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I Am a Therapist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 106 People

    Why I Became A Therapist

    I knew that I wanted to become a therapist when I was manager of a group home. I encouraged group home residents to participate in therapy, which most of them were happy to do. I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful therapist who worked with these clients. She recognized the...
    vantagepointtx vantagepointtx 31-35, M Oct 28, 2012

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    " What Exactly Is Your Approach?"

    We all know the answer to that one, don't we? Whether it's asked at a job interview or in a classroom or at a conference. We look seriously at the person asking and say, " Cognitive Behavioral." And the person who asked nods wisely and says, " Me too." It's the latest thing and...
    LeonardMarks LeonardMarks 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Aspiring Therapist And Mhealth Entrepreneur

    I'm an aspiring therapist, DBT patient, and mobile health entrepreneur. I am conducting research on how to best help therapists help their patients. Right now, I'm gathering research. Any insight you brilliant people can provide would be greatly appreciated! I've created a Google...
    tb000 tb000 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    Should I Go?

    I wonder if I should go to a therapist. I feel lonely, and I don't think there's anyone I can open up to completely. I have some friends, but not too close, and I don't feel comfortable telling all my problems to my parents. I don't know if I should get help, because sometimes I...
    roguecitiz roguecitiz 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I am a therapist. If you have issues you want

    to get rid of, just send me a message i will reply as soon as possible. And here's a picture of a cat
    dan1992iel dan1992iel 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I Don't Get It

    How can someone hurt you so much with his mouth to a point where you wanna die? how can someone make you feel so low, lower than dirt? on top of that of that, he always make himself out to be the victim. Is God watching? how can I give my life to God and still go through this?
    michou25 michou25 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2011

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    I Feel So Guilty Doing Couples Therapy, When My Own Marriage Is A Sham.

    I specialize in children and adolescents, but on many occassions I have been asked to do couples therapy. Oddly, I am quite successful at couples therapy. I say oddly, because my own marriage is practically non-existant. We stay together for the kids, but we have no interest in...
    complacent complacent 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    I Was a Counsellor For Many...

    I was a counsellor for many years. It had it's highs and lows, but the highs outweighed all the lows.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    I Am A Therapist

    I'm a therapist. I'm not a counselor. I'm working toward my license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have also been trained in Marriage and Family Therapy. I will be pursuing that license soon as well.I love working with people. 2+2 does not always = 4 when working with...
    crow29 crow29 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    Not a real one but I've been told I give good

    advice and can listen without going odd topic I've also been told I am a hard *** but that's only because if you want help your going to have to deal with the truth if you want to talk to someone I'll be there
    yungmoney22 yungmoney22 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I love to help people out

    and I know a lot about therapy so if anyone wants a therapist I available :)
    SHM13 SHM13 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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    I Hate My Legs! How Do I Get Them Bigger?

    y legs are very skinny and my ankle are even skinnier than my legs. I don't like wearing skirts, dresses or heel when I go out because I think I look funny. I know a lot of people workout to get thinner legs or want thinner legs, but mine look very bad. My legs are way too skinny...
    michou25 michou25 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I need help. This doesn't involve myself,

    but I'd like someone to vent with and could possibly diagnose a family member of mine. It scares me on what she's doing and I need help. Maybe just someone to tell me what they think is going on. Just something to lead me. Thank you, and please contact me if you can help.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 1 Response May 28

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    Little Blessings

    I am a licensed social worker in the state of ILlinois. I have been an active therapist for two years. I treat adolescent females in a residential treatment center who are emotional, behavior disturbed and need intensive psyhotherapeutic services. My clients have all...
    alice60058 alice60058 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Hi

    I had a dual relationship with my therapist and we had sexual touch and really bad things we did in theapy and we got caught and I would like to keep it going. What do you think is the best way to get the relationship going ater theapy? Thanks for your help....[]  
    antonioooo antonioooo 41-45 2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    Self Help Therapy : Cult Abuse Survivor

    I wanted to ask therapists how i can be labeled stable and recovered so I can defend myself from further victimization. I'm looking to buy a gun permit, lower my health insurance costs etc. What do i have to do or prove and with whom??? I'm not sure if my mental health is listed...
    BlueCastleJ BlueCastleJ 22-25, M Feb 19, 2012

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    Clients' Attendance

    I absolutely love conducting therapy, especially individual therapy sessions. I have difficulty with attendance; many of the clients in this community seems to have difficulty making therapy a priority. I am looking to learn strategies to increase attendance. I am aware that my...
    PrettyLifeCoach PrettyLifeCoach 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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    Finding My Way

    I am about half way through getting my hours to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have a paying job as an Intern but I feel this agency is taking away my soul, my creativity, and stifling my growth as a clinician!  DMH work sucks the life out of you...
    ladygal75 ladygal75 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    I am an Emotional Therapist,

    with 4yrs professional experience with my own practice in Cumbria, England. I offer free support, talks and adivce to anyone who needs it. If I am online I will talk to you. You are not alone and if you need further help then I can arrange this for you. I will always be there...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M 8 Responses Feb 28

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    I Am NOT A Therapist

    I am not a therapist. I am 21. I have no insurance of any kind, i just got my first full time job, i dropped out of college,I'm moving out of the house for the first time. I was falsely arrested and found out I'm a victim of identity theft. In short, I'm losing my damn mind and...
    psyco2babble psyco2babble 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Life's A Trip (literally)

    I have M.S.  Been diagnosed since my late 20s and I'm 61 now.  And I'm still on my feet (most of the time).  Several situatons conspired to push me into being a therapist --  something that most other therapists have, like me, always done.  Ironic that if...
    2Hooligans 2Hooligans 56-60 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    I am a Associate Clinical Social Worker.

