Many counseling psychologists provide psychotherapy services. Others provide counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation services to individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Counseling psychologists also practice in community mental health centers, health maintenance organizations, and rehabilitation agencies.
Outside the health and medical industry, counseling psychologists work in business and industrial organizations to improve the quality of worklife. They are also employed in educational institutions, working with teachers, administrators, and parents to deal with problems such as drug abuse or violence, or in assessing various school programs. They also play a role in career counseling at the high school and post-secondary level.
Counseling psychologists can also remain in academia, teaching psychology at the post-secondary level while doing research at the same time. With the teaching degree, graduates can also teach at the primary and secondary school level.
A degree in counseling psychology can also lead to a career in law, psychiatry, management, and education.