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The average pay for a Mental Health Therapist with Counseling skills is $19.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Mental Health Therapist with Counseling skills is $42,500 per year.

MEDIAN $19.22
MEDIAN $42,500
$34,963 - $47,133
MEDIAN: $42,500

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Salary $34,963 - $47,133
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$35,234 - $46,807
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Mental Health Therapist

The descriptor "mental health therapist" includes a variety of professionals that conduct therapy as part of their daily responsibilities, such as clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school therapists, social workers, and general therapists. Therapy includes the use of psychological methods - such as cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis - to help patients overcome behavioral and psychological obstacles and problems. Techniques used by mental health therapist include cognitive-behavioral therapy, word association, and a wide variety of psychological tests, among many others. A mental health therapist can work in their own practice or for a particular company or organization. As part of a company, the therapist may focus on employees' problems and how they affect productivity and job performance.


Mental Health Therapist Tasks

  • Interact with clients, provide therapy, and suggest specific services.
  • Write progress notes and coordinate with other care providers.
  • Monitor for and intervene in crisis situations.
  • Document and report on interactions, concerns, treatment, and attendance.

Mental Health Therapist Job Listings

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Q: What is it like working as a Mental Health Therapist?

Mental Health Therapist in St. Louis:
"Exciting and diverse."
Pros: Helping others find hope and healing.
Cons: Stress, paperwork, driving required to meet clients.

Mental Health Therapist in Monticello:
"Diversify your skill set."
Do not be afraid to change jobs. Having at least one year at a job is sufficient. Working with a broad cliental can make you more marketable.

Mental Health Therapist in Hillsboro:
Don't expect to be comfortable with bills with this salary.

Mental Health Therapist in Shoreview:
"Very stressfull."
Pros: The people.
Cons: The supervisor.

Mental Health Therapist in Marietta:
"Entry Level Therapist."
Pros: Working with children and their families and being hands on with them. Teaching families how to communicate and work through problems effectively.
Cons: The amount of paperwork can be overwhelming.

Mental Health Therapist in Seattle:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Rewarding to help people who are under served and create a difference in clients life.
Cons: Hours of paperwork and travel time to meet the needs of the clients.

Mental Health Therapist in Oak Park:
"The business details of the job."
Learn to do good therapy.

Key Stats for Mental Health Therapist


70 %
30 %
1-4 years


70 %
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 58%