Posts in category Counseling Career

Made Peace With The Highs and Lows

I’m still trooping through the year trying to figure out what PEACE is, what it looks life in my life, and how to let more of it in, and let the bad stuff out. Something I’ve come to recognize (okay, really, just be honest with myself) these past few months are my struggles with the […]

Seen the End of the Journey

Seen the End of the Journey

Once upon a time I began my counseling career after my internship. It was challenging phsyically, emotionally, in all the ways. I desperately wanted to reach these kids who were known to be some of the most aggressive and tough. I hurt because of their hurts, wondering how I could better help them. I cried […]

Counted Down to 2016 Twice

When you work with kids you take EVERY opportunity to do fun things like celebrate the holidays. This meant that my coworker and I planned to have them celebrate the New Year’s festivities with making pizza, art projects, noise makers, and counting down at noon. They really seemed to enjoy it. Later I went to […]

Become a Counseling Resident

Become a Counseling Resident

Sorry I’ve disappeared over the past few months, work/life balance is hard for me. A few months ago I accepted a position with the local community service board.   In another blog post later I’ll share about the journey that day. Long story short I was struggling on April 1st. I felt defeated thinking about […]

Begun My Counseling Career

Obviously, in April I disappeared from the face of the Earth. I began my counseling career!   I interviewed and accepted their offer to be a day treatment counselor for behavioral and emotionally challenged children. Basically, everything that I’ve been doing for the past 5 months can be summed up in this quote: The kids […]

Completed My Counseling Internship

All of 2013 has been about the culmination of my Professional Counseling Master’s degree, begun in January 2010. This has been an incredibly long journey through which I’ve really struggled. I’ve wrestled with papers, tests, rejection from internship opportunities, no shows, insecurities, and it finally came down to the wire. The question of the hour […]

Entered the Final Quarter of Internsh...

Entered the Final Quarter of Internship

It’s been awhile since I posted about my internship progress, some of it was due to wanting to avoid ethical entanglements, making sure I wasn’t actually discussing my clients, etc. Now, I’m in final quarter of my final semester of internship…I can’t believe I’m at this point! Here are the stats: 191.25 F2F, 24.5 Individual […]

Begun My 2nd Semester of Internship

Begun My 2nd Semester of Internship

I’ve just finished the first quarter review in my second semester of counseling internship. Here are the stats: Week #25 Face to Face: 97.25 hours, Individual Supervision: 12.75 hours, Group Supervision: 11 hours, and Related Activity: 283 for a grand total of 404 hours. The past few weeks I’ve felt less like a counseling intern […]

Completed 1 Semester of Internship

Completed 1 Semester of Internship

On May 5th I completed my first semester of internship! Here were the stats: Week #21 Face to face: 81.25 (my goal was 1/3 of the 240 which I surpassed!), Individual Supervision: 11.5 (out of 25), Group Supervision: 9 (out of 25), and Related Activities: 229.75 (out of 310). A grand total of: 331.5. It’s […]

Walked For My Master’s Degree

Walked For My Master’s Degree

This past weekend I was able to do something really exciting, walk for my Professional Counseling Master’s degree! I say “walking” because I have not yet technically graduated. I’m done with all of the course work, and am continuing in my real life field experience for a few more semesters. You can walk with up […]

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Hi! My name is Erin, and this is a place to "process out loud" in the words of my friends. You've probably noticed that the theme is kind of a wide theme, that is much like my life as I'm interested in MANY things: traveling, photography, jogging (its new!), being crafty, homesteading, firearms/self defense, and learning how to be a good wife. Through all of these things my goal is growing to know Christ more, and to make Him known. Each post shares a little about the promise that God has given me, that He'll finish what he began in me! (Phil 1:6) So thank you for joining me on this wonderful adventure.

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