What does a mental health counselor do?

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  1. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    What does a mental health counselor do?

  2. WYVRENKNIGHT profile image56
    WYVRENKNIGHTposted 8 years ago

    A mental health counselor is a trained professional that counsels families, individuals, groups and couples to promote optimal mental health and well-being. Some of the many issues that they help people deal with are marital problems, stress management, substance abuse, addictions, parenting problems, family problems, suicidal ideation, and problems with self-esteem. They help people address aging problems or emotional and mental health issues. Often working with a group, they counsel individuals and their families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions. The counselor helps their clients prevent and rectify conflicts or problems.

    A mental health counselor gets his or her information through observations, interviews and tests so they can decide the best course of action to help their client. Some of the other professionals they work closely with when necessary are psychologists, family and marriage workers, psychiatric nurses, school counselors, psychiatrists, and social workers. Many counselors choose to specialize in specific areas or with certain age groups like substance abuse or teenagers.

  3. dawnM profile image65
    dawnMposted 8 years ago

    Many times people will get confused with all of the different terms of people in the mental health industery.  Most mental health professionals are licensed MFT, social worker or have a DR. in Psychology.  None of those professions can give medication, it is just therapy.

  4. justom profile image69
    justomposted 8 years ago

    A mental health counselor is someone with a degree that's often more screwed up than you. Find a friend to talk to and save your money and sanity. Laughing is GREAT for your mental well being.

 
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