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amongstclouds wrote

Psychology/Philosophy with the intention of being a therapist.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

That's something. I tend to write of psychology as a whole as mostly capitalist garbage but if it was done together with anticapitalist critiques of it and towards liberation rather than normalcy/cooptation it could be quite cool.

Do you know any good therapists?

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amongstclouds wrote

Most of it is capitalist garbage and just an attempt to dominate people through less overtly-violent means. I want to play some part in at least opening people up to the idea of radical mental health, for instance. I also really just want to help people, because all of our problems are not solely societal. It's a very complex web on conflicting causes and effects.

One of my dear friends finished her master's a couple years back and she does art therapy for children with autism and it's truly beautiful work.

I am also from a military city and have always been around lots of trauma and as much as I may dislike many of those people I know they are victims of the military-industrial complex in many different ways. But their traumas lead to more trauma (which is why you find an increase in sexual assault and violence around militiary bases all over the world) and I just feel compelled to help.

Empathy is a curse sometimes.

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noordinaryspider wrote

How about "life coach"? You could go ahead and hang out your shingle and be a lot less threatening to certain clientele.

A therapist is a medical professional and a red flag for employers, landlords, potential mates and dates, etc.

A "life coach" is kind of a silly thing to spend money on, but we all outgrow that kind of behaviour. Next question, Mr. job interviewer/judge/landlord/etc.?

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amongstclouds wrote

I actually dropped out of college 5 years ago for this exact reason. Sadly, without a piece of paper that says I did something for a long time and a long of money there are many recourses that I will be cut off from. All of the books in the world won't truly prepare one for such an endeavor.

The thought always comes rushing back and it's the only think I would personally willingly dig myself into debt for. #yolo

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noordinaryspider wrote

Meh.

You could waste more money on stupider products. I don't even remember/know/conceptualize what I sold being able to pay off my credit card every month for.

I think it was some strange combination of avoiding my phobia about thermal paste and not wanting some cop to think I was an unfit parent and steal my kid or something.

You've got the gift, anyway, even if you do have to use it within the limits of an xtreme-ly broken system.

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amongstclouds wrote

You're probably right. It's just tough knowing how to use my strengths in a way where I can help people and also not starve.