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Will going to see a counselor stop me from getting a teaching Job?

I think I may need to go get counseling for a issue. Mabey not, but if I do, do you think that I won't be able to get a teacher job because this will be on my records when they check it. I don't want to be out of a position because of they think I have mental problems. I'm not dangerous, just need to talk. My mom keep telling me not to go, what should I do? Again, I may not need it, but am considering it mabey.

Asked By: jadejadeforeternity - 5/26/2008
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No. Seeking ANY form of treatment for ANY condition (physical or psychiatric) will not bar you from teaching. In addition, all of your medical records (including psych) are accessible ONLY by you (HIPAA legislation guarantees this important privacy right) -employers CANNOT access them... More
Answered By: michele - 5/26/2008
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You should be able to go without it impacting your record, a future emlpoyer may ask you why you were going, incase it's got something to do with kids or pedophelia, Generally though you wont be turned down for employment for seeing a councelor. Billions of ppl see them every day for an huge number of reasons. Also, I... More
Answered By: slices_of_heaven - 5/26/2008
 
Most teachers are about half nuts anyway so go see someone. medical records are very hard to access these days. I think they would only be looking for child molesters, abusers, etc. so if you need some help, get it. Mom probably just doesn't want to feel she has aided any issues you may have.
Answered By: Oracle - 5/26/2008
 
No. You don't have to disclose this when you are looking for a job. They will not legally have access to this information unless you give them access. No one has any business knowing you went for counseling unless they are involved in your care in some way. It would actually be against the law for them to get this... More
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Answered By: majnun99 - 5/26/2008
 
No, and how would it be on your records? Its not a criminal thing to do. If anything else, if asked, its a positive thing, you sought out for healthy help in order to better yourself.
Answered By: Sweet Pea - 5/26/2008
 
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