Yes, but do not let that alarm you. Some people have a preconceived idea of what a social worker does from a past encounter or from TV/movies. Social work is a diverse profession that includes careers in schools, clinics, hospitals, social services, legislatures, and much more. I have a specific license, an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), that allows me to be able to do therapy with you in a private practice setting.
To become an LCSW, I had to complete two years of graduate school, two internships, 3,000 practice hours, and 100 clinical supervision hours. I’ve also had to take and pass two different exams. My clinical license is very similar to Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs). You can look up my clinical license (#64355) here: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/verify-a-license/index.html.