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kaitmeister4 karma

Hi Ryan! I’m late to the game here, but how did you decide on MFT over counseling or social work? I’m an undergrad senior in psych and want to be a therapist, but there are so many options out there it’s hard to pick one - and my own anxiety doesn’t help!

kaitmeister3 karma

Do you know if any of the staff has chosen to work in the field after personal experience with mental illness? If so, how does it work out?

I've been hospitalized for severe depression and suicidal ideation twice now. It was the mental health techs who were more helpful than anything else. Thank you for what you do.

kaitmeister1 karma

Hi Cristen! Thanks for doing this AMA.

I'm about to graduate with my BA in psychology (in 5 weeks!) and want to go into the mental health field to help people with trauma. Problem is, I have my own trauma/PTSD diagnosis. I'm planning to spend the next year and a half doing pre reqs for grad school and working through trauma therapy. I've been through CBT and DBT before but now we're looking at EMDR.

Do you think it's realistic for a person with a decent amount of personal trauma to be able to handle grad school (PMHNP specifically) and working in the field, especially after therapy? Thanks!

kaitmeister1 karma

Thank you so much for the in depth answer! You’ve reinforced my gut feeling that clinical is where I want to be.