Your local disturbed therapist is now a licensed disturbed therapist!!!
(It’s actually licensed marriage and family therapist, but you get what I mean)
Soooo, why is that a big deal?
First of all, the clinical test was fucking long!!!!
170 questions in the form of vignettes and 4 hours to complete it
I managed in 3 hours and 40 minutes
Plus, studying was hard and took up most of my summer vacation
(It’s a tricky test)
Anyway, the perks of being licensed is as follows:
I can work for myself as a therapist, if I so choose to, you know, private practice, like you see in movies
(But that’s a lot of responsibility and not super consistent. Plus, I really like my current job)
It also means I no longer need supervision of my work by a licensed therapist and I am held liable for my own therapeutic practices
I could also become a supervisor for other therapists after being licensed for two years
(Again, lots of responsibility, plus, seems boring to me)
But mostly it means that I have reached the ultimate goal and have jumped the very last hurdle in my career
I’m super legit, y’all!!!