Looking for a little feedback here.
I'm a 2nd year social-work graduate student at one of the finest social work institutions in the country. While I am about a half-semester from obtaining my MSW and an additional 2000 practice hours away from obtaining my LCSW license, there is a wealth of peer-reviewed literature that suggests counselors with only paraprofessional experience (e.g. an undergraduate or graduate student, for example) are as capable, and in some cases more effective, than far more experienced counselors. This is typically explained by the "burnout" counselors generally experience with age; younger counselors tend to be more empathetic and motivated in their work with individual clients.
Now, obviously, it would be illegal and unethical for a social work student to solicit counseling services. Now, enter Bitcoin. With the controversy over whether Bitcoin is a currency or not looming in the air, would it be illegal to offer counseling services to people in Bitcoins? Would you consider this unethical?
Now, consider this scenario. Let's say you are a person that meets the criteria for a DSM-IV diagnosis. Would you consider receiving counseling services from me, a 2nd year graduate student? And, would you be willing to pay in BTC?
Last year, I had 450 hours of counseling experience working within a disadvantaged school district providing counseling services to middle and high school students, the vast majority of whom were minority clients. I have also had (to date) about 300 hours of counseling experience this year working in an adult psychiatric unit in a hospital. My duties include intake assessments, discharges, providing individual and group counseling, and connecting clients with outside social service agencies. Prior to both of these experiences I worked as an intern in my county's adolescent probation department conducting interviews with juvenile delinquents and their families.
Thoughtfulness in your response is appreciated