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Old 07-29-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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I'm a soon-to-be psychologist and trying to figure out where a good place to set up practice would be.

I'm curious as to which city / town people think is the best place for someone to be a psychologist / practice psychotherapy?

I know that some areas might be saturated with psychologists... and some areas might not have a lot.

Additionally, some areas might some areas might be very friendly to psychotherapy...whereas some areas might not.

Does anyone have any sense of any areas where there is a relative shortage of psychologists and/or strong demand for psychotherapy?

Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:49 PM
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Larger cosmopolitian metro areas IMO. Probably West coast more open to self-exploration type therapies, but Lord knows they need you on the East Coast, too. Hehe. I guess it depends on the type of therapy you will practice, too, and the type of cliental you want to work with.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Yes.... probably larger cosmopolitan areas... that makes a lot of sense.

I guess I'm interested in working in a self-exploration type manner, more -- probably with people who are willing to really "go there" and enter into the work. That's more rewarding to me.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Probably San Francisco or Seattle due to the number of people who are open to therapy, can afford it, and need it
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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Haha... Right.... I guess another way of asking the question is: "Which city has the craziest people with disposable income?" :-)
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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West Coast I'd assume. Easterners probably aren't into that stuff because they tend to keep to themselves more.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:59 AM
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And, reimbursement factors. Aren't psychologists covered x amount of times on people's insurance if they're in a network? Or, is it mostly private pay? Then, you have to go where people earn enough.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Haha... Right.... I guess another way of asking the question is: "Which city has the craziest people with disposable income?" :-)
That's actually a better way to word it, sadly lol.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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Haha... Right.... I guess another way of asking the question is: "Which city has the craziest people with disposable income?" :-)

That would clearly by Washington DC.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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NYC hands down. Many New Yorkers are proud of the fact they utilize psychotherapists and aren't afraid of spending the money. I think there is demand even though so many already practice there, and remember there are five boroughs and umpteen suburbs (NY, NJ and even CT) to take into consideration.
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