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im back!!!!!!!!

imsotired

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Sorry guys i just had to take a break from this to deal with issues but all g now. its so good to be back i love helping people.
i want to be a psycologist or a counselor when im older. my question is what is the difference between them and what is easier
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I am a Counselor, LPC ( licensed Professional Counselor). My undergraduate degree is Education .... I taught a high School for a few years then did my graduate work in Counseling.... I continued for additional graduate work for my licensure ... I worked as a Counselor/Therspist for 40 years on the faculty of a State University. I was certified to teach as well as Counsel at the K-12 level as well as higher education and my licensure allowed me to provide counseling on my own. A psychologist probably has undergraduate work in Psychology and a graduate degree in the same then must go on for licensure. I guess when describing what I did in my work through the years I would have to say I provided here and now crisis work getting people through a tough situation while a psychologist delves into how you got to the point where you are at. I would also tell you neither one is “easier”. .... the college work is typically 6 or 7 years plus working for a few years to obtain full licensure .... it is a rewarding career but I have taken on many situations throughout the years to my heart that have caused my anxiety to rage..... I have an empathy soul and sometimes it hurts.
 
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Good to hear from a person who actually does that type of work. Good insight into what it takes to be able to handle the work. How long it can take to reach your goal. I think a lot of people imagine anybody can do that type of work. Bit of training and off they go. I recall seeing a psychologist once who I thought was too young for her job. If that makes sense to you. Talking very early 20's. I am the type of person to ask questions and I did. Turns out were I was they used people still in training. So she was not fully qualified as of then. Last time I went there. Appears they offer their services so they could learn as well. To be honest I was learning nothing at all. All her answers were coming straight from a book. She seemed unable to answer anything without looking it up in a book first. I know everybody has to learn. I accept that. If you want real help quickly, it was not the right place to go near. Hence not going back. Found a fully qualified one next time around and things were much better.
 
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I am a Counselor, LPC ( licensed Professional Counselor). My undergraduate degree is Education .... I taught a high School for a few years then did my graduate work in Counseling.... I continued for additional graduate work for my licensure ... I worked as a Counselor/Therspist for 40 years on the faculty of a State University. I was certified to teach as well as Counsel at the K-12 level as well as higher education and my licensure allowed me to provide counseling on my own. A psychologist probably has undergraduate work in Psychology and a graduate degree in the same then must go on for licensure. I guess when describing what I did in my work through the years I would have to say I provided here and now crisis work getting people through a tough situation while a psychologist delves into how you got to the point where you are at. I would also tell you neither one is “easier”. .... the college work is typically 6 or 7 years plus working for a few years to obtain full licensure .... it is a rewarding career but I have taken on many situations throughout the years to my heart that have caused my anxiety to rage..... I have an empathy soul and sometimes it hurts.
thankyou for this reply:). i have always wanted to help people so i guess i will o whatever it takes as there is always ups and downs to jobs haha. i also want to work with animals working in vet as a assistant part time i think as i get tired after 1-2 hours. you probably already answered this but i am terrible at understanding long pieces of writing sorry:( would you say counselling and psychology are the same thing? im thinking of working in a school like my primary school but have to see that if they have jobs available
 
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