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I Am a Counselor

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M Mar 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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
    ayyeitsellie ayyeitsellie 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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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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    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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    In May of 2013, the 23rd to be exact, my entire world flipped upside down. I guess I should start with the week before so you aren't confused. It was just a few weeks since Mom...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F Dec 4

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    A young couple, on the brink of divorce, visits a marriage counselor. The counselor asks the wife, "What's the problem?" She responds, "My husband suffers from premature...
    orgasmic27 orgasmic27 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    i was so depressed/anxious last week that i kept calling my school's helpline. in order to get through to the counselors on the phone you have to call the campus police first. on...
    Degrassi94 Degrassi94 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I fear that I am losing all hope for my mother and I’s relationship to be loving and nurturing like I have seen her be with my oldest siblings. I love my mother, more than a lot...
    nikki2442 nikki2442 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    So my mom scheduled me to talk to a psychologist. I still dont know what to expect. Though this is not my first time to talk to a counselor, Im bothered if I would really open up...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    But didn't get a chance to share my whole story. I have been seeing my counselor for 2 years. We have been working on my past issues with my parents, because I learned that they...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Dec 3

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    I don't know if this has happened to anyone but it has to me. I had this daydream that I was a successful business woman by day and serial killer by night and although being a...
    lovelyann lovelyann 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    So I wanted to start writing about my story because I just feel like if there was one person out there who understood what I was going through it would be easier. I can't tell you...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    College of Leeds Explore the anatomy from the human abdomen and enjoy its medical worth.The University of Nottingham Listen to from all sides on the fracking discussion using...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    University of Leeds Check out the anatomy of your human abdomen and appreciate its medical relevance.The College of Nottingham Listen to from all sides of your fracking...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm going to. I have wanted to for about six years now and tried to two years ago. The only thing that kept me and has kept me from doing it is being afraid of what other people...
    TheAmityAffliction TheAmityAffliction 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I eat my puss, blackheads and scabs. Yeah. I just said that. After I pick, I eat. I recently joined this group and was looking through posts, but i didn't notice anything about...
    Starchan Starchan 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    THE ROOSTER: The Rooster is the strutting peacock of the Chinese Zodiac! These quick thinkers are practical and resourceful, preferring to stick to what is tried and true rather...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Your personality type: "Spontaneous Idealist" Enthusiastic, idealistic and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in...
    biker2bfemmed biker2bfemmed 51-55, M Nov 22

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    so I work for a mortgage company and I work as a mortgage Counselor... my boss is a complete ***** and hates my guts all because I ate her salad like three years ago by accident...
    lostinthoughtss lostinthoughtss 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I'd like to start with I HATE talking about this. Or anything to do with my mental health. So please don't be horrifically offended if you comment and I don't respond. I still have...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I hope someone can use this to relate to themselves if you don't feel like you relate to meyou can at least use this way of thinking to find an answer for something if it helps at...
    ailujay ailujay 18-21, F Nov 23

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Nov 23

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    When I was 6 years old, my parents separated and I ended up moving in with my mom and step-dad, visiting my dad on the weekends. When I was 10 years old, the abuse started. It...
    sunisburning sunisburning 18-21, F Nov 24

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    My guidance counselor said I was cute, :D, then said I look adorable when my dimples show -.- really? -.-
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I have an addiction with nicotine and alcohol... I refuse to see a counselor because when I'm there I'll deny till the death of me
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    **** paying money to see a counselor or physiologist. It's amazing how free advice from people who don't know you but knows and experienced certain situations I'm currently going...
    AlissiaMarie AlissiaMarie 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Yesterday I was talking to my friend and I totally thought tht we were close to being friends again but then she said tht we weren't friends and to take it easy. But I don't get it...
    jopage45wassup jopage45wassup 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I feel like writing might help me heal. My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and...
    lostlove54 lostlove54 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Now you ask straight forward, they need to take advantage via handful of good things delivered by the levy secure jurisdictions. You can also find areas which offer bigger interest...
    Darronbanki1 Darronbanki1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M