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I Am a Counselor

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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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    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 41-45, M Mar 12, 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'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 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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    went to my counselor / psychologist today... he seems to think I had add.... so maybe I have add, bipolar I, bipolar II, depression, ocd, anxiety, he said I wasn't schizophrenic so...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm only 13 now but someday I hope to be a counselor
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I think it would be fun to do on the side of many other things like Amway,homeless shelter thing,mom,etc
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    This happened about 2 years after My original story where I was forced to basically be a girl.So as most of you know, my wardrobe at home consisted of only girl clothes, even down...
    Lovingthepanties Lovingthepanties 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 26

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm going to vent for just a damn minute. I'm so damn tired of being so damn nice all the time and never expressing how I really feel. I'm so damn sick to death tired of being...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 Aug 24

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    The worst day of school I've had all year so far. Had a complete gasping for breath ugly crying panic attack in front of my old teacher who held my hand. He sat with me for a bit...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Well, most of my posts have been embarrassing moments in my life so I decided I'd continue the trend. It was at the end of my seventh grade year. The seventh grade counselor, Ms...
    Dts16 Dts16 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    A tense conversation this morning, but not an explosion. Is that progress? My wife accused me of not listening to her when she was ranting about the counselor. She said that "a...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 10 Responses Aug 22

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    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    It truly feels like a demon lives inside my head. I'm so sick of living with these illnesses. When I talk to my fiancé about what I'm thinking about and what I'm going through, he...
    Mileena28 Mileena28 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Hey guys how does this sound? Hey mom, I don't want you to tell anybody this yet and I don't want to talk about it for a couple days. But since about 7th grade I've kinda always...
    SissyDanielle123 SissyDanielle123 16-17, T 4 Responses Sep 4

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    Hey guys how does this sound as a email to my mom?? Hey mom, I don't want you to tell anybody this yet and I don't want to talk about it for a couple days. But since about 7th...
    SissyDanielle123 SissyDanielle123 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 4

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    First day down and a ton left. Cried a few periods, was on the edge of tears for a few more and was numb for a period an a half. At least the only person saw me break down was...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm recently married. My husband and I dated/lived together for 2 1/2 years and then tied the knot on Aug 1 2013. The wedding was beautiful..the honeymoon was fantastic. When we...
    emilylwlr emilylwlr 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    GREAT... JUST GOT SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL BECAUSE ONE OF MY STUPID TEACHERS SAW MY CUTS OM MY ARM! SHE TOOK PICTURES OF IT DURING CLASS AND WENT TO THE COUNSELOR.. I PROBABLY SHOULDN...
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    After 16 years of marriage (total of 21 yrs together - no kids) and 9 months ago my husband told me that he loves me but is not in love with me. He is depressed and the depression...
    dwalter98 dwalter98 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Saw my counselor today and we talked stuff out and were a lot better. Not exactly what we used to be. I still have a lot of pain connected to our past. I don't think that can get...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    It will be 4 years in a few weeks that we have been married. 6 months after we married everything fell apart. He became distant, cruel, and emotionally abusive. I stood up to him...
    ditsheyo ditsheyo 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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