Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Counselors (MHC) help individuals or groups with mental and emotional health. MHCs commonly work with patients on issues like depression, addiction, PTSD, family or marital problems, anxiety, grief, suicide, self-esteem, educational decisions, and aging.

Most United States-based MHCs work in outpatient or residential care facilities, government, or in individual or family services, and often work with other mental health professionals like social workers, psychologists, or psychiatrists.

Licensing varies for MHCs across the United States, but include Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and other variations of these titles. At minimum, an MHC holds a master's degree.