Explore Different Counseling Careers

Career Counseling

Career counseling helps individuals understand themselves and the world of work to make solid occupational, education, and life decisions. Skills that are learned through career counseling can become long lasting tools to help clients make future career and life decisions independently.

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Children and Adolescent Counseling

Children and adolescents progress through many life changes and challenges in their family, peer groups, schools, and other environments. From birth to their teenage years, children and adolescents can sometimes experience roadblocks in their development which can pose a physical, emotional, or mental concern for family members, teachers, and themselves.

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College Counseling

College counseling involves different responsibilities that are pertinent to the college counseling center's mission. Whether college counselors are providing individualized attention to a student, running a small group session, or assessing risk for the student population, the college counseling center assists students through addressing their presenting concerns and promoting greater wellness.

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Grief Counseling

Grief counselors work with clients coping with profound loss — whether this is the death of a loved one, a debilitating injury, terminal illness, divorce, or other significant personal bereavements.

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Mental Health Counselor

Mental health counseling professionals offer psychotherapy support to clients dealing with a variety of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, or low self-esteem, among other concerns.

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Military Counseling

Active duty military personnel, veterans and their families seek counseling help for a wide variety of mental, emotional and social needs. In a 2014 study, the National Alliance on Mental Illness summarizes that 1 in 4 active duty military members were exhibiting signs of a mental health condition to include posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and/or a traumatic brain injury.

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Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral counseling combines counseling with theological training to offer patients a unique and integrated approach to therapeutic treatment. A pastoral counselor is a licensed mental health professional who has also had religious training and/or theological education.

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Rehabilitation Counseling

For individuals with physical, mental, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities, rehabilitation counseling professionals assist them in leading fulfilling and successful lives through individual services to address barriers that exist in their environment.

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School Counselor

Professional school counselors provide direct and indirect services to students to support their academic, personal, and social development. Directly, they offer assistance with curriculum and activity planning, responsive counseling, and college planning for high school students. School counselors support students indirectly through referrals, consultations with parents, teachers and coaches.

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Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance abuse is categorized as the change that take effect to one’s brain while under the influence of an addictive drug substance. Substance abuse and addiction counseling professionals evaluate a client’s mental and physical state in order to best assess their readiness for treatment before working with them to develop skills and behaviors that are necessary to recover from their addiction or to modify their behavior.

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