Counselling Session

Counselling Session

A mental health counselor is a professional who utilizes a variety of psychotherapy methods and techniques to help people experiencing psychological distress.

If you are curious about what a mental health counselor can do for you or thinking about entering this profession yourself, there are a few important things you should know. Learn more about what these professionals do, when you might want to consider seeing one, and what you need to do if you are interested in becoming a mental health counselor.








What Do Mental Health Counselors Do

Some of the tasks that a mental health counselor may tackle on a regular basis include:

  • Assessing and diagnosing clients experiencing symptoms of psychological distress
  • Providing psychotherapy to clientsli
  • Examining social issues that may influence a client's mental well-being, including peer pressure, bullying, substance use, prejudice, work stress, financial challenges, and health issues
  • Talking to clients about their experiences, emotions, and thoughts
  • Working with clients to set goals, develop a treatment plan, and gain insight through treatment
  • Conducting group sessions with families
  • Referring clients to other health professionals as well as to other resources in the community such as other social services, job services, and support groups
  • Working with clients to identify situations, behaviors, and thoughts that interfere with their wellness and recovery

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