- Mental health services
- Case management
- Community relations
- Private and group practice
- Mental health institutions
- Hospitals and clinics
- Federal, state, or local government, including: Department of Human Services, Veterans Administration
- Women's service organizations, e.g. Girl Scouts, Women for Women, AWARE, About-Face, etc.
- Organizations for women's aid, e.g. rape crisis, abortion clinics, eating disorder treatment centers, battered women's shelters, adoption agencies, etc.
Information & Strategies
- Obtain essential practical experience through part-time or summer jobs and internships.
- Volunteer with organizations for women's aid such as crisis hotlines, Big Sisters, women's resource centers, etc.
- Learn to work well with different types of people and gain experience working with diverse clientele.
- Acquire knowledge of government and community resources available for those in need.
- Obtain a graduate degree in psychology, counseling, or social work for substantive counseling work and advancement into administrative work.
- Research and pursue specific degrees of interest at the graduate level, including marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, social work, counseling psychology, etc.