Dallas Psychologist Says ‘A Master’s Degree May Become Requirement’

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Lori Vann is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. She counsels teenagers and adults dealing with self-injury; and is also a supervisor for interns looking to become licensed counselors.

(Photo Courtesy of Lori Vann) (Photo Courtesy of Lori Vann)

Why did you pursue a master’s degree? 

“I have known since I was 12 that I wanted to be a counselor; my friends would always come to me asking for advice or needing to vent. In order to achieve that goal, I knew graduate school was a requirement.”

What would you tell someone who is considering returning to school to earn a master’s degree?

“In today’s competitive workforce, a master’s degree may become a requirement to edge out the competition. There are certain fields, such as counseling, where you will not be able to become licensed without a master’s or Ph.D. I would recommend that someone really weigh out the pros and cons (less family time…

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