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pros/cons counseling
Old 02-26-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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I am a school psych and not a counselor, but I do provide counseling to some students.

I'm sure you are aware of the pros: helping kids, forming a bond, seeing growth, etc.

The cons are: expecting to provide therapy rather than educationally-based counseling, pressure from parents to counsel kids when they don't need it which leads to reluctant students participating in sessions, and the amount of mental health issues that come up is staggering.

You will need to make sure you practice self-care because it can be emotionally draining. If you do more of an academic counselor type of thing where you are changing kids' schedules and helping them get into college, then the emotional side of things is less.
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