Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose a Licensed Psychologist?
Licensed Psychologists have the most extensive education and formal training available in the mental health field. A psychologist goes through extensive training and experience, learning to integrate research and clinical practice, which helps them to choose up-to-date and effective therapy treatment to help meet the unique needs of each clients. Becoming a licensed psychologist requires four years of undergraduate work and a minimum of six years of graduate training. This involves thousands of hours of formal clinical training in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of varying mental health issues. In addition to formal, supervised clinical and research training, Psychologists are required to complete a year of clinical residency (postdoctoral year) of supervised practice and pass several examinations to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.