September 13th, 2007

wicked

First counseling experience!

So I've been doing it for years with friends, and today I got the opportunity to try it in a more formal setting...

Three weeks into grad school, and for one of my classes, I had to tape a 20-minute counseling session with a classmate. First I was the client and she was the counselor, and then we switched... she was AMAZING - she's going to be great, I can tell. And I felt like when it was my turn, I didn't do too badly myself. It was the first time for both of us, so we were both pretty nervous, but wow, I feel so confident now. I totally want to make a career of this.

...it was actually harder being the client!