What I wish I knew before I became a psychotherapist

What I wish I knew before I became a psychotherapist

I’ve been doing psychotherapy for the last 15 years. Here are the top 10 things I wish I knew before I became a psychotherapist.

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10 things I wish I knew before I became a psychotherapist:
1. You will be constantly humbled by how much you don’t know.
2. It is deeply meaningful work.
3. Being a therapist is tough on your body and mind.
4. Having a lot of therapist friends is amazing.
5. You are going to deal with stupid turf wars.
6. Most therapists won’t get rich doing therapy.
7. You’re entering a customer service business.
8. You will have a lot of independence.
9. Mental healthcare is going to be massively disrupted.
10. Understand growing markets.

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