Do Good or Make Money: The Therapist’s Dilemma

For those of us in the helping professions – therapists, social workers, psychologists – there is a split that divides us. It goes something like this:

There are those of us who are in the field to “help people” and those of us who are just here to “make money.”

Or at least that’s the attitude that subtly (or not so subtly) makes its way into the conversation when talking about money and therapy.

I’m at a therapist-civilian party. I am talking to a therapist colleague of mine and I point out a friend who works in tech.

The response: “Oh, she works in the corporate world,” an unmistakable sneer curling the upper right hand corner of the fellow therapist’s lip as he spits out the detestable word. Corporate.

Then there are the frowns of disapproval and… Read the Full Article on Psyched Magazine.

photo credit: Eylem Culculoglu

 

 

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  1. HeyTiffany 22 October, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    […] We therapists often get hung up on struggles around finances because we are caught between doing good OR making money. […]

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