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I Want to Become a Counselor

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

    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 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 1 Response 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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    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 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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 have been reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and learned about Lisbeth Salander. She really brightens up the story, which has intensely strong realism, by having her be a...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    I'm only 13 now but someday I hope to be a counselor
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    1. I'm 16 2. I'm a junior in high school. 3. I got to a career center and am getting college credits for early childhood education. 4. I want to be a social worker or counselor...
    thatbrokengirl101 thatbrokengirl101 16-17, F Aug 24

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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 11 hrs 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 6 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 4 Responses a week ago

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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...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Watch your thoughts, for they become words; Watch your words, for they become actions;Watch your actions, for they become habits;Watch your habits, for they become character;Watch...
    JAMES555SMITH555 JAMES555SMITH555 22-25, M Aug 26

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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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    She dances methodically through her life to a rythem that's become familiar and a dance that's become expected.  She often thinks of her mistakes and feels the weight of regret...
    MamaKat27 MamaKat27 41-45, F Sep 1

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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 5 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    One big dream, I've ALWAYS had, ever since I was little was becoming a pediatrician! :) i just LOVE kids. I love how they are so curious about EVERYTHING! Even though I'm an only...
    LaBrenditaa LaBrenditaa 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 5 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Well I'm 19 years old and every since I could remember I wanted to be a mom right now I'm going to become a nurse so I won't have to struggle financially but my bf wants a baby now...
    sidney2013 sidney2013 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I want to become a Neurologist. In 2008, I almost lost my mom to hematoma which is a blood clot in the brain. Her surgery saved her life. My fiancé has Multiple Sclerosis...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    “It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past...
    kingbs kingbs 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I want to be very wise and experienced like my mother, and i want to teach others about life, and i want to be a wise old woman like my grandmother when i become her age. and i...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    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 Sep 10

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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 5 days ago

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    I want to become so fat I can't even move my fingers it would be amazing
    im2hot2bemo im2hot2bemo 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    Given the option I most certainly wish to be buried... I think that Earth the soil it's self loses so much vital nutrient. When we are cremated.Having lived off the Earth since...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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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 4 Responses Sep 9

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    I grew up in a wealthy family that cared about only two things, looks and money. I was always being compared to kids I went to school with or other family members. Andrea (that's...
    SuperEvilIndustries SuperEvilIndustries 31-35, M Sep 10

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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 a week ago

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 17 hrs ago

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    My dream is to become a football (soccer) player, think it and train every day but it makes me sad that i am not consistent at it and don't live in a ideal place to become a soccer...
    Qcf257 Qcf257 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    May The Lord guide me. I pray to him to have the Holy Spirit, to be covered in his blood (actually just means protection not literal), to heal others, do big things for him...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I figure if you can't beat them join them.The competition for women gets harder all the time.More and more are into other women. If I can't be with one, I'll become a good friend...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Getting fit, healthy and looking good definitely changes your character and you'll automatically become more and more positive.. I've been working out for last 10 years and to...
    quotesking quotesking 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I wish I could just be happy with what I am and what I can accomplish...when I don't feel the love from anyone...like really feel the love...I then get down on myself thinking it...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Well, Its more like throw back. 2 years back at this time I had moved out of home for the first time ever. New job, new city new people, new experiences and truckloads of naivety...
    riaarora riaarora 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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