Question by  diegogoni (20)

What is needed to get a counseling license?

I think I would make an excellent counselor and would like to get a license.


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

In order to become a counselor, you will need to have a certain amount of hours in counseling others, through an internship and or school. These hours are vary by state as well as certification. So it is best to go under you local Board of professional counseling to find more information.


Answer by  AdviceGiver (8)

You need to research your state's requirements for which type of counseling you would like to practice. Typically, a four-year degree or higher is required before becoming licensed.


Answer by  catewheeler (289)

Requirements vary between states. For a Mental Health Counselor License, you need a Master's in a related field, 300 hours of supervised work, and take the National Counselor Exam.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

Generally you need to have a graduate degree, either a master's in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or a PHd in clinical psychology. Getting the master's degree will generally take you about two years - a PHd can take up to eight to ten years. Once you have the degree, you can get licensed.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You will need a license as a clinical social work, a clinical psychologist or as a PhD in another counseling field.


Answer by  brec00 (64)

Counseling licensure requirements vary by state. Almost every state requires a master's degree in counseling, and many also require written exams and a large amount of hours of counseling supervision.


Answer by  Zoso (869)

Mental health counseling requirements differ by state, but they generally require a combination of education, experience, and examination requirements, plus fairly hefty license fees (in the hundreds).


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, to start off you need to get your bachelor in education for this field. You'd have to go into sociology or social sciences like psychology. Then you need to go through professional experience and write the exam. You might also have to get some further experience to actually practice.


Answer by  CSandeep (48)

First thing, the concerned person should be an degree holder and well trained professional, Second, he have to approach the license issuing boards.


Answer by  Balaji (325)

It is needed to have to have a clear idea about the job you take in. Then know the essential things needed to a counseller. Have very politeness in the job and give adequate knowledge about subject. Then make it to have good thinking and have patience in the job and be a good couseller

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