As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and a business owner, I have the privilege of working with clinicians that include associates and practicum students. I remember the daunting task toward that dream of attaining 3000 hours. It is so easy to let anxiety creep in, “Will I get my hours, when will I get my hours, how will I survive financially, will I pass the tests?” can take you to a place of fear. At times it could cause you to forget why you are on this path, the path to make a difference in the lives of the populations with whom you work. For those of you reading this and resonating with what I am saying, try to trust in the process, one hour at a time. You will get there. That isn’t the end of the journey, but the beginning of another one. This is a season in your life that you may even miss some day. Remember life happens during the journey, not when the goal is attained.
Carol Rose Adkisson, President