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I Am a Counselor

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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 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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    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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    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'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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 4 days ago

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    One of my life goals is to be a counselor. I want to work with adults in the mental health arena. I have looked at other careers, but this just fits.
    LadyK618 LadyK618 36-40, F Jul 20

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    This summer is one of the best.
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F a week ago

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    Today's counseling was interesting. My wife jumped in and said she wanted to respond to a question from last week. The counselor had asked her if she felt unloveable because she...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 16 Responses Jul 6

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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 6 days ago

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    The keys to successful career assessment are these simple rules and guidelines. You should achieve success in this career and vocational self-discovery process.Do be mindful that...
    sophiamiddleton17 sophiamiddleton17 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Sixteen people on this experience right now. Too many. And it sucks. And before someone pulls the whole 'kids will be kids' or 'words will never hurt you', why don't you try being...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no fulfilling...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 3

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    The Counselor Loved the garish violence and the few poetic bits. Counselor getting advice from the old dude and Malkina's aphorism on hunters and killing. Great thriller. Diaz was...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I'm working on my MS in Mental Health Counseling. Currently I'm working as a in home habilitation provider for a local company. I go OUT into public with my clients. Everyone in...
    jsberke jsberke 36-40, F Jul 4

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    My whole life, I've been known as the quiet student. I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to talking to anyone who I don't really trust. None of my teachers that I ever had really...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It's been about two years now since I first realized I had a problem. It was my 2nd year in college and I was talking to a professor about my idea for my independent study. She...
    MissJazz MissJazz 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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    i was a patrol officer alarm investigator for 4 years i still have demons and nightmares it wont wash away until my wife and counselor i never cried i am shut down off like...
    themosthatedman themosthatedman 36-40, M Jul 8

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I want to be a counselor and help kids for a future im 18 tight now suppose to start college in August..My dad is right what kind of counselor scratches her wrist till it bleeds...
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I want to be a counselor and help kids for a future im 18 tight now suppose to start college in August..My dad is right what kind of counselor scratches her wrist till it bleeds...
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I was diagnosed a few years back by a counselor i was seeing with Avoidant personality disorder. After years of struggling to keep and hold onto a job including two failed attempts...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I started cutting my freshman year of high school, in a crowded student center, unnoticed. At the time, my boyfriend had let me down. It was such a SMALL thing, but it got to me. I...
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F Jul 17

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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 1 Response Jul 21

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    My wife and i have been married 6 years, together 11. For about the last 5. Sex has slowly been tapering off. Now it's about once a month. Awhile ago I figured out she doesn't have...
    jeepers92 jeepers92 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have never been in a romantic relationship, nor do I ever plan on it. I just don't have time for the heartache! I am completely happy with this decision, but the only reason I...
    WAWM WAWM 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Hello my name is Daniel and I am 13-years-old and attend middle school. Ever since 1st grade kids bullied me by avoiding me and calling me names. The bullying got more violent each...
    GentlemanGhost101 GentlemanGhost101 13-15, M Jun 30

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    Hello- My name is Daniel and I am new to "Experience Project." I thought I would share my story about my life on this site and let my feelings out to other people. I am 13-years...
    GentlemanGhost101 GentlemanGhost101 13-15, M 9 Responses Jun 30

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    "You're just a teenager." It falls from the mouth of the most immature person I know. "You're just a teenager." The words come from a counselor who thinks I'm too young to live...
    poliad poliad 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Three I wondered what kind of a mood Robert would be in when he had had the meeting with...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 1

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    It terrifies me when a guy says they like me it gives me anxiety. My ex went out with my bestfriend and she didnt care that it might hurt me. I tried to be ok and suddenly i just...
    Hope6800 Hope6800 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I spent the last 11 years spending my entire life savings in a long, drawn out custody battle for my son, who I lost custody of to my ex-wife when he was two. On July 4, 2010 I...
    OneLostFather OneLostFather 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Studying to be a Guidance Counselor! WOOHOOO!! :D
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 2

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    I started dating my soul mate on 2/9/89 and married him on 6/19/93. We started our family by having a daughter on 8/12/95 and then a son on 2/18/00. Our lives were dedicated to...
    zbrokenheart zbrokenheart 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I wished for her on a star and she came true. It was like a dream that turned to a night mare. I miss her. She lit up the room and she was the bestest friend I have ever had...
    Babydaisy3 Babydaisy3 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I've always felt like I could do something huge in the Tech industry. I remember as a freshman in High School telling my counselor "I want to grow up to be like Steve Jobs!" As a...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 2

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