    I am providing talk therapy via Skype for a low cost fee. I post on this site and it has been really helpful for my personal life. Check out my website, www.fearlessheartfamilytherapy.com. Thanks!
    gatorgirl1205 gatorgirl1205 26-30, F Jun 28

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    I Need A Therapist

    Something has been bothering me lately, and I want to get a few more perspectives before I decide how to feel about it. My mother recently left my father, they have never been married but have shared about 35 years together. I support her decision, but cant help but feel sorry...
    Amandasfriend Amandasfriend 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Psycho Therapist

    i have been a therapist since 1994. im a generalist and love working with all populations. i am particularly comfortable with trauma work, emdr, play therapy, family, and couples work.  i am particularly interested in ego state work now. i would love to train in...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 13 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    I Have Been Around Awhile

    I've been a social worker of one sort or another for forty years having spent most of that time in the criminal justice system dealing with what we refer to as Axis II's: convicted criminals, alcoholics, drug addicts, sex offenders and others who have had difficulty with the...
    LeonardMarks LeonardMarks 61-65, M 7 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    I'm not a therapist I'm looking

    for a therapist or anyone to give advice On controversial subjects, also be extremely open minded Please help I've got so many questions
    LeighJordan LeighJordan 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Ok, I need to vent here, before I can create… I have been in need of a good therapist for so very long. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a really good one. I keep finding people...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have started seeing a therapist for my depression. It feels really good. This is something I have procrastinated on for a very long time. It took me months to be able to find...
    Mikkimacoroni Mikkimacoroni 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I went for counselling at a domestic violence centre after separating from my abusive ex who incidentally was a counsellor! The service was free and part of a programme to help...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    The title says it all. Do you have that friend that tells you everything? Absolutely everything? All of their woes, heartbreaks, hopes, dreams, wants, financial problems, health...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F Jul 13

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    My therapist told me I have an obsession with getting revenge... We'll see about that.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jul 20

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    Honestly I think it's cool to have a therapist because it means you have a story to tell to people in the present and the future. It's also pretty cool because it kind of makes you...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    My therapist definitely has too much power over me..I can't even bring myself to leave even though I probably should
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Its pretty interesting where my profession has gotten me and now I am a famous artist personal body healer, im proud to say ive come along way , and for as young as I am, at 23 ive...
    peaceembracer peaceembracer 22-25, F Jul 1

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    I've been acting like everything is just fine. I gloss over my problems like I can handle them, but I can't. I've been in Minnesota since September and have been high almost every...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Jul 12

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    Perhaps it is because I am seventeen and outwardly I present the image of a wellgroomed, capable teenage girl. The teenage girl part especially. My opinions have never been taken...
    livediebe livediebe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    this would be the ultimate job. If I ever hit the lottery I think that this would be the type of business that would be fun and fulfilling to start up.everything dedicated to the...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M a week ago

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    I am a really overweight guy who has a girlfriend that keeps cheating and sending sexual messages to other men. I am learning that my friend base is almost a zero and the few I...
    roomypersonality roomypersonality 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Does anyone feel alone even when they are surrounded by people that love them?? I have tried everything to fit into this world, to feel like I belong somewhere on this earth, even...
    chrisshone2003 chrisshone2003 36-40 9 hrs ago

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    My ex recently after five years of drug abuse and stuff has been proving to me more and more that he is trying to change by controlling his drug use to a moderate level (prescribed...
    latinancrzy4lyf latinancrzy4lyf 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I went to talk with a therapist yesterday...I told her my story..She advised me to wean myself from contact with him and try to reconnect with my H. She claims MM is confusing me...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 11 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The massage market is rising promptly as the general public seeks healthcare choices that advertise effectively-getting and a greater quality of life. A career for a therapeutic...
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    The massage market is developing promptly as the public seeks Health care alternatives that boost well-currently being and a higher Standard of living. A occupation for a massage...
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    The therapeutic massage marketplace is expanding speedily as the public seeks healthcare alternatives that promote very well-remaining and a better Standard of living. A occupation...
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    The therapeutic massage marketplace is increasing quickly as the public seeks healthcare alternate options that promote well-staying and a greater Standard of living. A profession...
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    The therapeutic massage industry is escalating quickly as the public seeks healthcare choices that advertise perfectly-staying and a higher Standard of living. A career to be a...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The massage marketplace is escalating promptly as the general public seeks healthcare alternatives that market effectively-currently being and an increased quality of life. A...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The therapeutic massage business is developing swiftly as the public seeks healthcare choices that encourage very well-getting and a higher Standard of living. A profession for a...
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    The massage industry is expanding rapidly as the general public seeks healthcare alternatives that market effectively-being and the next quality of life. A job being a therapeutic...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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