Linda Ann’s Answer
Generally speaking, a master's level credential is required for counseling...With few exceptions, one cannot call oneself a "psychologist" in any state in the USA without a doctorate. Licensing/ credentially for counselors and psychologists are done at the state level, with requirements varying from one state to the next. Both counselors and psychologists generally are required to take a national, credentially examination.
There are positions in the USA for bachelor's level folks called "Therapeutic Support Specialists" which may involve some counseling of children. Even Guidance Counselors in educational settings need a masters degree in most states here in the USA.
I suggest the two following websites for more information (including information about starting salaries, which generally are NOT very high):
American Counseling Association: https://www.counseling.org/about-us/about-aca
American Psychological Association: www.apa.org
I wish you the best in your career journey!!