I’m in the same boat as you, coming from work as a counselor (Also have a specific interest in DO programs). From what I’ve been able to gather, counseling does count as clinical experience since we have direct encounters with clients/patients.
However, every source I’ve looked at has also recommended acquiring some additional experience in a more traditional setting to demonstrate that we enjoying working with patients via those types of interactions In other words, the interactions a doctor has with patients is obviously different than those a counselor has, and it’s useful to demonstrate that we understand this difference.
Hope this helps! Best wishes!