Personal Statement On Mental Health Counseling Essay

1312 Words Jun 24th, 2015 null Page
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own” (Nguyen). This iconic quote from Benjamin Disraeli represents exactly what I see counselors striving to achieve on a daily basis. Counseling can be one of the most rewarding professions in which an individual can truly make a difference in a person’s life. Counselors help an array of clients ranging from substance abuse counseling to marriage counseling. I have recently learned what the field of counseling involves and entails, which is assisting a client with a particular concern using a variety of counseling strategies to assist the individual to bring about beneficial changes and generate a variety of positive outcomes (Nystul, 2011). An area of counseling that I have taken an interest in is mental health counseling. With the research I have conducted and with what I have learned from this course I now have a better idea of the population and concerns of mental health, the theoretical explanation on mental health, and the various methods of helping with mental health. I was also able to conduct an interview with a school counselor and with that I was able to understand the roles and settings of a counselor. With the information I have learned and researched I feel that I have a good blueprint of mental health counseling which I will share in the following pages.
Population & Concerns
So what exactly is a mental illness and what type of population does it affect?…

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