Write a 8 pages paper on role and the life of a mental health counsellor. Susan Eeds is a licensed professional counselor who offers counseling services for different psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The interview findings reveal that mental health counselors work in the broad domain of social service. A routine day for Eeds does not just involve meeting clients and conducting counseling sessions, it also involves dealing with paperwork, insurance-related issues, billing and constantly educating and updating oneself on new techniques and theories. As she is in private practice, Eeds does not deal with Medicaid or court cases. However, on some occasions, she deals with subpoenas. In addition, she ensures the confidentiality of the clients by adhering to the ACA code of ethics. Her practice is influenced by different psychological theories such as Cognitive Behavioural therapy, development theory of Erick Ericson, energy psychology, emotional freedom technique, and eye movement desensitization reprocessing solution therapy. If the client is open to it, she also uses spirituality in her therapy. Eeds finds the understanding of multiculturalism important because it gives a perspective to each case and hence, the clients feel comfortable. Eeds was trained as a marriage and family counselor, but with the experience, she found that she was much more connected to the clients who had issues of depression, trauma, and anxiety. Eeds is of the opinion that therapy is also important along with psychotropic medication. Therefore, she ensures that she has tried her best so that the clients need only minimal possible medication. .
Though Eeds never had to deal with situations such as natural disasters or crises, she regularly encounters clients who face the PTSD crisis. It is necessary that the clients get timely support, else the condition can worsen. .