Professional School Counselors are student/family advocates who often were teachers first. Thus, they have classroom instructional experience and understand the dynamics of the school setting. School Counselor certification requires a master’s degree and rigorous training in a variety of areas. Specifically, School Counselors study in-depth: legal & ethical issues in education, child development, counseling theories & methods, career development, societal & environmental factors affecting learners, and collaboration with outside professionals & resources. TVS Counselors are certified and/or licensed in the helping and mental health field.