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What does it take to become a LMFT?

Asked by meeka (16points) December 17th, 2007

I’m wondering how difficult or easy it is?

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It is very difficult. It takes a LOT of time, dedication and hard work. Its a 2 year master’s, in most cases, including practicum and a large number of client contact hours in addition to classwork, and then you have to work on getting your license after you graduate. That takes another large number of client contact hours, supervision, passing the licensing exam, and a great deal of work and study. There’s nothing easy about it, but it can be very rewarding. Then again, it can be very thankless. It all depends on what you want to do with your degree and the kind of person you are and how you approach problems. People who like to think systemically will do fine, people who are analytical would be better off in a less touchy-feely field.

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