no real job. everything is going down hill. im starting to get bad again. i feel so numb. i cant .. i just dont want to accept the fact that my...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Balancing in an unbalanced world. Walking on a tightrope with the wind blowing. Falling apart while simultaneously trying to catch the pieces. That's how I've been feeling the...
    greeneyes91 greeneyes91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    In Oct. of 2013 my boyfriend and I went to an animal shelter just to see the sweet dogs and cats. As we looked around we just happen to stumble across this adorable older dog, who...
    whoevausayiam whoevausayiam 26-30, F Mar 31

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    So, first session with a marriage counselor yesterday. Basically he asked why we were there, my husband said very kindly that he wanted to put things back together while I was...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I recently joined this community in hopes to get many things off my chest, and hopefully get some positivity from anyone who’s willing to listen. My name is Zach and I’m 19...
    Zach001 Zach001 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 10 years. We got together at a young age, and I have always wanted to be more financially stable, and have majority, if not all of my...
    cheetachicklet cheetachicklet 26-30 Apr 8

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    School teachers, principals, and counselors are nothing but idiots and morons when it comes to bullying. If you're being bullied you're supposed to tell a teacher, principal, or...
    RazorKenny RazorKenny 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    not just overdoze but i came to cut myself. i realize its so fun whenever i am stress. my teacher asked me not to lie to the counselor but i plan to since the wound is so easy to...
    holyallyssa holyallyssa 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Back in elementary school, I didn't care about my weight because I just didn't. I was fine the way I was. I was confident. Then I got expose to social media. I always saw pretty...
    Livelovelaughforeved Livelovelaughforeved 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I took the test. How much value should I put in this? Kind of think it just confirms how I already felt. The COMBINED GENDER IDENTITY AND TRANSSEXUALITY INVENTORY (COGIATI...
    Cindycharm Cindycharm 36-40, T 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have mostly moved past my pity party and feeling like a victim, but I still feel I have been treated so unfairly by my ex and he is getting away with it. I am still just...
    Juniper108 Juniper108 31-35, F Mar 17

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    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable...
    J3nnyC J3nnyC 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Releasing the Heart Is No Easy Project....Remember, the purpose of this thing called the Christian life is that our hearts might be restored and set free.That's the deal. That's...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    about friendships. pg. 1 Friendship is the bread of heart. - Mary Russell Mitford Today a man discovered gold and fame, Another flew the stormy seas; Another set an unarmed world...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 19

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    Hi, I am sixteen years old. I'm lesbian and I fall in love with older women. So the woman I'm in love with is my counselor. She is in her thirties, beautiful hair, great smile and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19

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    Books are the quietest & most constant of friends; most accessible & wisest of counselors, & most patient of teachers.
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    High school honestly isn't bad. The work is easy, teachers are nice and when there's no drama, friends and even a boyfriend/girlfriend can make your day way better. However, in the...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I fear I've ruined my sister. I have the typical psychological build of someone who's younger sister has autism. (I fear my growing up with my sister, only a year younger than me...
    IsntHeSweet IsntHeSweet 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I've never been in love but I've damn sure been hurt. Today I went to my weekly counseling session and I said something to my counselor that I have never said out loud. Crazy thing...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I told my parents I was gay when I was 16. I grew up in a very Mormon household so it didn't go over well. My mom told me she couldn't deal with me going to hell, and my dad...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 21

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    This famous hospital in Bangalore has lousy devices/equipment/staff and nurses are horrible or too young to be treating people. At the end of the stay in the hospital - a beautiful...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    I was watching Reflections and Isaiah 40:28-31 came on the screen. One of my favorite passages of scripture. We must hide scriptures such as this in our heart so we can...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 22