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I Am Wondering If I Can Use An Alias As Opposed To My Name, Due To Being A Mental Health Therapist In My Community?

I Am Wondering If I Can Use An Alias As Opposed To My Name, Due To Being A Mental Health Therapist In My Community?

I work as a mental health therapist with a large and well known practice group in the area I live, and my profile name is also my professional name. I often will self-disclose with select patients about my own struggles with depression after a relationship has been developed, but I am concerned about the unfortunate negative stigma, even in the mental health community, about my name being linked to a… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

i just graduated from school as a social worker and i am always afraid that my mental health will be a deciding factor in getting a job and how i will be treated at work

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

There is no real reason to disclose that is there? Illegal of employers to ask about health

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Me too. I do not share with my patients. I agree there is stigma for us and i am sure i would lose my job if i disclosed.

posted about 4 years ago
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