Counselors use knowledge in psychology, sociology, and human behavior to help their clients identify obstacles and challenges that affect their lives and then coach them through finding strategies and solutions. Counseling takes compassion, an understanding of human behavior, and excellent communication skills.
Being a counselor, life coach, or therapist can take many years of training, but the LCCC Counseling program can be a stepping stone toward that educational path. With advanced training, there are many career opportunities, including social services assistant, case management aide, social work assistant, residential counselor, community support worker, alcohol or drug abuse counselor, mental health technician, child care worker, community outreach worker, life skill counselor and gerontology aide.
LCCC’s Counseling program offers a short-term certificate, but many classes in this program can also apply to other programs in the Human/Social Services & Public Safety pathway.