Essay On Mental Health Counselor

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Ever since I could remember, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Although my desired future occupation would change periodically, I always has a reasoning of why I wanted to be that certain occupation. In elementary school, I wanted to be a veterinarian because I was sad about my science class dissecting an owl pellet which contained a mouse skeleton. In junior high school, I wanted to be a lawyer because of the controversial Jena 6 of Louisiana. When I initially became a student of Winston Salem State University, I wanted to become a registered nurse due to bad service my grandmother was receiving while she was in the Intensive Care Unit. Throughout the years, I knew that I wanted to work in a helping field to benefit others, despite …show more content…
Some those attributes are being empathetic with the client, allowing the client to lead and set their own goals and to keep the client- counselor relationship professional. But to be a mental health counselor, I believe the attributes have to be more in depth being that mental illness would be the issue at hand with the client. To be an effective and professional mental health counselor, diversity and multiculturalism is very important. As a counselor multiple circumstances from a vast background of people would occur. The counselor would have to be very diverse to meet any and everyone’s needs …show more content…
The reason I want to obtain my Masters in the field of counseling with a concentration in Mental Illness is to help my race and community overcome this growing problem. I, myself have witnessed mental illness treated insignificantly as if it was not present. As a future professional and counselor, I am eager to work with individuals from different cultures, races, backgrounds, economic statuses and communities. But as a future mental health counselor, my main goal is to spread mental health awareness and mental illness assistance through counseling as much as I can to my race, culture and

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