A Mental Health Counselor assesses and treats mental and emotional health disorders, relationship issues, and life challenges. Through various methods of psychotherapy, counselors work with patients to develop meaningful behavioral changes. They also offer coping strategies for navigating life’s struggles.
Mental Health Counselors work with their clients to establish goals and develop approaches to address emotional issues, shore up skills in coping and communication, improve self-esteem, promote changes in behavior, and strive for improved mental well-being.
Licensing requirements vary from state to state, but in general, mental health counselors hold an accredited master’s degree in counseling and have 2 to 3 years of supervised counseling practice.