New York is a state that supports and encourages the work of counselors. The concentration of educational, vocational and school counselors working in New York ranks second in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as does the number of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors. And the BLS ranks the concentration of rehabilitation counselors in New York as third in the nation.
Committed to providing residents with professionals skilled at helping them stay emotionally healthy, New York's employers also count on mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists to provide counseling services. These counselors work in a wide range of industries and for state and community-based agencies, public schools, hospitals and corporations. They work with individuals and families on issues ranging from depression (see Depression) and bipolar disorder (see Bipolar Disorder), to stress and conflict management. They also design and implement prevention programs, and work in schools and vocational centers helping individuals select and prepare for appropriate careers.
If you want to become a counselor, consider starting by requesting information from any of the schools listed below.