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Can your therapist write a letter of recommendation?
The primary job of a therapist is to provide services, not to write a recommendation. A therapist cannot provide an objective perspective on your professional competencies. Given that your therapist is not your professor, he or she cannot offer an opinion on your academic abilities.
Can my therapist be a job reference?
Nope. As far anyone else but the two of us (and legal parents of a minor) and my office staff who checks you in, I don’t know you. Period. It would be unethical to provide a reference for a patient.
Is it ethical for a therapist to hire a former client?
The standard discourages counselors from engaging in nonromantic relationships with former clients if the relationship could be potentially harmful to the individual.
Can a therapist write a letter of recommendation for college applications?
A therapist cannot speak to your academics. A recommendation letter from a therapist will make an admissions committee question an applicant’s judgment.
How do you write a reference letter for a PhD application?
An effective referee can talk about your skills and how your competencies suit your field of study. A letter from your employer and colleague may be appropriate if they detail your capacities for academic work and success in the field (and include concrete examples as support).
How do I choose the best counselor recommendation letters?
The best counselor recommendation letters illuminate a student’s intellectual and personal qualities. They speak to the student’s strengths and goals for the future, as well as show how she’s grown over her years in high school.
What does a therapist’s letter look like?
A therapist’s letter may look like an attempt to fatten a thin application. A letter from your therapist might be interpreted by the admissions committee that you don’t have sufficient academic and professional experiences and that the therapist is filling a gap in your credentials.