Psychotherapist counsel clients, provide therapy, conduct research and apply theory relating to behaviour and mental processes. Psychologists help clients work toward the maintenance and enhancement of psychological, physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning.
$80,000 - $100,000+
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I was born in Jamaica, immigrated to Canada in 1975 at the age of 6. I decided very young I wanted to be a therapist but I also always loved writing and communications. My journey to my current profession was full of twists and turns. I worked in mental health, brain injury services, corrections, as a professional speaker, a journalist, and even as a conference project manager. My heart has always been to help people create positive, radical, lasting change, and that remains My mission today.
What is your educational background?
MA Counselling Psychology
What are your daily responsibilities?
Providing therapy to clients
Clinical supervision of therapists on the team
Sales and connecting with clients
Recording and editing podcast content
There’s more, but it is too long a list 🙂
What advice would you give to the 15-18 year old version of yourself?
Believe in yourself. Do not allow people to decide for you what level of success you will achieve in your life. Find your tribe – people who share your passions and who will champion your efforts. You will make mistakes but that is how you learn and grow.
“Forget your past; remember only what it taught you.”
Conduct therapy sessions with clients
Develop plan to help clients address ongoing concerns or equip them with strategies to combat potential issues
Support clients that may be in crisis
Employed by the Hospitals, Schools or often operate out of private practices.
- The work is can be stressful but rewarding.
Cooperative Education (Recommended)
Mathematics (MHF4U & MCV4U)
*Additional 4U/M Courses For University Candidates*
Have a questions about this career?
(647) 968 – 3304
4 Aquila Court
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5J2