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going to university counseling

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:25 am

I have a phobia that has been getting more difficult to deal with and has started impacting my daily activities. The only doctor I can think of is the university counseling, wanted to ask on how to deal with this, recommendations on exercises, etc.

Should I be worried this will impact my future employment? Bar exam? I was just going to schedule an initial session but remembered some discussion that this may qualify as mental health issues and may impact the bar or future jobs. I'd like to work for the govt. if possible, may have to undergo background check.

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Re: going to university counseling

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have a phobia that has been getting more difficult to deal with and has started impacting my daily activities. The only doctor I can think of is the university counseling, wanted to ask on how to deal with this, recommendations on exercises, etc.

Should I be worried this will impact my future employment? Bar exam? I was just going to schedule an initial session but remembered some discussion that this may qualify as mental health issues and may impact the bar or future jobs. I'd like to work for the govt. if possible, may have to undergo background check.


No way it'll impact the bar. Law schools across the country constantly market the counseling services available to students. If this would impact the bar, law schools wouldn't do it.

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Re: going to university counseling

Postby dresden doll » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:33 am

Phobias aren't the type of a mental problem that would hold you back. Go get help.

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Re: going to university counseling

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:46 am

Only type of legal employment I can think of that will ask about it is JAG. And even there, as long as you can explain it without sounding like you might murder your spouse, then you'll probably be fine. Or so I was told by the interviewer.

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Re: going to university counseling

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:50 am

okay, thanks everyone. I'll contact the dept and schedule an appointment. It's a stupid thing, very random, I just find that it's been bothering me more and more and I get anxiety just thinking about it, which is distracting.

edit: hmm now that I'm looking at what they help with (relationships, substance abuse, etc.), I may have to look for maybe a psychiatrist so confusing.

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Re: going to university counseling

Postby jessuf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:07 am

My state makes you report this stuff on C&F, but it's no biggie.

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Re: going to university counseling

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:01 pm

I did counseling via my university for a while. Just set up an appointment with a therapist and go talk to someone. It should be free and they can set you up with the right person if you got it wrong.




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