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Category: Counseling

What can I do with a degree in School Counseling?

IMAGE SOURCE School counselors are certified/ licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. School counselors are employed in elementary, […]

What degree do I need to be a Music Therapist?

IMAGE SOURCE Prior to addressing the captioned question, we must pose the question: do you play a musical instrument? If not, then you may be limited in attending a college/university approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).  Also, you may have to demonstrate your ability to play the instrument at the school’s audition before […]

Why should I consider a degree in Geropsychology?

IMAGE SOURCE Geropsychology is the field within psychology that applies the knowledge and methods of psychology to understanding and helping older persons and their families maintain well-being, overcome problems, and achieve maximum potential. This specialty focuses on addressing the emotional, mental and psychological needs of aging adults who may be plagued with a variety of […]

What is the difference between a Counselor and a Therapist?

IMAGE SOURCE IMAGE SOURCE The English word therapy comes via Latin therapīa from Greek: θεραπεία and literally means “curing” or “healing”. The term “counselor” is often used interchangeably with “therapist” and even “psychiatrist. Counseling refers to a professionally trained individual helping others focus on correcting specific issues that affect their lives. More specifically, the American […]

Best Online Master’s Degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling

IMAGE SOURCE The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) defines the profession as: “a systematic process which assists persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application of the counseling process”. The attributes necessary to emulate this […]

What degree do I need to be a Holistic Counselor?

IMAGE SOURCE Curiosity may have brought you, the reader, to this article to become more familiar with the term holistic counseling. After all, there is holistic healing, health, thinking, medicine, ecology, and even holistic life. So why can’t the word holistic refer to counseling-and it does. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as: relating to […]

What can I do with a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling?

IMAGE SOURCE There is an assortment of places to work in rehabilitation counseling, some of which are: outpatient mental health centers, residential mental health facilities, veteran’s hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, government agencies, and private practice. Rehabilitation counselors help people with disabilities to achieve their personal, social, psychological and vocational goals. They counsel people with physical, sensory, […]

What are my degree options to work in Counseling?

IMAGE SOURCE One option is a degree in Human Services. For those unfamiliar with the term, HumanServicesEdu.org defines it as: “The interdisciplinary practice of servicing your fellow human beings, whether individuals or groups such as families or communities in order to alleviate stress and change to help them function at their highest capacity”. A more abbreviated […]

Do I need a degree to be an Addiction Counselor?

IMAGE SOURCE The certification/licensure process varies by state.  Some states license or certify substance abuse counselors directly. Some direct them to a third party certification agency. There are similarities in the process regardless of whether the state issues the credential directly or entrusts an outside agency. Full certification requires experience. In some cases, you will […]

Where can I work with a degree in Addiction Counseling?

IMAGE SOURCE There is a host of workplaces due to the fact that substance and alcohol abuse in America is so pervasive. According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health in 2015, data for ages 12-17 reported that 25.30% were lifetime users in the illicit drugs category. In the same year, it was […]

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