Biggest Challenges That Aspiring Mental Health Counselors Face

Nobody said it was going to be easy; there will be good days, and there will be bad days. From dollops of adrenaline and momentums of supreme balance to quivering corner teardrops, followed by an episode of thunderous auto criticism. “I’ve had it! I’m no good. This is not for me.” – the beloved lament and its seemingly insurmountable volumes. Luckily, it doesn’t last long. You pick yourself up, stand straight, look yourself in the mirror, and say: “To err is human. I’m doing the best I can. I’m giving it my all.” And, it will be good enough, for the inherently immutable desire to help another knows no parting. The unwavering urge to understand and help the ones in need intrinsically belongs to you. And you know it. Challenges that aspiring mental health counselors face are plenty but are they unconquerable? Absolutely not. Here we go.

Indeed, it’s hard

The road to becoming a mental health counselor is riddled with obstacles. With mental health professional shortage, and other burning issues, such as the internship crisis, aspiring counselors really don’t have it easy. Getting to that finish line takes a lot of work; and once you climb that mountain and conquer the peak, things will only get more difficult. (excuse my fatalism) That’s the job. But, is it worth it? You bet.

The challenge of working with certain “types” of clients