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I Am a Counselor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    holy **** my counselor just ruined my life by telling my mum N I can't cut because now I hav to show her my hands EVERY FREAKING DAY i m not trusting counselors ever again **** off...
    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Oh man...I've kept this hidden for so long. It's a deep kept secret of mine. It hurts a lot to admit but I just feel like letting it out. It's humiliating and stupid and I can't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 13

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    I've always been good with helping people with problems, anytime my friends need any advice they come to me, so that's part of the reason why I want to become a guidance counselor...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I had a psychological assessment on 15 December. She has not received it yet, though that would be a fast turn around, anyway. But, while we were talking, she said I've moved...
    SlushGray SlushGray 56-60, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Abortion myth: Abortion causes depression. Women feel depression after an abortion? So does women who chose to keep their pregnancies and give birth. It's called hormones. Not...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am really getting tired of his sh... I am going to school and paying for it- despite constant setbacks from him. The schooling itself has its own setbacks- I have a committee...
    annasteve annasteve 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    The most cancerous everyday routine for more than half of the world... ------------------- Yes, they're stress relievers. You feel as if once you get those puffs going, it's...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 1 Response Jan 16

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    This will be the first time I have ever actually sat down and typed this all out. I was molested by my dad until I was five years old. My mom and dad never married each other, when...
    SkyDean SkyDean 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Every time I seem to find myself getting to better place...my mind just won't let it happen. I've been in such a good state of mind all week, but last night my nightmares came back...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Jan 18

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    I've been going to this camp for six years now. I'm gonna start sharing camp stories. I have a lot of them. There's this one counselor I hated I scared away this year. Honestly, I...
    Alfalfaloof Alfalfaloof 13-15, M Jan 8

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    To The One that Sees Me - Most of you will not understand what I am going to type down. That is okay. With that one statement, most of you will attempt because what I will say...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Jan 10

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    I wish you would understand how much it's hurt me these past few years....as I see you forgetting me more each day, never making an effort to even say hello....I watch as I see you...
    AlyShine AlyShine 18-21, F Jan 11

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    Lawyer Search engine marketing experts also have lots of connections designed all over their years of work, and these may also help get well put hyperlinks on renowned websites...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I started cutting in the beginning of 7th grade. I go back and forth.. I cut then I don't for a while but I always got back.. When I first started I told people I trusted (5...
    Gamer0808 Gamer0808 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    So, I've been really reluctant to post anything here but I'm just taking a leap of faith I guess. Two years ago, I was extremely depressed and was getting suicidal and I wrote a...
    BryannaC BryannaC 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I want to become a guidance counselor, and then maybe get my undergraduates degree in sociology, at first I wanted to become a psychologist but it would take 8-12 years to get the...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I hate that I am incompetent. Alright, so basically, my mom expects me to be able to do all kinds of things without being taught, because she thinks they're obvious. Well, they...
    sethdots sethdots 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    i have known that i am bisexual since i was in the 8th grade. i am very lucky because i had a very loving and accepting group of friends at the time so coming out to them wasnt...
    jermdbt80612 jermdbt80612 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I never had an easy time making friends and was often alone, which made me a target for bullies to come and rip me to shreds. I played by myself a lot at recess because nobody...
    Stitttch Stitttch 31-35, M Dec 29, 2014

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    In 11th grade I took a painting class and we had to represent a feeling for an assignment. I chose paranoia. I painted a picture of a boy wearing a gas mask, sitting in a dark room...
    Stitttch Stitttch 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    California Indians lived in a place that experienced an abundance of foodstuff as well as the land was perfect for providing sources. Due to this, these Indians did not have as...
    Michael838w4jc6 Michael838w4jc6 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I was happy when I found out I was pregnant! All I ever wanted was to be a mom and give my kid an amazing life! I was so happy to have a boyfriend that loved me and we were having...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    We do not routinely ahead these announcements to majors or future majors for dread that our e-mail will probably be discounted as spam. If you would like to receive information and...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I feel like a failure. I am 25 years old and the only career I have, is as a Nanny. I do not even do that right(I mean I am great at it) because I do not make enough money and I...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    How much difference 12 hours makes... First of all thanks for the encouraging and direct words in my last post. I was going through a moment of weakness and your comments helped...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 7 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Well okay, well personally I have been through medically - I have talked to a lot of counselors..they told me to listen to music so you don't go nuts. It's one way you could do...
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M Dec 31, 2014

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    A very brief note recent posters for those who may not know, there is a  private, secure and tightly moderated suppport group for real  victims of this condition.  You'll have...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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