Counseling Psychology, General

Counseling psychologists help clients address life problems such as stress, grief and depression. Generalists in this field work with many different types of clients rather than specializing. Read on to find out what students learn in counseling psychology degree programs, and see career options in the mental health counseling field.

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Counseling psychologists may work in university counseling centers, non-profit organizations, hospitals or private practices. Unlike clinical psychologists - who treat individuals with mental disorders - counseling psychologists usually offer guidance to mentally stable individuals. They often help patients address everyday problems associated with work or family life. Some counseling psychologists work as part of a team that includes counselors or other mental health professionals.

If you're thinking about enrolling in a counseling psychology degree program, Study.com has a wealth of information that can help you make decisions regarding your education and prospective career.

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