Let me say that is you are looking to have a financially secure job and you are moving to a rural area then you probably want to consider those jobs that people can't do without. Medical field, Education (elementary to high school), Financial. Then you want to survey those job markets for where you are moving to.
Counseling is a great field, matter of fact I am a licensed professional counselor myself! However, making a living in the counseling field in a rural part of town is something to look into. There may be a serious need for therapists in your area which could be great. However, you also need to know the economics of the area you will be in. Are there organizations you could work for or would you have to start your own business? If you started your own would you need to be able to accept insurance? <-- something you can only do once fully licensed for a certain amount of time, depending on which insurance company you are talking about.