Helping Yourself to Help Others
Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Counseling
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.
Bechtold, Janet, "Helping Yourself to Help Others" (2019). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 163.