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I Want to Become a Counselor

For anyone interested in becoming a counselor, or any type of therapist! 46 People

    Because I Was Raped...

    and sexually assulated I want to become a therapist. I want to help people the same way I am getting help now. I'll completly understand what they are going through. I love to help people, and I am hoping that one day I can help them too.
    cidcat89 cidcat89 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2009

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    Want to Help a Child

    I want to become a counselor so that i can help people to overcome there fears
    innocentsoul innocentsoul 18-21 2 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    Would It Be Better To Get A Master's Degree In Human Counseling Or Social Work?

    I'm considering going back to school. I think I would be really happy working as a family counselor and or school counselor. After speaking to someone that works for the ISBE ( Illinois State Board of Education), she said it would be better to get a Master's in Social Work...
    knone knone 31-35 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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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 Jul 20

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    I Want to Be a Counselor

    Ever since high school I have thought about being a high school guidance counselor.  The problem, though, seems to be that if you get a Master's degree in this- that's it.  It's very specialized, and I would only be able to work in a high school, nowhere else.  I...
    UnderneathThaStarz UnderneathThaStarz 22-25 2 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    I Want To Be An Dual Diagnosis Counselor

    I've been through alot of therapy and hospitals and seen alot craziness and done some pretty crazy things. Drugs, risky sexual behaviors, Being bipolar 1 it gets crazy I consider myself on the of all that. This vaguely put but I want to help as many as possible I can help.
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    I Don't Care to Be Paid Or Certified-i Wanna Help People

    I want to really help people with their issues, as much as I can. I wonder how I can become a crisis hotline therapists. I heard they're volunteers. I'll be 1 of the nicest ones out there. I go through problems, too, & the crisis hotline people have you getting off the phone...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2009

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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 2 Responses Sep 13

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    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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

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    I don't know what I want to do in life, I don't know what I wanna be, I do know that I don't wanna be a doctor, or lawyer, all those fancy things, At first I wanted to be a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Sep 19

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    So lately I've been prescribed anti-depressants, I have to go to CBT, counselling and a specialist team every week because I'm 'of danger to myself'. I know I don't have it worse...
    TheGeeee TheGeeee 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't really have any friends. I have one but he doesn't really talk much and we are not that close. I try to focus on my school work but I have been having suicidal thoughts for...
    lemonsqeezy lemonsqeezy 13-15, M 7 Responses Sep 4

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    I woke up, hearing the cries of a panicked balloon. It cried out to the world "help! I can't find my bunk counselor!" Its cries and tears filled my eyes and ears with visions and...
    necxo necxo 18-21, M Sep 4

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    "World's Greatest Dad" starring Robin Williams counselor to Robins character Lance "Lance, suicide is a permanent answer to temporary problems" true, and Robin will be and is...
    piercethemack piercethemack 13-15, M Sep 6

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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...
    ayyeitsellie ayyeitsellie 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Thoughts about an occupation: Sometimes I thought I'd like to be a psychotherapist or counselor Also have interest and ability in architecture & mechanical drawing. But to be...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I'm really suicidal. Saw my guidance counselor today and she told me how my vice principal made her send an email out to my teachers about how I have issues. I couldn't stop crying...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really want to become a doctor .. Its my dream . I really want to help those poor people who cant go to hospital bcause money problem .. I want to become one of those good doctor...
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I want to be alone and drink. yes I am an alcoholic person, I know drinking to a problem is bad, it never solves anything. but in my case I drink because I want to forget or even...
    jayperez89 jayperez89 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I just want to become one so I can become as comfy as possible not to do anything else it's your natural state.
    MagicMan15 MagicMan15 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I'm scared of what I've become. It seems life or whatever circumstance has turned me into an emotionless honest cold *******. It's gotten so bad to where there's not a day that...
    Alex6619 Alex6619 18-21, M Sep 18

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    I desperately want to be close to someone. I'm a 20 year old student who has never had a large group of friends. I have two close guy friends who are like brothers to me, but of...
    wanderer623 wanderer623 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Language of friendshipA friendship is the strongest bond two people can have that is not obliged by blood ties. I am talking of all weather friends, which albeit rare these days...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 15

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    "Forever Autumn" - Lake of Tears So, the season of the fall beginsDown the crossroads in a sleepy little innBy the fire when the sun goes downBut the night becomes youAnd the...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Oh Hi! Is this the suggestion box? Great! I'm Kenzie, a 16 year old girl who first joined EP last Spring. I made a few good friends in some common interest groups, but pretty...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    1. What is your name? Siim 2. How old are you? 21 3. Are you sure? Not quite. But it is according to my birth sertificate. 4. What is your earliest memory? Christmas. Bag full of...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I was married at one time, but my ex-wife was infertile. I've fallen in love again, but my new partner is also infertile. My primary goal in life is to become a father, but I don't...
    jackvale78 jackvale78 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Clearly...it's obvious I want people to want to be near me and like my presence but I change my mind a lot + mood swings so I think they're better off without me. I'm...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I just watched the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, it really struck a cord deep inside me. All my life I have wanted to see the world to experience the world, to meet new...
    Broken31 Broken31 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Pushing People Away.Why do we push people away when it is against our nature as social creatures to do this? No one really prefers to be alone deep down yet at times we isolate...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    I've always wanted to become rich and famous or just rich so I could help the homeless or the needy. The rich part is were I can support my family and live in comfort and still...
    demonheart demonheart 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I'm slim, I wanted to become fat.. I don't like it. But my friends said don't try to be fat..and is ok with my body shape. But I would like to experience once in my lifetime to be...
    Jetsel Jetsel 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 16

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    My 2 dreams in life are to become a theorist and become a farther, I'm only 15 but when I get older I want to have kids and care for them because I didn't have a dad growing up so...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    1. I am Cambodian 2. I learned how to belly dance when I was 4. 3. I'm adopted 4. I enjoy learning about the supernatural and things related to death. 5. I relate well with the...
    LunaxLucid LunaxLucid 16-17, F Sep 22

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    I would love to become a mother, the right guy however never seems to come along. I've started to feel I will never become a mum and always wanted to have my first child before I...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I want to become a better person.. I want to do something in life like travel while making money and having fun!
    spechelle spechelle 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Ever since I started thinking about what I wanted to do with my life I have had three things that stuck out above the rest. Become James Bond, become a pilot, or build a school in...
    fnsolace12 fnsolace12 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always wanted to become a vampire. Maybe it's stupid but I've always believed in them and really want to meet one, become his/ her friend, and hopefully get turned into a...
    BlissfulLove13 BlissfulLove13 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What have I done? Where have I come from? When I burnt the backs with the sun through a glass did I seal the loss that's become me? Feeling undone What have I become? When I...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F Sep 7

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    Trigger Warning: Depression, Self-Injury, Drug Use I have suffered depression on and off for the last 6 years. For the last year, I have also intermittently had urges to become...
    voodoojoey voodoojoey 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I'm going to become lps youtuber when I grow up.
    forders forders 13-15, F Sep 10

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    This evening’s nocturne is a vexing dissonance of memories Though surely there must be a sweeter lullaby than this The angels on my shoulder blades become familiar enemies Their...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    because i always dreaming that i become member of exo
    gracehella gracehella 13-15 4 days ago

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    Today she tryed kissing me when she told me that kissing someone with red lipstick would b hot and sexy she pulled me towards her and i laughed and said ikr and pretended as if i...
    Tooweak Tooweak 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6