Hey there! I started with a B.A. in psychology, then attended a graduate program where I received a non-terminal M.A., and then ultimately a Ph.D. In addition to coursework, I participated in clinical and research practicums where I learned how to do therapy, assessment, and research. Once I was done with my coursework, I did a full-time internship (1500 hours of working with children/adults doing therapy and assessment) and received my Ph.D. Following my Ph.D., I did something called a post-doctoral fellow, where I did another 1500 hours of therapy and assessment. Once I had my 1500 predoc/1500 postdoc house, I took a pretty intense test called the EPPP. Once I passed that one, I took another exam about my state's laws/ethics. I really enjoy my job as a psychologist. During the day, I do diagnostic assessment in areas of developmental disability and learning disorder. In the afternoon, I see kids and young adults for therapy. I mostly work with autistic people and the LGBTQIA+ population and find it to be very rewarding. As a psychologist, I do a LOT of writing, but that is because I do assessment. I know a lot of psychologists who never do assessment and typically work doing therapy.