Who or What made you want to pursue a career path in Psychology?
Being in the mental health field seems like a very fulfilling yet intimidating career to follow through with, I've always been very passionate about helping others and would like to know others' viewpoints or reasons.
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Hi I too had a similar epiphany. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but who is. Psychology and healing went together for me.
I became a Registered Nurse first then went into obtain my Master's in Mental health Vocational rehabilitation and Addictions Counselor Degrees. Which means I spent my whole time learning who I was and mostly who I wasn't. I also had certain ideas but from a total different perspective. I am a Black man who had to actually swallow a lot of pride but that's not new. The journey took me actually back to God.
Because He is the ultimate Counselor,
and for some reason we as humans are found lacking and always wanting but ever afraid to challenge of what we believe.
So the real question what do you believe in how to approach some one who has had heart break, death, celebrations, and shared Joy.
Things are always in a flux, I care about people and what they go through. Having an understanding heart is the best qualifier but as they say able to detach. It is a balance into someone private life and should be treated as such instead of a number or just a paycheck.
It's a wearisome job internally it will make you question yourself frequently. That's why I posed the faith question with out God there is little understanding especially for compassion. Not one size fits all Gestalt, Neo Freudian, but it depends on what you may think of or create a better way.
Be sure you are in total control of your own worldview, likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams and the rest is elementary! There is no better experience than seeing others grow from your guidance! Never push and never enable! Guide and direct is all most people need to self correct. Best wishes in your future endeavors.
Best of luck,