Do you enjoy counseling others, listening to them and hearing what they have to say about their life and the decisions, joys and struggles within it? Do you often wonder how you might help during these crossroads of choice or ultimate healing?
If you decide to take classes online via Walden University, there is a list of popular careers in counseling to get you started:
- Guidance and Career Counselors visit students who are struggling in life or are interested in finding out where their interests will be most appreciated in the realm of future careers. If you can connect with teens, and have a feel for their concerns, consider the guidance and career counselor field.
- Marriage and Family Counselors focus on all avenues of family relationships including: problems with children, death, depression, violence, infertility, infidelity, and physical and emotional abuse. If you are most concerned with family harmony and helping others to find it, this may be your arena of choice.
- Mental Health Counselors help others with their personal concerns so that the patients, in turn, can take better care of themselves, both physically and emotionally. If you have concerns for those who are clinically depressed, suicidal, and are sensitive to others’ feelings, becoming a mental health counselor may be right for you.
- Substance Abuse Counselors deal with alcohol and drug abuse issues that have interfered with an individual’s personal life and those the individual associates with. Often called, “Behavior Abuse Counselors,” substance abuse counselors takes on a heavy load. Patience and understanding is needed here more than in any other counseling arena.