Mental Health Professional

What you do:

  • Support patients with their mental health needs, including children, families, and those with behavioral disorders
  • Evaluate clients physical or mental condition, develop, and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge
  • Act as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations

What does it take to become a mental health professional:

High school diploma or equivalent

College degree

What level? A Bachelor’s degree plus Master’s, or Doctoral degree in mental health counseling/related field.

Training/Supervised hours

How many hours? 3,000 hours of supervised experience for full licensure, or 2,700 hours of supervised experience for those with 3+ years of experience as a Substance Use Disorder Professional.

Additional resources and information:

There are many different paths to choose from to support individuals with their mental health needs—start exploring your options.

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