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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 9

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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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    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'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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    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 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hello EP, Been lurking on this site and finally joined. I have been dying to tell my story but am terrified someone I know will see it. But I'm desperate and need to vent. I've...
    iswell iswell 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    This story is going to be written as if I was talking to her, because its one of the only ways I know how to get it out. Please bare with me, this is a hard story to write, but it...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is just a story I wanna share. The "I am Fat and Sexy - that's what I tell myself" line is not about me, but about my younger sister. My sister is three years younger than I...
    talkinginstringcups talkinginstringcups 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm new to this but I've never gotten over my experience and I thought maybe sharing it would help. I don't even care if no one takes the time to read my story, honestly. I am...
    daisyparker daisyparker 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Final episode in history of my inner life. Senior year and hs. Like I mentioned previously, senior year was absolutely chaotic. I had left the house I'd lived in the longest of...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I'm not gonna state the whole thing here. I just wanna get this out of my chest. It's funny that you think that you can trust someone because of their profession. Funny how you...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I got out this morning. Let's just say I was committed in June 2014. I was that bad. *************** I was forcibly admitted to a hospital. I got in there. My dad went to talk...
    troubledjealousteen troubledjealousteen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm only a teen but I've been noticing this year I've been getting very rude and angry. I just can't control myself. I'll list why. 1) Culture clash - I can't do what I want...
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm only a teen but I've been noticing this year I've been getting very rude and angry. I just can't control myself. I'll list why. 1) Culture clash - I can't do what I want...
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm only a teen but I've been noticing this year I've been getting very rude and angry. I just can't control myself. I'll list why. 1) Culture clash - I can't do what I want...
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    ENFP and when I began college I signed up for a class learning Counseling. Now there were 15 people in this class and we all were asked to take the Myers Briggs Test and I was the...
    Angelfacemaggie Angelfacemaggie 61-65, F Jun 25

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    Instead it was a texting hotline and it didn't help at all. It was so cliché! The "certified counselor" claimed she was there for my "best interest," but she didn't help at all...
    veganmonster15 veganmonster15 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I'm constantly being asked "What's wrong?", "Why are you sad?" and told "You look like you're going to cry." "You look sad.". After seeing the guidance counselor because a teacher...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F Jun 24

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    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I just moved to a new city Reno Nv from Seattle Wa and for some reason, all the people that I did meet were always busy and seemed to have boyfriends and girlfriends. I tried to...
    dinah88 dinah88 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 24

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    Libby, Hey baby girl. Im hoping i can trust that your the frist to read this. We'll know because you'll notice i used your homemade envelope. And i glued it shut ;). If not then...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F Jun 23

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    This has been a terrible few days for me. I'm currently working as an intern at university: away from the big city for a while, otherwise having a blast. I'm taking great care of...
    AlwaysFacingtheFace AlwaysFacingtheFace 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    For about 2 years i have been talking with a counselor. As i had been diagnosed with depression among other things, as a result Of a horribly abusive 5 yr relationship. In a...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    For about 2 years i have been talking with a counselor. As i had been diagnosed with depression among other things, as a result Of a horribly abusive 5 yr relationship. In a...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I've never liked guidance counselors. It's just there job to make sure kids are okay. They get paid to do it. Most of my friends are just curious for new gossip so I can't talk to...
    icysparks02 icysparks02 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    May we never forget their names: Cynthia Hurd, 54, branch manager for the Charleston County Library System Susie Jackson, 87, longtime church member Ethel Lance, 70, employee of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    When I cry, I feel weak. The feeling of weakness makes me uncomfortable. Recently, after a few extra stressful years of life, I began seeing a counselor. Among many things, I am...
    yellowbird1234 yellowbird1234 36-40, F Jun 20

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