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Old 09-10-2019, 02:58 AM
 
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I'd like to suggest that you also research school counseling and learn exactly what counselors do. You mention being a listener for students, but in my (non-counselor) experience, that's probably the least of what they do.
Yes, this is important to keep in mind as well. Even on the elementary level, our school counselor has a lot of other "duties" that aren't just listening and helping kids. I think that's even more true in the upper levels. It's a shame because I think it's so needed!


You may find that school counseling is still what you want to do. If not, you may find you want to become a mental health counselor (usually and LMFT or LCSW) and specialize in children, though that would definitely involve more schooling and you wouldn't be working in schools most likely.

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