I received an accredited psychology degree about eight years ago, and I have to say that it has done a lot for me, and not just in my career field.
My first few years of college, I was not sure exactly what I wanted to be. I really did not have anything that grabbed my interest from the get-go, and I ultimately waited until my junior year, when I absolutely had to declare a major, and chose religion.
A few years passed, and I started thinking more and more about the type of life I would like to lead. Many of my friends told me that I was a good listener and would make a good counselor. I remember always enjoying psychology in college, and one of my favorite professors actually had an accredited psychology degree himself, so I decided to go for one as well.
Besides being integral to the counseling that I do now, my accredited psychology degree has helped me to better understand people in general. In other words, if someone is acting in a peculiar manner or is exhibiting a certain type of behavior, I recognize it for what it is, which is typically some kind of disorder.
Another way that my accredited psychology degree has helped me is with the coping skills I have learned throughout my coursework in terms of dealing with life’s more stressful situations. Thanks to a number of great textbooks and lectures, I have been able to curtail negative or destructive behavior and remain a well-adjusted person.
From a more personal standpoint, I have made a number of very close friends because of my accredited psychology degree. Whether it was was through my actual course of study for the degree, or those that I have met since starting to counsel that are colleagues, it has provided a great opportunity for me to meet a number of interesting people.
Finally, I am the sort of person that really likes to help other people. I can imagine nothing better than helping people who may be depressed or have other issues, listening to them and helping them get through whatever is bothering them. My accredited psychology degree has allowed me to do just that, and it is quite fulfilling.
I have always felt that going for my accredited psychology degree was one of the best decisions that I ever made. Besides being able to counsel others and understand the human psyche much better than I ever had before, it has also filled a part of life that seemed to be missing for quite some time. I am happier and feel more complete than I ever have before, and I truly believe that is due in large part to getting my degree.