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I Want to Become a Counselor

For anyone interested in becoming a counselor, or any type of therapist! 53 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    Maybe if I went to talk to a professional, things would get better! I have so much going on and can't always talk about it! maybe a counselor is who I need to talk to!
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    ~John 14:25-27~ All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name , will teach you all things and will remind...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ba, I'm sorry. Sorry for everything. Ever since you got full custody of me at the age of 12, I've been giving you such a hard time. I was close to you before all that. I was "daddy...
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I read the opposite of love isn't hate, it's fear. We have all felt "damaged" in some way, holding onto our fears like a suit of armor, protecting us. It takes time to heal from a...
    IlovePinkpanties IlovePinkpanties 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1. How do you define honesty? When you say and do things that are not a lie to yourself or others 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? Nothing so humongous God can't help me feel...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 4

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    Well most people I've met want to have a normal life like wake up go to office have family and then die .. But I don't wanna be like that to me it seems boring. My dream is to...
    spdf999 spdf999 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    When I got home that night my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    "Just Yet" I wanted to say "I am not the person I want to be." EP offered me up this group instead. And after the typical feelings of "Why doesn't EP ever have what I'm looking...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love my parents. They can be sweet and nice, but they aren't supportive and they can be verbally abusive at times. My parents fight a lot over small things. My mom is a control...
    Lunangelia Lunangelia 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Moscow clubs capitalize on lonely women starved for affection. Women sitting alone together in a café would not give most observers pause, but in Russia, a group of women alone...
    1stworldview 1stworldview 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I really hope I become the person I see myself being in the future! I have so many dreams and plans for myself!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I love youtube it's pretty much my life I go on it often and it's starting to become my dream to become a youtuber and I maybe even want to major in videos but just to have fun and...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Okay so, I thought i would share something to see if anyone else understands what I'm going through. Over the past few years I've gone through a lot of changes. Ive suffered from...
    lilpeanut24 lilpeanut24 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I want to find a man that is willing to put in the time for this to happen. Ideally we would become friends and then he and my wife would become lovers.
    Temporarylover Temporarylover 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Not so close just to feel her skin but so close, I can feel her soul shower me. Where one stops the other begains. When her heartaches become my own. Were we still are united when...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I've never been a girl that's had weight issues. But lately I look at myself and don't like what I see. Even though I love food, I sometimes want to become anorexic. I could never...
    Psychlover16 Psychlover16 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    " I AM A SICK MAN.... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased. However, I know nothing at all about my disease, and do not know for certain...
    lindiwho lindiwho 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    My husband and I are foster parents and recently opened our home to our first adoption placement in January. Upon receiving children through placement as well as engaging with...
    ReadLines ReadLines 31-35, F Mar 25

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    I am a bit tired of the world that humans have created. It is a twisted, cruel place. It is a place where money speaks louder than justice. It is a world where greed is in more...
    KittyBlue3 KittyBlue3 22-25, F 19 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel like I'm no longer willing to find someone that would be the love of my life and just live with them forever. Actually, I feel like I wouldn't be able to do that. I...
    Soligem Soligem 18-21 2 Responses Apr 3

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    It was just 6 months ago that i frowned upon people -who smoked weed/cigarettes -were suicidal or depressed -dated older people -engaged in any kind of sexual activity but now ive...
    SW3D15H SW3D15H 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Gray Areas in Islam Sahih Bukhari Volume 1 Book 2 Hadith 49 Narated By An-Nu'man bin Bashir : I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘Both legal and illegal things are evident but...
    Shangem Shangem 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I kinda noticed that life is like a slave... it does or becomes whatever we make it do or become... we can make it turn to be anything... it'll turn to be bad, or frustrating, or...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm about to give birth. My husband and I are ending things. Could it be worse timing? I will now have four kids and no career and no option to be a stay at home mom. He ruined our...
    juskeepswimming juskeepswimming 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Idk, but it really ****** me off when people say they are like too fat/too skinny or want to lose/gain weight...but do nothing about it. Like, dude, you are not going to become...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I've never wanted to cause any hurt to anyone, which can cause all sorts of problems and often do more harm than good to the individual I'm trying to protect. It isn't humble at...
    LostInCode LostInCode 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Why not now?. No, not right now. Right now I want to tell my story and experience with smoking. As many others, I was standing in a shed with an friend, he was smoking and asked...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Sitting here, sitting before the white light of my laptop, eyes staring into the abyss, glazing over as I look not upon it, not at the words I write, but into the vast light. I...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Apr 1

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    This is something that is supposed to be a part of me forever..I want to tell u all of this but I know I have no rights..I know u will behave in a manner that will simply be...
    sb3007 sb3007 22-25, F 12 mins ago

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    was watching video of someone walking the Camino. silly, kinda weird people i think in a way.. all the spirituality, saying they speak with god and so forth. But the guy in the...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 18

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    So I've finished dental assisting school & want to go further to become a dental hygienist. I'm getting married this summer & I'm ecstatic about it! However, my fiancé wants to...
    NekkiaB NekkiaB 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Smart Relationships : My approach to build one . Atlast I permitted my boyfriend to enter in my life :) He will live with me in my house along with my family . Love these moments...
    rsushama73 rsushama73 41-45, F Mar 25

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