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What kind of training does a counselor have?

Counselors possess a master’s degree in counseling or an associated field (M.A., M.S.) and are licensed after several years of experience and completion of a national examination. Counselors offer services in many treatment settings. Tip: Look for one trained in individual, mental health, or clinical counseling, not career counseling (unless you are seeking direction regarding your career).

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