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LICENSED CLINICAL THERAPIST: Career Prospects

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This Licensed Clinical Therapist works in two states assisting adolescents and providing them with mental health counseling.

Degree: Research and Experimental Psychology - Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Job Title: Licensed Clinical Therapist
Employer: State of Maryland and New Jersey

Job Summary: Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Job Description

Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people and other animals relate to one another and the environment.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Additional Info

Psychologists typically need previous related work experience. To become licensed, for example, psychologists must have completed one or more of the following: predoctoral or postdoctoral supervised experience, an internship, or a residency program. School psychologists also must complete a yearlong supervised internship program to become licensed or certified.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Patience, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Master's degree
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<span m='14920'>a</span> <span m='15100'>licensed</span> <span m='15435'>clinical</span> <span m='15770'>professional</span> <span m='16160'>counselor</span> <span m='16590'>in</span> <span m='16990'>Maryland,</span> <span m='17100'>and</span> <span m='17365'>a licensed</span> <span m='17630'>professional</span> <span m='18040'>counselor</span> <span m='18840'>in</span> <span m='19020'>New</span> <span m='19120'>Jersey.</span> <span m='19385'>I am</span> <span m='19650'>a</span> <span m='19870'>national</span> <span m='20160'>certified</span> <span m='20630'>counselor</span> <span m='20940'>as</span> <span m='21100'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='21840'>I obtained</span> <span m='22120'>a</span> <span m='22200'>bachelor's</span> <span m='22640'>degree</span> <span m='22970'>in</span> <span m='23130'>psychology</span> <span m='23455'>from</span> <span m='23780'>Bowie</span> <span m='23930'>State</span> <span m='24190'>University</span> <span m='24790'>in</span> <span m='25000'>Bowie, Maryland,</span> <span m='26100'>and</span> <span m='26360'>my</span> <span m='26450'>master's</span> <span m='26800'>degree</span> <span m='27170'>from</span> <span m='27800'>Argosy</span> <span m='27840'>University</span> <span m='28600'>in</span> <span m='29290'>Washington,</span> <span m='29720'>DC--</span> <span m='30660'>actually</span> <span m='31340'>in</span> <span m='31690'>Arlington,</span> <span m='31900'>Virginia.</span> <span m='33090'>And</span> <span m='33550'>I'm</span> <span m='33720'>currently</span> <span m='34220'>also</span> <span m='34490'>pursuing</span> <span m='35080'>my</span> <span m='36070'>doctorate</span> <span m='36480'>of</span> <span m='36600'>education</span> <span m='37240'>in</span> <span m='37440'>counseling</span> <span m='37710'>psychology</span> <span m='38290'>at</span> <span m='38450'>Argosy</span> <span m='38740'>University,</span> <span m='39065'>I'm</span> <span m='39390'>a</span> <span m='39540'>doctoral</span> <span m='39920'>candidate.</span> </p><p><span m='41605'>What</span> <span m='42030'>I</span> <span m='42090'>wish</span> <span m='42400'>I</span> <span m='42460'>knew</span> <span m='42960'>before</span> <span m='43460'>I</span> <span m='43530'>went</span> <span m='43820'>into</span> <span m='44000'>this</span> <span m='44180'>career</span> <span m='44630'>field</span> <span m='44960'>was,</span> <span m='45370'>that</span> <span m='45795'>maybe I</span> <span m='46220'>should have</span> <span m='46440'>went</span> <span m='46750'>into</span> <span m='46940'>social</span> <span m='47280'>work</span> <span m='47800'>instead</span> <span m='48080'>of</span> <span m='48460'>professional</span> <span m='49090'>counseling,</span> <span m='49790'>because</span> <span m='50170'>it</span> <span m='50400'>seems</span> <span m='50630'>like</span> <span m='50750'>a</span> <span m='50800'>more</span> <span m='51115'>marketable</span> <span m='51430'>area.</span> <span m='51910'>But</span> <span m='52250'>the</span> <span m='52360'>more</span> <span m='52580'>that</span> <span m='52760'>I</span> <span m='52940'>attend</span> <span m='53240'>conferences</span> <span m='53800'>like</span> <span m='54000'>this</span> <span m='54210'>and</span> <span m='54560'>network</span> <span m='54770'>with more</span> <span m='55090'>professionals</span> <span m='55630'>in</span> <span m='55800'>my</span> <span m='55940'>field,</span> <span m='56220'>I</span> <span m='56710'>realize</span> <span m='56920'>that</span> <span m='57080'>I still made</span> <span m='57415'>a good</span> <span m='57750'>decision.</span> </p><p><span m='59280'>What</span> <span m='59730'>motivated</span> <span m='59950'>me to</span> <span m='60090'>go</span> <span m='60280'>into</span> <span m='60460'>this</span> <span m='60650'>position</span> <span m='61200'>was,</span> <span m='62190'>honestly,</span> <span m='62860'>the</span> <span m='63130'>guy</span> <span m='63370'>I liked</span> <span m='63640'>in</span> <span m='63720'>high</span> <span m='63850'>school</span> <span m='64480'>was</span> <span m='64709'>going</span> <span m='64840'>to</span> <span m='64900'>major</span> <span m='65150'>in</span> <span m='65250'>psychology</span> <span m='65545'>in college,</span> <span m='65840'>and I</span> <span m='66225'>thought I</span> <span m='66610'>would</span> <span m='66740'>follow him.</span> <span m='69130'>But,</span> <span m='69260'>once I</span> <span m='69470'>actually</span> <span m='69950'>took</span> <span m='70270'>a</span> <span m='70420'>course</span> <span m='70780'>in</span> <span m='70910'>psychology</span> <span m='71370'>in</span> <span m='71450'>high</span> <span m='71590'>school,</span> <span m='72020'>I</span> <span m='72220'>realized</span> <span m='72650'>that it</span> <span m='72810'>was</span> <span m='72950'>something</span> <span m='73200'>that</span> <span m='73340'>I</span> <span m='73390'>wanted</span> <span m='73690'>to</span> <span m='73750'>do,</span> <span m='73930'>because</span> <span m='74210'>I</span> <span m='74290'>always</span> <span m='74470'>wanted</span> <span m='74610'>to</span> <span m='74770'>work</span> <span m='74980'>with</span> <span m='75060'>children and</span> <span m='75490'>adolescents.</span> <span m='76680'>And</span> <span m='77470'>if</span> <span m='77600'>you</span> <span m='77690'>look</span> <span m='77860'>at</span> <span m='77960'>my</span> <span m='78150'>high</span> <span m='78270'>school</span> <span m='78470'>yearbook,</span> <span m='79030'>underneath</span> <span m='79250'>it</span> <span m='79640'>for</span> <span m='79720'>the</span> <span m='79810'>career</span> <span m='80080'>aspirations</span> <span m='80410'>says</span> <span m='80740'>I</span> <span m='80940'>wanted to be a</span> <span m='81100'>child</span> <span m='81465'>psychologist,</span> <span m='81830'>so</span> <span m='82270'>I'm on</span> <span m='82535'>my path.</span> <span m='83760'>So,</span> <span m='84720'>I</span> <span m='85200'>hope that</span> <span m='85680'>this will</span> <span m='86160'>be</span> <span m='86640'>something</span> <span m='86920'>that's</span> <span m='87310'>helpful</span> <span m='88300'>in your</span> <span m='88560'>path,</span> <span m='89290'>and</span> <span m='89900'>thanks.</span> </p>","file":{"id":167998,"video_id":"2700280829001","name":"121458375","duration":90533,"thumbnail_url":null}});