Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Ball State University, Master's Degree in Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, studied for three years under a PhD/Licensed therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
I never really made a decision to be a therapist as much as it just happened. I met a professor who convinced me to do an internship for his class. It was the first time I was exposed to therapy and I started to focus on becoming a therapist.
My days usually consist of appointments with clients and I meet with a peer once a week. Most of my appointments are family sessions. The day-to-day issues are very different. Issues range from behavior problems, mood disorders, depression and more.
The most rewarding aspects of my job are seeing the improvements someone makes when they have completed therapy.