Mental Health Counselors are highly-skilled professionals trained in counseling and psychotherapy to treat individuals with mental and emotional disorders and other behavioral challenges. Mental health counselors help to address mental health, human relationship, education and career concerns within preventive and treatment contexts. Mental health counselors demonstrate a concern for the short-term and long-term well-being of individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations.
Mental Health Counselors employ evidence-based methods of counseling and psychotherapy to treat individuals, families, and groups that may include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, traumatic loss, academic and career decision-making, stress and crisis management, disruptive behaviors in youth, transitions in aging, and personality and adjustment disorders.
As part of the clinical treatment team in the Hofstra CMHP Clinic, mental health counselors follow a strength-based, time-limited approach to assist clients to further develop their natural capacities, skills and strategies to address problematic issues in their lives.