Intensive in-home counselors provide individual and family counseling that helps stabilize emotional and behavioral problems. They mostly work with children and adolescents under intensive in-home or mental health support service programs.
Intensive in-home counselors help with issues such as anger management, impulse control, aggressive behavior, trauma, and anxiety. The ultimate objective of intensive in-home counseling is to help clients overcome crises, improve their coping skills, and strengthen their relationships.
It is very important that intensive in-home counselors have compassion, patience, and empathy. They should also be good communicators and should be utterly professional in the course of carrying out their duties. Intensive in-home counselors usually work for hospitals, the government, schools, family services, substance abuse centers, and outpatient mental health facilities.
Intensive in-home counselors work 40 hours a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and their work schedules largely depend on the availability of their patients. Their job also involves a lot of traveling in cases where they conduct home visits.