Counselling, Psychology, and Therapy

Mental health careers come in many forms offering diverse services, methods to address client concerns, and varying degrees of requirements for practice. Counselling, therapy, and psychology pathways share many similarities, but offer different views and approaches to mental health. Important questions to answer when considering a pathway in the field include: Which career would your skill set fit best? What type of therapeutic approaches do you want to use with your client population? Where do you want to establish your practice? Additionally, factors like theories, counselling degrees, licensure, and other requirements may add complexity to the decision making process.

Counselling: Empowering relationships between client and professional counsellor to enhance mental health and wellness.

Psychology: The scientific study of the human mind and its effect on behaviours, reactions, and interactions.

Therapy: Process of treatment for mental or psychological disorders as well as providing support in group and family settings.