Mental Health Counselors (Psychology)

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Occupation Description

Mental health counselors counsel with focus on prevention. They work with individuals and groups to endorse optimal mental and emotional well-being. They often also help individuals deal with matters connected with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital difficulties; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

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Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Masters in Psychology

Required Work Experience


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