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What Is a Mobile Therapist and How to Become One


What Is a Mobile Therapist?

A mobile therapist provides psychological support and counseling in a client’s home, school, or another community setting outside of a medical clinic. As a mobile therapist, you may counsel a child, family, or particular demographic group. Your job duties include assessing a client’s needs, creating an individualized treatment plan, and using therapeutic techniques to help improve problematic thoughts or behavior. You may also work with a wide range of professionals, such as school personnel, medical staff, or psychologists, to provide coordinated care for your clients.

How to Become a Mobile Therapist

To pursue a career as a mobile therapist, you typically need at least a master’s degree in a field like social work, counseling, or psychology. You may also need a state counseling license or certification and professional experience working within your specialty or demographic group, such as children or adolescents. Additional qualifications include a valid driver’s license, as well as excellent interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills.