Can I be a therapist if I have a mental illness?

Can I be a therapist if I have a mental illness?

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Topics discussed:
0:00 – Introduction
0:35 – Biases in mental healthcare
1:10 – Good therapy can be learned
3:05 – Mental health isn’t binary
4:16 – Motivation for becoming a therapist
6:05 – Know yourself
7:28 – Know your limits
10:33 – Research is me-search
11:40 – Famous therapists with mental illness
12:34 – Don’t make assumptions
13:20 – Conclusion

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