what are the different ways of becoming a psychotherapist and marriage counselor??
i want a fulfilling job that pays a lot...but money isnt everything but this is what i want to do really badly. what are the different ways of becoming a psychotherapist and marriage counselor besides social work?
- Dr_AdventureLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
What are you defining as "pays a lot?" In general psychotherapists and MFT's make a decent living, but in relative terms they don't get paid a lot.
The best way to become a MFT is to go to school and get a degree in MFT. There is a professional association http://www.aamft.org/
Other pathways include MA in counseling, counseling psych, educational psych, and of course PhD in any of these fields.
- micheleLv 71 decade ago
A master's degree (or a Ph.D.) in psychology (clinical or counseling) would get you there, as well.Source(s): occupational hazard