A counseling degree is normally completed in two to three years, but a doctorate in psychology is typically completed in five to six years. A career in mental health might be accelerated by obtaining certification as a counselor.
Counselors must complete a four-year undergraduate degree and, in most cases, a master’s degree before they may begin practicing. It will take between two and three years to complete a master’s degree program.
Psychology, sociology, statistics, research and counseling techniques, as well as training relevant to the sort of counseling you choose to pursue, will be covered in depth throughout your coursework. Counselors who have earned a master’s degree will be required to complete supervised clinical practice before practicing.
Counseling psychologists are often doctoral-level professionals in their specialty. Graduate students in counseling psychology take courses, develop research and clinical skills, and write a dissertation under the supervision of a faculty adviser throughout their PhD studies.