What is Counseling?
Counselors are highly trained and experienced professionals that analyze issues on a personal and group basis and provide strategies for overcoming them. Counselors learn to listen to, interact with, and observe patients to determine the type and extent of problem areas. Counselors can help patients cope with difficulties and develop solutions that contribute to happy, productive lives.
Counselors help people manage issues that interfere with their lives. As examples, counselors help with stress, chronic causes of sadness, and depression. Counselors work in a variety of specializations and settings including schools, hospitals, clinics, and in private practices.
Some counselors specialize in school students in social, academic, and vocational aspects. Counselors can help people with mental health issues. Marriage counseling and therapy is a widely used counseling service and rehabilitation counselors work with persons recovering from disabling injuries or health conditions. Drug abuse counseling and clinical mental health counseling help people overcome addictions, such as those dealing with the opioid epidemic. Students with bachelor’s degrees in counseling or degrees from graduate counseling programs are in demand in Maine.