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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

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One-Stop Psych Shop
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RE: One-Stop Psych Shop

(07-15-2014 12:29 AM)DoA Wrote:  I hear what you're saying, but I, personally, have experienced a lot of evidence to the contrary.

Yeah, that piece of paper might bring peace of mind to someone who's shelling out cash to get someone to listen to them, but I don't charge, and will continue to offer psychological services for free both for the sake of experience and for the benefit of anyone who can't seem to find help elsewhere. I'm pleased that so many have found them helpful; the results are the proof that I "know my shit."

As for whether society minds who's doing the therapy, never know. It's no secret that the mental health industry isn't doing so well, and that these (and future) generations appear to be more sensitive compared to their predecessors - we live in a world that craves therapy, and some people really don't care who offers it to them.

Instead of seeing that as a monetary opportunity (though, it could be, in the future), I see it as a moral opportunity. It's a cry for help that I can answer, basically.
Hah. If you can do something well don't do it for free.

Companies that hire org psyches will only hire people with at least a post-grad degree so gl

If you're doing it for moral reasons then fine. But leave the big bux to registered psychologists.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
07-15-2014 12:40 AM
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One-Stop Psych Shop - Efs - 07-11-2014, 09:47 PM
One-Stop Psych Shop - Ky - 07-14-2014, 06:20 AM
One-Stop Psych Shop - brainiac3397 - 07-14-2014, 09:54 AM
RE: One-Stop Psych Shop - Sharpie - 07-14-2014, 10:44 AM
RE: One-Stop Psych Shop - thewake - 07-14-2014, 12:58 PM
One-Stop Psych Shop - Efs - 07-14-2014, 06:14 PM
One-Stop Psych Shop - Ky - 07-15-2014, 12:29 AM
RE: One-Stop Psych Shop - Efs - 07-15-2014 12:40 AM
RE: One-Stop Psych Shop - Ky - 07-12-2014, 04:29 AM
One-Stop Psych Shop - Efs - 07-12-2014, 07:49 PM
One-Stop Psych Shop - SoulRiser - 07-14-2014, 12:00 AM
RE: One-Stop Psych Shop - School - 07-14-2014, 04:21 AM

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