Church Mental Health Summit

132: I’m not a counselor. Should I be counseling?

With a wide range of mental health issues affecting our communities, it can be challenging to know what your role is as a peer. If you don’t have a clinical degree, should you be a part of the equation of care? YES! Peer support amplifies the effect of healing, and today, we are helping you understand the distinctions of professional roles so you can best offer care with the tools you do have. 



  • The term “counselor” is not a protected title. 
  • Just because you aren’t a clinician doesn’t mean you can’t offer support.
  • Lived experience is not a liability, but rather an asset. 




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