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Esther L.

Poway, CA
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Esther’s Career Goals

I am an aspiring clinical psychologist who wants to specialize in CBT methodologies to assist vulnerable and multicultural populations dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidality, and other mental health issues



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Esther L. Jul 20, 2020 195 views

What made you start your own private practice, and how did you go about it?

I am an aspiring clinical psychologist and have been doing research on private practice. I've read on how it gives you more freedom in setting your own hours, more control of your clients, and more independence as a business. I've also read on how it requires alot of your own resources,...

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Esther L. Jul 20, 2020 102 views

What is one lie that you wish to dismiss about graduate school and the grad student experience?

I recently earned my bachelor's and will be starting a doctoral program in August. I've been hearing rumors left and right about grad school in general. They range from dissertations being a mandatory 200 pages, how you have to say goodbye to your social life, how grad students have the same...

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Esther L. Jul 20, 2020 166 views

How influential is your dissertation or degree emphasis on your career employment?

I am about to start a doctoral program in clinical psychology. Everyone is telling me that an emphasis and dissertation focus on military veterans, can lead to a better practicum and internship placement with the VA, which apparently is on the higher earning spectrum in terms of clinical...

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Esther L. Aug 15, 2018 226 views

How would you go about asking for a pay raise based on your work experience, level of education, and skill set without risking your career?

although i have yet to be professionally hired, was wondering where I should drop the line to ask for a salary I feel is best fit in compensation for my line of work without coming off as arrogant, cocky, or prideful. When and how did you handle asking for more than your usual earning? #salary...

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Esther L. Aug 15, 2018 195 views

What would you consider to be the hardest/worst day on the job as a licensed clinical psychologist? And would you say that even after a day like that that the profession would still be worth it?

Although this is my dream career, I'm starting to have some doubts if I'm capable of it or if I should seek another career in the psychological field. I want to be able to learn and prepare for the worst and see if its something I was born to overcome and surpass. #isitworthit...

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