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how hard is it to become a therapist? what do i have to do to get started at 16?

i really want to help others and i know i'm a good listener so what do i have to do to start my career as a pro listener? and i know i'm young but i want to do anything i can to get this kind of job.

Asked By: anji_rockin_the_house - 3/12/2007
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It boils down to what you want to do exactly in the end. Most therapist and counselors out there are at least Master's Degree level, usually with some certification or license. There are Master's Level therapists out there who practice privately, but the problem with that is if you want to work with insurance... More
Answered By: shininginshadows - 3/12/2007
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You'll need to get your BS degree at the very least. I've hard of therapists being Social Workers. You would need your Masters in Social Work. You might also need to get a PHD..
Answered By: Brown-eyed girl - 3/12/2007
 
Hello Anji... More
Answered By: jamesgoya - 3/12/2007
 
First go to a 4 year university. then you can get your masters degress, PhD or M.D. Make sure you look in to the psychology departments at the schools you will apply to.
Answered By: chill'n - 3/12/2007
 
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