Counseling Psychology Personal Statement

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"Obstacles are hurdles in the race of life. Each one you jump over makes you stronger"- Dr. Benjamin Carson. As humans, emotions are one of our greatest possessions, our biggest assets, and one of our greatest setbacks. The feelings we grow as we are loved, happy, sad, angry or scared make us human, and impact our lives, how we live day to day and our mental health. Our lives can be saved or significantly damaged by them. I believe that the field of counseling psychology can be used to help people gain control of their life, feelings and mental health by treating individuals with a variety of different emotional, behavioral, social problems or disorders, through a range of techniques and theoretical approaches taught through counseling. As…show more content…
I want to inspire people to live a better quality of life and become a valuable resource for future students and people who have faced challenges in their lives, and help them overcome those challenges, like I have done with my younger brother. I have a passion for discovery, learning and listening to people. I will enter the health profession of counseling, eager to learn and thirsting for the knowledge to help my fellow human beings. I want to help people to understand coping mechanisms that will help them overcome those challenges, like I have learnt to do. I want to enable patients to feel empowered to take charge of their health, not just their illnesses. Through this program, I hope to learn the potential to help and save lives through the means of counseling, mentoring, and social emotional support. I am thirsting for knowledge, to meet new people from different paths of life, listen and to learn from them; all I need is the chance to do it. I look forward to my future with great anticipation, and hope Santa Clara University will give me that

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