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Mental Health Counselors

Skills & Knowledge


Most Important Skills for Mental Health Counselors


Most Important Knowledge Areas for Mental Health Counselors


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Describe Your Skills

People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Helping and caring for people.
  • Creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • Documenting or recording information.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.
  • Working directly with the public.
  • Collecting information from different sources.
  • Resolving conflicts or negotiating with people.
  • Thinking creatively.


Careers that Use Similar Skills

The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Mental Health Counselors.


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