General Counselor

The General Counselor helps people manage and overcome mental and emotional issues. He/She listens to patients and asks questions to help understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives. He/She diagnoses, treats, and helps patients create coping strategies. Will counsel, listen, support, and monitor the patient for progress.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assesses patients through detailed conversations, interviews, and observations to determine the appropriate testing or examination.
  • Diagnoses the patient’s mental and emotional disorders.
  • Creates effective treatment plans that include counseling, medication, or other services.
  • Works with your patient and develop goals.
  • Regularly discuss the treatment plan with your patient to identify faults or room for improvement.
  • Educates appropriate coping mechanisms to help patients through tough situations.
  • Records the patient’s progress and change their treatment plan when needed.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or counseling
  • Master’s degree in psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage, and family therapy, or a related mental health field, from an accredited university
  • Aptitude to empathize with clients and help them open up
  • Able to organize and manage large amounts of files, schedules, dates, and information
  • Hold a license from National Board for Certified Counselors

Skills needed for this role

The General Counselor must be proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). He/She must have good interpersonal, communication, and management skills.

Career Level

Licensed Professional

Job Specializations

Legal, Counseling