$47,500
Avg. Salary
$30.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor with Counseling skills in Houston, Texas is $30.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor with Counseling skills in Houston, Texas is $47,500 per year.

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$24,730 - $100,836
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Mental Health Counselor

Mental health counselors are healthcare workers who treat, and may even diagnose, mental health problems and illnesses. These counselors are typically state-certified, and requirements for the position often include master's-level education in counseling or human psychology; however, they are not always psychiatrists or psychologists aside from counseling. In any case, they employed primarily in hospitals and dedicated mental health or addiction clinics which value their versatility highly.

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Mental Health Counselor Tasks

  • Maintain accurate required documentation of patient care.
  • Counsel clients to promote optimal mental health, individually and in group sessions.
  • Design and implement treatment plans.
  • Assesses patient mental status and problems through interviews and observations.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 30%