As with any academic venture there are times when a student is engulfed in self doubt and is distressed by the inevitability of change. Although these factors present themselves throughout many parts of the educational process, there remains a sense of purpose rooted in the belief of true compatibility. Nestled within this attraction is the opportunity to develop an external character that mirrors the beauty of the internal. It is this congruency in which one is motivated to continue on the journey to become a counselor. Throughout this journey I have been afforded the opportunity to become aware of the strengths and growing edges that I possess. When I consider the time I have spent in the counseling program thus far, I am reminded that
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It is with in the aspect of understanding and a generally equal conception of human aptitude in which my true strength lie. Ironically the same are in which I hold strength is also my biggest area of growth. The ability to fully understand others and to hold a congruent stance no matter the circumstance is an ability that I am familiar with but not yet versed. Composed within this area of growth are emotions and behaviors of my past that have proven to impede my ability to effectively communicate on a level outside of my internal thoughts and reactions. The majority of my life I have prized my ability to solely rely on myself in the face of adversity and misfortune. This ability has allowed me to effectively shut out many experiences in which I felt powerless. I am remised at the idea that I strive to interact with others on their level of communication, but find myself bound by internal chatter. As a person I wish to integrate my two levels of being, in order to grow as a complete congruent counselor capable of providing an interaction with clients that will truly prove to be memorable.
Personal Reservations As stated above I have lived my life thus far in isolation from others due to the inability to communicate effectively my thoughts and true helping nature, within these notions lie my