being a counselor can be both demanding and fulfilling. It is absolutely important for a counselor to have support system for themselves as well . There are pros and cons to anything.
I find it rewarding and there are times it demands more than you are able to do which you would need to know how to handle as well
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Its always good to do some research
Hope this helps in some way and good luck
Carol Hanson, MA LPC
It can be hard, but very rewarding. You must be passionate about helping others. Also, you must find outlets in your free time so that you're not taking home your clients problems with you. The salary is very important to you, it will take some time to get to a decent salary. And you must love paperwork because you gave to document your work if you're at an agency.
Here is a link that will help you understand what being a counselor is all about:
This is a very rewarding and a very demanding field. You must make sure that you have the proper personality to deal with it, as you will be assisting people with very important things in very critical times of their lives. It would be very important for you to take an interest and aptitude test to determine if this is an appropriate career area for you.
Good luck! Keep me posted! Let me know if I can help further.
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