Published on YourTango on 4/28/13
There are all sorts of counselors out there – could a pastoral counselor help us?
There are so many types of counselors out there. If your relationship is in trouble, who can you turn to? An LPC? LMHC? LMFT? LCSW? Psychologist? Pastoral Counselor?Lucy from Peanuts? Some other designation? Is a pastoral counselor qualified to handle relationship difficulties?
Mental health professionals do come in a wide variety of flavors and even within a particular type of mental health professional there is a lot of variability about the expertise and specialization of individuals. It is always important to be careful in the selection of a mental health professional and to understand the strengths and limitations in their training and background.