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    Anyone in the mental health field? Anyone have a master's in mental health? What did you do with it? What are you planning on doing with it?

    I am starting my master's in mental health counseling in March. I am very excited!! I am going to go into business for myself and open my own practice/organization and travel the U.S. spreading knowledge to middle and high school kids.

    Maybe we can help and encourage one another.


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    Congratulations on starting your program in March. I hope to some day pursue psychology also. Consider looking into:

    -Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
    -Martin Seligman's work on Positive Psychology
    -Aaron Beck's work on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Thanks Cha Cha!!

    Your path to psychology sounds interesting and tough at the same time.

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    right now i am trying to complete my masters in social work. le sigh... this masters program has really taught me a lot about myself, what i need to work on for self, what i do what to do and what i don't want to do.

    i definitely see myself working for the federal govt in some capacity.
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    congrats on starting your program soon! I'm in a clinical psychology master' s/PhD program. I finish in 2014. I'd like to do research in academia or private industry, while running a practice specializing in body image and eating issues.

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    I worked as a mental health counselor and absolutely HATED it!!!! Very stressful, low pay, long hours and a lot of unethical business practices I saw (at least where I was)

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    Well its not for everyone! I am going into practice for myself and starting a non-profit.
    There are many areas to consider. Maybe the area you were in wasn't that great? Idk.
    Hopefully you'll find something more your speed in another field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akamsnikki View Post
    I worked as a mental health counselor and absolutely HATED it!!!! Very stressful, low pay, long hours and a lot of unethical business practices I saw (at least where I was)
    I second that! I work in community mental health. It is horrible. The mental exhaustion is the worst.
    I DESERVE IT!

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    I'm currently completing a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. Got my master's in Counseling and Human Systems with a specialization in School & Mental Health Counseling. Did school counseling for a few years before accepting that the kind of work I really wanted to do couldn't be done as a part of a public K-12 school. So I went back for my PhD. I chose Marriage and Family Therapy because of the systemic focus on relational patterns of functioning, as opposed to a focus on individual dysfunction.

    My license will initially be in Mental Health counseling, however, because I am closer to meeting the requirements for Mental Health. I'll add my MFT licensure later. I intend to continue doing therapy - now for an agency, later in my own practice - and to continue teaching on the college level (I really enjoy both). I may also engage in some research activities.

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    Sounds good CC!

    I am getting this degree, but will use it in an unconventional way. What I mean is, I am going to open my own practice/non-profit and use unconventional ways to connect with my clients whether through art, music, animals, pottery, etc.

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