What are the best mental health counselor qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a mental health counselor? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective mental health counselor?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

Chad in Boise, Idaho

83 months ago

You want to get a Masters degree from nothing less than a 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hour CACREP accredited program titled either Mental Health Counseling or Marital, Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy. Avoid school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, art therapy, all psychology masters. If you can't get licensed with the degree you are wasting your time and money.

Michael J. in Washington, District of Columbia

79 months ago

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a mental health counselor? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective mental health counselor?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

I have a Masters degree in Human Services. While filing for my MD license I discovered I only have 54 credit hours; short of six credits. I located a university that while suffice the needed credits, but I don't have the money. Is there any avenues I can take. I start paying back my school loan in Novemeber!

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