Are you a Therapist? What is your job like?

1. What type of therapist are you?

I’m a mental health counselor, specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma.  I’m a very client-focused therapist.

I help people work through their past traumas, belief systems, and insecurities while bringing emphasis to their strengths, resilience, and self-awareness.

2. What does your typical day at work look like?

I get in the office around 7:30 am and start to see clients from 8 am until about 6 pm Monday- Friday. I typically have a fully booked calendar knowing that there one or two cancellations throughout the week.

I do not see clients on Thursdays; however, on this day I will work on my website, catch up on administrative tasks and occasionally complete a training course in a new therapeutic modality or attend a class teaching me something new in the mental health field. 

I make it a point to not work over the weekends as I’ve learned that self-care is extremely important in this business.

3. What are the pros and cons of your job?

A few pros: 

  • I love helping people and seeing them grow.
  • I get to set my own schedule. 
  • I determine my client’s treatment plans based on my client’s needs. 
  • I’m able to visit family and friends on special holidays.
  • I get the weekends off.
  • I get to meet new people on a regular basis.
  • I’m my own boss. 

A few cons:

  • It’s up to me to market myself, build my website, and bring in new clients.
  • I don’t get paid for the time it takes to complete clients’ notes and administrative tasks.
  • No paid sick or vacation days.

Are you a therapist? Leave a comment. What are the pros and cons of your job?

About Kasia Ciszewski LPC

Kasia is a licensed professional counselor servicing the Charleston area. She helps individuals heal, better understand their emotions, energize & become more aware of their inner strength. She specializes in helping teens, adults and seniors and has been able to regularly achieve impressive results for her clients throughout South Carolina.
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