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I Am a Counselor

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am currently going to a counselor but before her I was going to a psychologist and before that a therapist so hopefully third times the charm I guess..
    Br0KenWhisper Br0KenWhisper 13-15, F Jul 12

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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 3 days ago

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    This summer is one of the best.
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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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 7 hrs ago

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    When I watched the movie "West Side Story{ I feel for the young woman trying so hard to impress the gang. She wanted to fit in, and to be very important in the eyes of her peers...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jun 26

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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 17 Responses Jul 6

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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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    My wife told our marriage counselor that she feels jipped because she's been married to me. Thanks honey.... she's had 4 affairs that I know of and she's the one that feels...
    emmajames41 emmajames41 41-45, M 45 mins ago

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    I am a survivor of divorce so I would never wish such a thing upon my own child. However, divorce did not shake me; I had no problem with my parents separating. The school...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M Jun 26

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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 3 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 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    We started marriage counseling last week - my husband sobbed and said he was willing to do anything to save our marriage. But he made me a list of things I'm not allowed to talk...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Guys I just have to rant. I used to have a friend.. long story short. We were besties for 3 years and now she's my enemy.. or at least a threat to me. I have been so cold to her...
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    A funny story. The day after our D-Day (when I confronted my husband about his affair, and he ended it), my husband and I met with our priest. We told him we wanted to stay...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    A funny story. The day after our D-Day (when I confronted my husband about his affair, and he ended it), my husband and I met with our priest. We told him we wanted to stay...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    A funny story. The day after our D-Day (when I confronted my husband about his affair, and he ended it), my husband and I met with our priest. We told him we wanted to stay...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I go to a counselor but it doesn't really help. I know she knows a lot about what I go through but I don't think she understands a bit. I have just always wanted to talk to someone...
    beaisforbliss beaisforbliss 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Since I moved out, Hubs has found the strength and motivation to do things he "couldn't" do while we were together. I feel so hurt - he wouldn't work a job for ME... Wouldn't...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    So i was asked yesterday where do you want to be as a professional? At one point i attended college i got my bachelors degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior. I...
    Bumblehbee Bumblehbee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I self harm. I have about 70 something scars, both forearms, my thigh and ankle. I have a special knife, perfect pointed tip, enough to feel the pain. I've even poured boiling...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    So many different therapists and counselors, but I think I FINALLY found the perfect one.. I actually trust her which is a pretty big deal or me actually :) I'm just so happy with...
    KittyTittyGang KittyTittyGang 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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