What does a typical day look like now for a mental health counselor?
For example of you get hired as a mental health counselor at a facility, you may be required to do certain things you would not be required to do if you had your own private practice.
In general overall, as a mental health counselor, you will assess your clients, diagnose the clients and meet with them in sessions. Your average day could be meet with client, document notes, work on treatment plans, contact insurance for payment, schedule future appointments.
Daily you are exhibiting the highest levels of confidentiality and creating a relationship with your client that helps them trust you so they can open up and you can be successful in reaching goals.
The job of a mental health counselor also requires the counselor to have their own healthy coping skills and form of self care. It is essential to take care of your mental well being so you can best support your clients.