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I Am a Counselor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 87 People

    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 46-50, M Mar 12, 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 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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    I found a great site to get my continuing

    education credits! I thought that I'd share the coupon with my fellow counselors. Get $10 off a one year unlimited subscription or $15 off a two year unlimited subscription. Expires on 08/19/2015. ce4less com coupon code = 108409
    love2helpu love2helpu 31-35, M Mar 9

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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'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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 10 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    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
    Suicidesilenced Suicidesilenced 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    An interesting read on sleep loss

    and mood. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-you-and-me/201308/all-night-the-effects-sleep-loss-mood
    love2helpu love2helpu 31-35, M Mar 10

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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, 2014

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    Hate this. I have the typical "daddy issues" come from a broken home ****, low-self esteem, lacking boundaries, difficulties saying no to others, placing my needs last most of the...
    amgoentzel amgoentzel 22-25, F Mar 3

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    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Awesomefulninja Awesomefulninja 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    We get along great, moved to another state to be away from them, and after we are here 2 months, his mom wants to suddenly have our daughter spend the night after not spending any...
    louieshack louieshack 36-40, F Mar 5

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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Just sitting in my room a few minutes ago and my mom comes barging in like she owns the place (technically it's not even her house so don't tell me she had a right to) and started...
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    I isolate. I have PTSD. I'm not just saying that, it's my therapists diagnosis. She says that's why I spend so much time alone, why I don't trust easily, why I work so much. I'm...
    veiledsadness veiledsadness 56-60, F Mar 6

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    Please help me....I still can't believe that I was capable of cheating on my husband. We were only married one year after dating only for about 1.5 years. This was my second...
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    I'm a psychologist in training. I will be a therapist and a counselor. I love psychology and I want to help people with their problems. Any psych fans or psych majors out there?
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