Does Your Job Title Matter? This became the talk in my circle after I sent out the article “Does Your Job Title Matter? ” I like to think of myself as a humble person, but full confession, I worked my ass off to get here. I will not be discounted when it comes to a position, benefits, and pay. Hell, as a woman, and one of color; I already know I am not making much as my male counterparts. Yes, I believe my title matters. In a professional setting among my peers, I prefer to be called a therapist rather than a counselor. Yes, these titles are often interchangeable, and reference the same type of mental health professional. Albeit, a therapist is defined as someone who is a licensed (going through extensive training, passed state board exams) and has obtained a master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field. I also find that behind my name I included my slew of acronyms. The reason is that in the world we live in status matters, and the higher your title is the more change you can often make.