Mental health counselors work with patients every step of the way in the treatment of their mental health issues. At the beginning of treatment process, they interview and observe patients from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to diagnose them. They then design a specialized treatment plan that may involve individual or group therapy sessions. Additionally, they maintain accurate records of any treatment the patient undergoes. Many who choose this profession find a great deal of fulfillment in helping people cope with and overcome their problems.
Mental Health Counselor Tasks
Design and implement treatment plans.
Assesses patient mental status and problems through interviews and observations.
Maintain accurate required documentation of patient care.
Counsel clients to promote optimal mental health, individually and in group sessions.