A mental health counselor assesses and treats mental and emotional health disorders caused by relationship issues or life challenges.
According to World Health Organization, mental health conditions are increasing globally. Mental disorders involve a significant disturbance in thinking, emotional regulation, or behavior.
To become a mental health counselor, learn various psychotherapy skills so you can identify triggers and help patients to cope with negative emotions and reduce symptoms of mental disorder.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a mental health counselor:
1. Coping Skills for Kids ($240K/year)
Janine Halloran (from Massachusetts, USA) started Coping Skills for Kids over 7 years ago.
I’m Janine Halloran, and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working with children, teens and their families for almost 20 years. I run a business called Coping Skills for Kids that I started a little over 3 years ago.
The business started out quite small, and now between book sales and e-commerce revenue, our gross sales are about 10k a month, which is quite exciting.
2. Bloomy Lab ($480K/year)
Aleksandr Lanin (from Kyiv, Ukraine) started Bloomy Lab about 4 years ago.
Hi, my name is Alex and I'm the founder of Bloomy Lab. Our company focuses on health and fitness, productivity and life quality improvement. We mostly develop our own products, by now the most popular of them are Restly, 2 Minute Habits, Jiju, Poof, and City Property. Some of our apps even became Product of the day on Product Hunt. Our team is not so big: 2 UI/UX designers, 1 motion designer, 5 developers, 2 product managers and me as both a strategist and a product owner. Oh, we've also found a UA manager not long ago. Despite that, we've created 20 apps in half a year and nothing's gonna stop us!
We've launched our products without any ads (working on it now), that’s why we've only reached 40,000 downloads. Our apps were totally free and without in-app purchases, as our main goal was idea verification. By now we only get around $1,000 per month as money-making wasn't our main focus earlier. I hope we'll update that info really soon though.
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4. EMDR Consulting ($1.8M/year)
Roy Kiessling (from Portland, OR, USA) started EMDR Consulting over 10 years ago.
Greetings, my name is Roy Kiessling, founder of EMDR Consulting, an international training organization specializing in teaching the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) psychotherapy to master's level and above mental health professionals.
What started as a one-person training organization in 2013, has now grown to administrative staff of 5. a training team of over 20 trainers and 150 coaches. EMDR Consulting is now one of the largest EMDR training organizations in the United States, annually conducting over 150 EMDR basic training courses a year, teaching over 1500 mental health professionals how to integrate EMDR into their clinical practice.
5. FailTell ($13.2K/year)
Swagat Mohanty (from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India) started FailTell about 3 years ago.
Hello everyone! I am Swagat Mohanty. And I co-founded FailTell with Rahul Mohanty. Our online platform FailTell offers a wide range of services to help everyone overcome failures, conquer mental health & emotional challenges, strategize career and deal with everyday concerns for personal, emotional, and professional growth. Be it mental health support, uncertain career decisions, or just someone you want to talk to who could help you lead a more meaningful and happier life, FailTell offers a one-stop solution to redesign one’s personal and professional growth, with its wide range of services.
6. Space To Be You ($144K/year)
Bryan Hunter (from London, UK) started Space To Be You about 3 years ago.
Space To Be You is mental health and holistic therapy center offering a range of wellbeing services in London, England.
Below we discuss the process of securing funding, business planning, starting up, and discuss what it was like to launch a face-to-face therapy business during a global pandemic…
7. Heights ($6M/year)
Dan Murray Serter (from London, UK) started Heights over 3 years ago.
I’m Dan, and I’m the co-founder of Heights- a ‘braincare company’. WTF is braincare? Yes indeed, that’s what we thought too, which is why we set out not just to build a brand, but a whole category…and it’s starting to work.
Best of all - we’re one of the world’s few B Corps, so we know we are having a positive impact on the planet and society.
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