Essay on A Counselor Should Not Be Confused With An Enabler

1722 Words Nov 22nd, 2014 7 Pages
A mentor, advisor, helper, motivator, and educator, remain to be the first words that cross my mind when I think about the term counselor. As indicated in my first philosophy, a counselor should not be confused with an enabler. A counselor in college student affairs provides necessary tools for academic achievement, personal, social, emotional and career development. An enabler is one who encourages bad or self-destructive behavior in another. It is my goal and desire as a counselor to help students reach their fullest potential by creating a safe and comfortable environment that fosters success, creativity, individuality and promote academic, personal, emotional and social growth.

I believe that people are essentially good and have the necessary tools within them to achieve success and improve their lives but require guidance and support. I believe life is a game filled with twists and turns and we have various roles to play. “All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players, they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts” (Shakespeare). Shakespeare is a genius for realizing this. This quote has a lot of meanings which I believe has changed throughout time. What resonates with me about this quote/poem in relation to counseling is that we all are different things at different times in our lives. A man is a son, a brother, a student, a friend, a hero, a villain, a father, a client, a teacher, a protector, etc. All…

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