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I Want to Become a Counselor

For anyone interested in becoming a counselor, or any type of therapist! 66 People

    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 3 Responses Aug 20, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    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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    My story is much l like every one else here, l'v been pushing everyone away from me; and it's been really easy for me. When people give me unwanted advise, and try to help me...
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    I myself, have no clue what to do with my life. I finished year 12 last year and even then, whenever a peer would ask me questions like "what do you want to study in university...
    breesworld breesworld 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have a 3,2,1 plan it goes like this: for 3 years, i want to become friends with then. thats so, i get to know them better. and they become real close to me. after the 3rd year...
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    Sleep is a necessity and for the body and mind to function optimally, a minimum number of hours is required every night. At different times of our lives, the need changes. So let...
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    1. I do not believe I will finish this. 2. I am 5'2" AND THREE QUARTERS. 3. I really speak out when something feels wrong to me. 4. I'm an 'INFJ' 5. I believe looking at the world...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    "this dark heaven" this dark heaven this treasured place a promise of pleasure the stain of human gesture brought and sold bleak for its beauties of the eye to behold strained...
    mudmen mudmen 70+ Feb 2

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    I never want to have children. For some people it seems like an impossible concept that a female does not to mother children. It is an individual choice, some women want to have...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    LIES! I don't want one baby, I want an army of them :) Referring to impending offspring as simply 'babies' I often find that fairly insulting to the people they will grow up to...
    happybunnygirl happybunnygirl 36-40, F 21 Responses Jan 29

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    i . hmm . i hav my own personal relationship with "God" . i say like that coz . id hope its universal but evryun has their own relationship and perception and idea of that stuf...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M Jan 28

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    My husband and I have been married for 7 months, he recently went to Samoa to visit his mother who he has not seen in ten years, he wanted her to live with us and I told him no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    I would love to be so lazy and so fat that I would be confined to bed. Feeders would help me do everything from bringing me food to cleaning me. I would have so much fat that it...
    FutureFat FutureFat 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    It's been a month since we separated. Your things were still with me. I was confused why you did not get them when you left me. I thought that you wanted sonething physical to...
    AlternateUniverse AlternateUniverse 41-45 Jan 27

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    Every day, I feel more and more like I belong nowhere. My soul is broken up and scattered across the wind, and it is there that I want to chase it. Not at school, not at home...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    What do you do when your Counselor gives up on you and tells you that they can't help you?
    SelahAndReturn SelahAndReturn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Here is one of mine, I was at the college, and I was sooo badly in love with this girl. She was in love with me too, but she had a 5 year long, kinda distant and a tiring...
    Gallantio Gallantio 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Unless it is from family or a friend who i am certain is not just going to want to chit chat for the sake of passing time I ignore the phone unless I really want to kill time...
    shadowgurl444 shadowgurl444 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Right now I'm going to eat breakfast. I'll decide on what great thing I'm going to become after that.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 25

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