Guide to Mental Health Counseling Schools

A mental health counselor’s job is to help others learn to manage their outside stressors to become more self-sufficient.

They help patients deal with things such as suicidal thoughts, self-esteem issues, addictions and substance abuse and issues associated with marriage and job stressors, among others.

To work in this field, you must possess a bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, education, sociology or social work, which will take, on average, four years to earn. However, most employment opportunities for counselors require master and doctorate-level degrees, which can take another 2 to 4 years to earn beyond undergraduate school.

To find schools and colleges that offer this program, use the search bar at the top of the page.