Jocelyne Lakis

About the job:

What you do

As a Psychotherapist, you diagnose and treat different disorders related to human thoughts, emotions and behavior. You find ways in which patients with such problems can be helped. You listen to the patients, ask them related questions and try to understand or treat their disorders.

The tough stuff

As a Psychotherapist, you will have to:

  • Remain professional and emotionally detached from your patients
  • Listen to your patients attentively; especially what they are saying indirectly


The cool stuff

As a Psychotherapist, you will get to:

  • Help patients overcome big psychological barriers
  • Understand complex psychological issues and apply solutions in your own life
Typical work hours
  • 35-40 hours per week
  • Limited travel

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Humanities
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters / Advanced degree to specialize
  • Plus additional training and personal therapy in order to practice
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Everyone thought Jocelyne would be an architect or designer because she liked to draw when she was younger. But her passion for understanding people and their problems led her down the path of psychology and she became a psychotherapist. In this video, Jocelyne explains the different paths that psychology majors can take. She then describes what she does as a psychotherapist. It's a cool job that helps you improve as a person as well.


Jocelyne studied psychology at USEK in Lebanon and is now working on her PhD because she loves this field. Outside her clinic, Jocelyne is a normal person with a range of hobbies such as reading, dancing, sports, drawing, and traveling.