Alejandra Delgado

Alejandra Delgado is a counselor-in-training at the University of Florida. She volunteers as a Crisis Line Counselor and works as the School-Based Program Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida. 

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  • When Depending on External Approval

    Oct 28, 2013
    We all have opinions. We are constantly sharing ours and asking for others’, but how much is too much? Would our lives be different if we wouldn’t listen to others? Would someone else’s life be different if we wouldn’t have shared what we thought about a certain aspect of their life whether it was for better or worse? Would we have picked an alternative career, job, or even life partner if we had or hadn’t listened to others? Why is it that we need the constant approval from others? Most likely, since our early years we were socialized to constantly look for some kind of external recognition instead of internal ones.
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  • Learning about the Grief Process

    Oct 08, 2013
    If you read one of my previous blogs, “Lessons from two FCA leaders”, you learned that I had never considered all the benefits of being an active member of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA) until both the current and former president highlighted them in a presentation at my school.
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  • Acting Big for a Little

    Sep 20, 2013
    I work for a non-profit organization called Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). BBBS's mission is to create one-on-one mentoring relationships for at-risk children, “Littles”, through carefully monitored and supported matches. I co-run the school program in which “Bigs” meet with their “Littles” at the little’s schools during their lunch time, elective hour, or after-school program. I love my job because I am able to pair up children with a friend that also acts as a guide in different areas of their lives.
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  • Lessons from two FCA leaders

    Sep 05, 2013
    We often hear that networking has many benefits. While you build your connections you are more likely to get referrals, hear about job opportunities, increase your support system, share and receive ideas, etc. While I knew many of these benefits from personal experience, I was astonished when I heard that the present and former president of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA), Dr. Shon Smith and Ms. Kathryn WIlliams respectively, had taken their leadership roles as the result of their network systems.
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  • Beyond Society’s Ideals

    Aug 28, 2013
    Imagine being 10 years old and being bullied for your sexual orientation. You like the opposite gender of what the society considers acceptable. You may be thinking this is not new - homosexuals are bullied everyday. But what if you live in a world where being homosexual is the norm and you are bullied for being heterosexual?
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