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People with mental illnesses probably make better therapists, amirite?

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Most therapist got some mental health stuff of their own going on. It's why they got into the field. It's weirdly nice to heal other people in ways you wish you could be. Most therapist also go to therapy themselves.

I provide ABA therapy for children on the spectrum. I myself am nerodivergent and had behavior issues growing up. I've found that my career path allows me to advocate and help children with similar backgrounds to my own in ways I never got.

It's nice. But I have to be aware of how my mental health can affect my clients. So I see a therapist as well and talk to them about my job. I also take breaks when I need them. Work life balance is very important in this field.

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@1440807101 Most therapist got some mental health stuff of their own going on. It's why they got into the field. It's weirdly...

Thank you! I was just saying this because I'm going into a similar field and I've often been discouraged due to my neurodivergency. It's great to hear that I can still go into this field because I've been wanting too since I was a kid but was told I couldn't because of my mental health issues :))

Well, every therapist I've ever met could use a therapist, so you're probably right.

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