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.
Behavior Analyst, Behavior Support Specialist (BSS), Behavioral Health Counselor, Behavioral Health Therapist, Case Manager, Clinician, Correctional Counselor, Corrections Caseworker, Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Program Specialist, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Therapist, Residential Child Care Counselor, Therapist
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