$37,570
Avg. Salary
$15.50
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is $15.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is $37,570 per year.

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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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
228,596
Male:
111,492 (48.8%)
Female:
117,104 (51.2%)
Baton Rouge (/ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/ BAT-ən ROOZH; French for "Red Stick", French: Bâton-Rouge [bɑtɔ̃ ʁuʒ]) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. The seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the city is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. As the "Capital City", Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest city in the state after New Orleans, with an estimated population of 228,590 in 2015, according to the US Census Bureau. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, is also the second-largest in Louisiana, with a population of 830,480 people as of 2015. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants. Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, and growing technology center of the American South. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the tenth largest in the United States in terms of...
Baton Rouge:
$41,224
Louisiana:
$45,727
$805
Baton Rouge:
$172,600
Louisiana:
$155,600
5.3%

Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Less than 1 year
43%
1-4 years
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 33%