Mental Health Counselor (MHC)/Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Counselors in mental health or behavioral medicine advise individuals about how to deal with and overcome emotional, mental and social problems.

Specializations

Substance Abuse/AODA (Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse) Counselor - Substance abuse counselors work with individuals and families dealing with substance abuse problems.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Mental health counselors work in hospitals, behavior medicine facilities, prisons, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and other institutions. They work closely with other specialists including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. They provide individual and group therapy sessions and monitor the patient's activities and progress during treatment. They also may refer patients to other resources and support services. Counselors may work evenings to accommodate clients' schedules.

 

Getting Started

Career Outlook