Mental Health Counselor

Also called: Clinician, Counselor, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Therapist

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand 

What you might do
Mental Health Counselors work with people to take care of their mental health.  They meet with individuals and groups to help them find ways to deal with feelings and problems.

Where you might work
Mental health center, doctor’s office, private practice, hospital, residential treatment center.

Related Links
My Next Move: Mental Health Counselors
O*Net Online: Mental Health Counselors
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association (VTMHCA)
American Counseling Association

Education Required
Licensed Mental Health Counselors hold a master’s degree (2 years after a 4-year bachelor’s degree); but there are many different jobs in mental health care, some of which only require a bachelor’s degree or non-degree training.


Where to Study

Community College of Vermont

University of Vermont

Vermont State University - Johnson

Vermont State University - Williston

Keene State College

Manchester Community College

Plymouth State University

Southern New Hampshire University

    For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

    Northern Vermont AHEC

    Southern Vermont AHEC