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When I was a teenager, I couldn’t decide what career path I wanted to pursue after my high school graduation. While I wanted to earn a comfortable living, money wasn’t the only factor guiding my decision. I also desired to have a job that would allow me to help others in some way. If you’re searching for a rewarding career, consider counseling. Counselors have the opportunity to help people solve complicated problems on a daily basis. For instance, as a counselor, you might help a couple resolve marriage issues, aid a teenager battling an eating disorder, or assist an adult dealing with depression. I didn't end up becoming a counselor, but on this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most interesting aspects of being a counselor.

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Are You Feeling Depressed? Counseling May Help

by Marie Reid

Of course, there are times when many people, even most people, feel sad. There are disappointments in life, like the sadness that comes from losing somebody that you care for. However, if you feel that your sadness has turned into depression, from getting out of the house to seeking adult counseling, here are some ideas that might help you to get some sunshine back into your life.

Frank Personal Assessment - As you begin to look at yourself frankly, it might be helpful to take a pen and paper in hand. Write down the things in your life that are making you feel blue. For example, if you just lost your job, that's something you might write down. If your best friend has moved to another city, write that down, too. Maybe you realize that your blue feelings come from simply being bored with your life. After you have written down your true feelings about your life, think of ways that you can change things. For example, if you lost your job, think about starting a totally new career, one that will involve doing things you love to do. If your best friend moved, consider having a group of other friends over to your house so that you can get to know them better. If you realize you are simply bored, think of doing things like learning a new language, going on field trips to places like museums, and giving service at someplace like an animal shelter or a nursing home.

​Seek Adult Counseling - You might be so blue that you can't even face taking a paper and pen in hand to do a personal assessment. How long have you been feeling sad? It may be time to find a professional counselor who can help you. Your family doctor or your ecclesiastic leader will more than likely be able to help you to find just the right person to assist you. Be ready to open your heart, to be honest with the counselor. He or she has received the training to make a diagnosis, perhaps even to suggest that you take the appropriate medication for your depression. The counselor will also have experience that will help him or her to diagnose your problem. Give time, time. In other words, be patient with yourself as you progress toward good mental health. Consider keeping a journal that will help you to see how you are progressing. 

Visit a website like http://livinghopeclinic.org for more information.

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