Careers in Counseling

Counseling is a broad term that encompasses a wide variety of careers. Some counseling careers focus on serving a particular segment of the population, while others are centered on providing therapy through a specific medium. Each career has its own pathway, which can vary based on the state in which one intends to practice.

The differences between certain counseling careers can be subtle, but significant. Many counseling careers are governed by state licensure requirements around education and experience, while other careers are centered around certification that’s either mandatory or optional.

Whether you are just beginning your counseling career or brushing up on the requirements for state licensure, our career guides cover all the bases, including information for licensed professional counselors (LPCs), school and guidance counselors, marriage and family therapists (MFTs), and many more.