Hi Chloe J: All great questions
Mental Health therapists work in variety of settings: colleges, private practice, hospitals, non-profit agencies, and self-employed. If you work for yourself and rent space with others in a facility, you have more flexibility to set your own hours as long as the overhead is paid. Of you work for an agency or school, the school may p help pay for your trainings, license renewals, and continued education and there would be no overhead coats. So it's like comparing an entrepreneur to a customer service representative in a company. You have the option of going at it alone ( mostly recommended for seasoned therapists), or you can work for an organization. Either way, you are required to be licensed, supervised by a licensed person for one to three years after graduation and tested. I sincerely hope this helps you. Best of luck!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Review you state's requirements on the Secretary of State's page.
- Create a list of possible places to work and begin researching their job descriptions online.