Counseling resume sample


Trust is at the heart of all counseling relationships. A thoughtful, thorough resume is crucial to showcase a therapist’s qualifications, experience, and specialization. A well-structured resume tells a hiring manager your story, both academic and professional, allowing them to gauge your expertise, fostering trust and confidence. Selecting the right candidate ensures effective therapeutic relationships and the delivery of quality mental health services. Check out our Resume guide for more resume advice.

Once you recognize the valuable role a resume plays in your counseling career, it helps to see what our guidance looks like in action!

Expert advice

“For me, the resume tells an important story. I love seeing an easy to read (layout, no lengthy paragraphs, ATS friendly), concise and compelling story of your journey. Getting a sense of where you come from, the skills honed and experience gained. Showcasing your authenticity is key.”

– Nicole P., career expert at edX

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Additional resources

A resume is an extremely important component when it comes to pursuing a career in most industries, including counseling.

With each section of your resume offering a unique opportunity to make your individual journey count, it’s often hard to know where to start. Check out our General resume sample to get a better idea of best practices across all industries.

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