When we see a need for change in the world, the best thing we can do is be that change. Our personal experiences help shape us. They help us realize our goals, our morals, and even our dreams. Using your passion or personal experiences to help you choose a career can be extremely rewarding internally.
Alicia Winkle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and therapist on the Talkspace online therapy platform. Winkle has always had a passion for helping others. After graduating high school, she set her sights on a career in the medical field and began pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner. It was during this time that she began to suffer from anxiety. Struggling to cope with her condition, she was forced to withdraw from school. Refusing to give up, Winkle decided to use her experience to help others. She returned to school, this time, pursuing a degree in psychology.
The study of human behavior gives us the chance to truly understand how our minds work. It gives professionals an opportunity to treat and assess patients, and help significantly improve the quality of their lives.
Talkspace is an online community of professional therapist trained in a variety of different areas. Using evidence-based practices, the therapist provides confidential assistance to anyone in need. All Talkspace therapists are licensed and background-checked to assure the best quality of service is provided. Coping with anxiety and depression is difficult, and you do not have to face it alone. Though the stigmas and misconceptions placed around these conditions can make seeking help difficult, it is the very best thing you can do for yourself. After all, we all deserve to smile.