Helping Yourself to Help Others

Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul


mental health, analysis of self, counseling, mental illness, personal


This Analysis of Self reflects upon the influences and experiences in my life that have shaped me as an individual as well as a counselor. It is widely accepted within the counseling field that a counselor understanding themself has a positive impact on their therapeutic relationships. In this paper I have detailed influential events, relationships, and circumstances that have positively and negatively impacted my life journey. Through my struggles with mental health, I have grown to become an empathetic and passionately caring individual. My resilience through difficult situations has transformed into a desire to advocate and help others like me and work to prevent adolescent suicides.

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