I have been providing psychological services for more than 30 years. It is essential to relate to your patients, be empathetic, and to listen with understanding and interest to what is shared during therapy. It is also critical that at the end of the session you enter your clinical notes into the patient file and open your mind to the next patient. At the end of the day the stories shared must remain at the office. Of course, some will continue to work in your mind but it is important to have boundaries between your work day and your personal life. When introduced at parties as a psychologist, people are either very interested or move away. I quickly state that I am of duty and not interested in analyzing anyone there. You will study about transference and counter-transference, and share cases will supervisors or peer review. It can become a problem to obsess about particular patients. Best of luck with your studies!