Hello I'm David. I'm 20 years old, almost 21 from New Jersey. I am going to a 4 year university this Fall for History but I may change it to psychology and become a counselor or a psychologist. I've been at a community college for three years due to some medical issues. I've never been in a relationship and I'm nervous around girls but I am working on changing that. I joined today because I want to change aspects about myself such as how I deal with people since I never got out much before (very long story) and I'm shy. Also I joined because even though I can talk to friends and family about issues I can't because of reasons I don't want to get into. Hope to learn from all of you.

All the best,

David

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Hi David and welcome! 

Your introduction caught my eye because psych was my first degree. I hope you are aware that after four years and a psych degree you can do next to nothing in the field. You will need to go on to advanced study to be a counselor.

Have you though about becoming a shrink?  Last I heard, and I've been out of the field for decades, there is currently a shortage of psychiatrists even more so than GPs and other specialists who are also meager in numbers these days, meaning the wash out rate is a bit lower. Also, the reason I had to walk away, unless you are an MD and able to write scripts for medicines, insurance companies don't pay or if they do it is grudgingly. 

All that said, if you are simply on fire to do it, I look back on my practice, short lived as it was, as some of the most rewarding time in my life.

Glad to have you here and look forward to interacting with you.

Honestly I only started to give consideration to the psychology path a few weeks ago. A lot of family on my mom's side are psychologist and I plan to talk to them when I can about it. Yes I am aware that I 4 years won't get me far. There are schools that may accept you with only a bachelors degree but like I said I'm not 100% sure. Also I've been in college for 3 years and my parents said that they are only willing to pay for two or three more years before I'm on my own.

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