I know I would be a compasionate, determed counselor to help those who are looking for a healthy way of life.
Pros: Just being there to help, doing whatever i can to help some one know they can live a happier life.
Cons: The clients who cannot see a healthy future evn after completing our six month program
My review is towards Hope Acres. I started the day by going to church with the other counselors and all clients, this was very enlightening for my myself as I watch the clients engage in the topic of conversation, no matter what the discussion entailed.
We then went to group session for check in, where all clients shared how they were feeling that day, if was necessary to discuss certain situations immediately so the group could share.
We then when would continue with one to one counselling.
The clients would then have activity
I learned the fear that those suffering were not only fearful of the safe bubble they were in but what they would experience when heading out to the real world. This is why giving them the tools to live a healthy life style were vital.
The Management was amazing and in control at all times,. with this said, they were respected for the job the job they did at all times as the clients new these were
My coworkers were amazing, they taught me a lot.
One of the hardest parts of the job was refusing clients their outside visits, at times their agenda did not fit into to their success of sobriety, but as their sobriety was the goal, little things that were harmful to this had to be set aside.
The most enjoyable part of the job was watching these men graduate with the knowing that they could not return to the life style they arrived here from.