Your Path To Becoming A Therapist

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How To Become A Therapist

Are you interested in becoming a therapist? In addition to meeting the standard requirements, a therapist is someone who is:

Empathic and Compassionate: able to connect with their patients, showing empathy and understanding towards their problems and concerns

Empathic and Compassionate: able to connect with their patients, showing empathy and understanding towards their problems and concerns

Active Listener: have excellent listening skills and be able to give their patients their full attention

Active Listener: have excellent listening skills and be able to give their patients their full attention

Flexible and able to adapt: able to adapt their therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of each patient

Flexible and able to adapt: able to adapt their therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of each patient

Trustworthy: trustworthy and maintain strict confidentiality to create a safe and supportive environment for their patients

Trustworthy: trustworthy and maintain strict confidentiality to create a safe and supportive environment for their patients

 Professional: adhere to professional and ethical standards, providing their patients with high-quality care and maintaining appropriate boundaries

Professional: adhere to professional and ethical standards, providing their patients with high-quality care and maintaining appropriate boundaries

A therapist is a mental health professional who helps individuals overcome emotional and behavioral challenges, improve their mental health, and enhance their 
overall well-being. They use a variety of techniques and therapies to help patients develop coping skills, change negative thought patterns, and achieve their goals. 
Pursuing a career as a mental health therapist requires degrees, field work education, licensure and more. We can help you understand what you’ll need to do and help you find the right opportunity.

Steps to Becoming a Therapist

 Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

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 Master’s degree <span class="text-lg block">(includes field education / practicum/internship)</span>

Master’s degree (includes field education / practicum/internship)

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 Pre-independently state licensed <span class="text-lg block">(work under supervision)</span>

Pre-independently state licensed (work under supervision)

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 Independently state licensed

Independently state licensed

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