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See also: Mental health professional
See also: List of counseling topics

A counselor (or counsellor) in mental health, psychotherapy or counseling is a licensed and professionally trained person who provides services:

  • Rehabilitation Counselor, a person assisting injured workers and persons with disabilities to obtain, maintain or regain employment
  • Marriage and Family counseling, a method of study, understanding and treating disorders of the interactional whole of a family and its individual members as a family unit.
  • School Counselor, a person who provides systematic school guidance
  • Mental Health Counselor, a professional who provides psychotherapy counseling to individuals or groups, but is also trained in vocational therapy and family therapy.

Additional recommended knowledge

In Law, Politics and government a counselor may be a:

  • Lawyer as in legal counsel
  • Minister-counselor, a high-ranking diplomat usually just below the status of an ambassador or of a diplomatic minister.
  • Consul, the highest elected office of the Roman Empire or
  • Consul (representative), an official representatives of a state, outside its (metropolitan) territory that takes care of its interests outside the official Embassy in a Consulate.

Other uses:

  • Consultant, a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise.
  • Counselor, a children's supervisor, usually at camp
  • Councillor, a member of a council
  • Privy Counsellor, a member of a Privy Council
  • Institution of the Counsellors, an appointed position in the Bahá'í Faith
  • Disciplinary council, an ecclesiastical trial.
  • Sidewalk counseling a form of pro-life activism.
  • Counselor (Role Variant), is a name for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality type INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging)
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