A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Counselor

As a mental health counselor, I'm passionate about helping people work through their issues and find the best solutions for their lives. Every day is different, but there are some common elements that make up my typical day. I start my day with exercise and personal care, followed by therapy sessions, evaluations, and reports. I also take time to stay up to date on current research and trends in the field.

Exercise (745 a.m. to 845 a.m.): This is an important part of my daily routine. It helps me stay energized and focused throughout the day. I usually walk, jog, or both while listening to my favorite podcast or an audiobook related to mental health and therapy topics.

This helps me stay alert and improve as a therapist. Reviewing Emails and Voicemails (845 a.m. to 945 a.m.): After my morning exercise, I check my emails and voicemails for any requests or questions from clients. I also follow up with anyone who has asked about how to start therapy. Therapy Sessions (945 a.m. to 545 p.m.): This is the main part of my day as a mental health counselor.

I meet with clients for individual or group therapy sessions to help them work through their issues and find solutions that work for them. Evaluations and Reports (545 p.m. to 745 p.m.): After my therapy sessions, I often have time to review the notes from the last session and update them before the next customer arrives. I also write forensic reports and complete evaluations for the Brevard mental health court. Staying Up-to-Date (745 p.m. to 845 p.m.): Before ending my day, I take some time to stay up-to-date on current research and trends in the field of mental health counseling.

This helps me stay informed and improve as a therapist.

Jeanette Kunzler
Jeanette Kunzler

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