Counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.
Other Job Titles Mental Health Counselors May Have
Behavior Analyst, Behavior Support Specialist (BSS), Case Manager, Clinician, Correctional Counselor, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Therapist, Therapist
A fulfilling day for me is when an teen walks through the teens center and they learn that they do not have to become an product of their environment. It is not where you come from but the final destination.
Active listening; patience; respect for residents; working as a team/support system for each other; know when to step away/seek help to avoid burnout; knowing yourself, your world views, and your biases (and then adjust your settings).
They have to be looking for an occupation that can help adolescents even if he/she does not agree with their decision IE abortion and/or birth control option
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