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Alergnon
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Okay, I know I've been saying I'm going to find a counselor, etc., etc., and well, I sorta have.

I sent an e-mail out to a counseling center and asked about 10 questions, she answered all of them. Then I tried to call her after thinking about it for a few hours, I got her voice mail. So, she e-mailed me this morning the intake process and answered the questions. I said in the e-mail response I was surprised at little information I needed to provide. Just, my name, address, phone number, my yearly income, when I'm free, issues/goals for counseling, and 4 others.

I answered all of them, the one that asked me about issues/goals for counseling I just said, I'll disclose that information in the sessions with the counselor.

Downfall... 3-9 months wait list. I guess I can wait, I mean I was going to give up on it. I guess something inside of me pulled me in looking and making a few calls for information.

I'm also going to volunteer my time at a youth center down the road, waiting for them to contact me back. I'm also close to reaching my goal, for a job. Been calling this grocery store for the hiring manager... every time I called, she was in a meeting, then I called when she stepped outside, then called while she was on her lunch break... so I finally left someone a message, but I'm going to follow up on it.

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Heather
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Alergnon, this is AWESOME. I know having to be put on a waiting list sucks, but I think it's fantastic you took these steps, and that that time will pass soon enough, and you can actually get started with some excellent help to get healing.

YAY!

(snaps for Alergnon)

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Alergnon
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Aha.

It wasn't easy. I guess, me being more upset and crying out of the blew (when my cousin isn't around) and hiding it, kinda told me to get help before it gets worse.

The waiting has started... [Eek!]

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Heather
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Asking for help can be really, really hard. Especially when it means soon talking about things you'd rather keep locked in a box. So, I know it can be hard, which makes you doing it all the more fantastic. [Smile]

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Alergnon
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[Cool]

Thank You Heather [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz]

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