Many times we work with different professionals because of their knowledge in law, health, or business. Professional counselors are one of the many kinds of professionals in the social service and mental health fields. Professional counselors receive training in psychopathology, assessment, counseling/psychotherapy theories and techniques, research, and statistics.
Professional counselors who are a part of the American Counseling Association abide by a Code of Ethics. Counselors work to make sure they are compliant with both ethical and legal standards regarding the mental health field.