Mental Health Counselors

Mental Health Counselors

Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

Key Competencies * Self Control * Integrity * Concern for Others * Stress Tolerance * Dependability * Cooperation * Initiative * Persistence * Independence * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment. * Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships. * Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.


Health Care & Social Assistance, Government,

Job Family Community and Social Service

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