When the holiday season arrives, the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and decorating your tree with ornaments may make you feel lighthearted. However, for many Americans, the holiday season can feel full of loss and a sense of longing for your childhood. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 people have a mental health condition worldwide. Mental health counselors contribute to the well-being of humankind and are a fundamental component of mental health care. The National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates that in the United States, 46.2% of adults with mental illness received treatment in 2020.

This holiday season, Key Point Health Services celebrates mental health counselors and how they help individuals worldwide by treating mental health conditions.

What is a Mental Health Counselor? 

A mental health counselor is a licensed individual that has received training for group or individual counseling and can diagnose mental health conditions. Unlike psychologists, mental health counselors cannot prescribe medication(s). Mental health counselors frequently hold a Master’s degree in either psychology or the field of counseling. Mental health counselors can often choose their desired setting to practice, whether it’s through private practice, health center, prison, workplace, school, or hospital. 

How Can Mental Health Counselors Help?

Mental health counselors are licensed and trained to help individuals suffering from any mental health condition(s). They provide a safe space for an individual to learn tools to cope in everyday life, have an unbiased support network, and provide assistance to individuals who have personal growth goals they’d like to achieve. Additionally, mental health counselors are frequently trained in various behavioral techniques that may help an individual identify ways to overcome past trauma.

What Kind of Conditions and Life Events Can Mental Health Counselors Help With?

Mental health counselors can help individuals during any phase of their life. However, some mental health counselors specialize in assisting individuals undergoing certain life events or diagnosed with particular mental health conditions. On a grand scale, mental health counselors are trained to handle loss, grief, anxiety, depression, anger management, family difficulties, divorce, and a wide scale of mental health conditions. 

Key Point Health Services Provides Mental Health Services

Key Point Health Services provides mental health services to improve your quality of life. We’ve provided personalized care since 1982 with convenient locations throughout Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil County regions. We offer outpatient services for men and women living with mental health disorders. Our programs include Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Residential Programs for adults looking to progress their lives forward through their mental health struggles. Contact us today to inquire about our complete list of mental health services available.