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.
- 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.
- 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.