How to Become a Counselor?
It is important to note that counselors often may have multiple degrees. They may fall into more than one category (for example, a counselor with a Ph.D. in addictions who is also a marriage and family therapist).
The following steps outline the basic process of becoming a counselor;
- You have to pursue a master’s degree in counseling
- Complete the internship hours
- Get the state’s counseling licensure
- Set your career in counseling by landing a job
- Next, it’s best to advance your practice and skills through advanced learning
Landing on to the last part,
What Are the Different Types of Counselors?
Seven major types of counselors are summarized in the table below;
|Different types of counselors||Major roles|
|Mental health counselor|| |
|Adoption counselor|| |
|Speech therapist|| |
|Trauma counselor|| |
|Marriage counselor|| |
|Rehabilitation counselor|| |
|Guidance counselor|| |
If you’re not sure which type of counseling is right for you and your situation, take a look through the list of different types of counseling above and see what appeals to your condition most. You don’t have to limit yourself to one type of counseling.
Therapists can often help by mixing different approaches as they see fit. The key is finding the right counselor who’s best suited for your goals and needs, so don’t be shy about asking questions. Get in touch with Mangoclinic today for your counseling needs.