Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Mental health counselors—often social workers or marriage and family therapists—provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families, teens, and children.

Mental health counselors must earn a master's degree in counseling or a closely related mental health field and complete a certain amount of clinical work after earning their degree.

Most mental health counselors are licensed by the states in which they practice and have passed a state-developed or national licensure or certification examination.

Current as of: April 6, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine