I also have been contemplating whether to get my master's in Social Work or "Mental Health Counseling in Schools and Communities". I am currently working on my undergrad in Rehabilitation Counseling at Penn State, and would like to stay here for Grad School. The problem is, Penn State doesn't offer a master's program for Social Work. The master's in mental health counseling in schools and communities would lead to a LPC and then I could get an addictions studies certificate... ultimately I want to work as a drug and alcohol counselor in a high school.
Which would be best, A master's in social work leading to a LMSW, or the master's in mental health counseling in schools and communities along with an addictions studies certificate?