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Pour up a glass of wine and snuggle in to your favorite spot for a weekly girl talk about Black women, our healing, and manifestation. Unicorns Talk Podcast is for life-livers, life-lovers, and life-enhancers. Join host, Latrice Sampson Richards, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, as we inspire each other with our stories, get real about our struggles, and learn the skills we need to move our lives forward.

Feb 13, 2019

Did you know that counselors complete at least three thousand hours of direct and indirect experience before they’re fully licensed? It’s a complicated journey, but I’ve always been fascinated by why and how people do the things they do, so it’s totally worth it.


Pretty much everywhere I go someone wants to talk about my work. Once they find out I’m a counselor they end up telling me all about their lives and their personal struggles. Some may find this difficult to deal with, but it’s part of the job; and I LOVE IT!!


I also get approached by those who are interested in beginning a career in the helping professions themselves.  The same questions come up over and over, so today, I’m going to answer all of those questions once and for all.


If you are looking at a career in the counseling industry, thinking about seeing a therapist and need to know what to look for, or just want to make sure I know what I’m talking about, this episode is for you!


We’ll discuss:

  • My personal journey into the counseling industry
  • General requirements for licensure including educational paths
  • The difference between Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists
  • The transition from counseling to coaching, and
  • The reality of making money in the helping professions


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About Latrice:

Latrice Sampson Richards is a mental and emotional wellness creative, licensed professional counselor, and certified life-enhancement coach.  

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Twitter: @lsamrichards


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