You might find professional mental health counselors working in a wide range of settings, including:
You will have to complete residency to get your medical license. For this, you can work at a clinic or a hospital under a senior to get some hands-on experience in the field and also learn from the experts.
As a trainee, you will choose your area of specialization and work under a senior in that field. You will assist them in administrative tasks, conduct initial communication with patients, and learn the tricks of the trade from them.
Once you have gained enough experience in the field, it is time to build your reputation and rise above the ranks to come in a senior position. Once a senior, you can set up your own practice and hire a team of juniors to work for you.