Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Mental health counselors partner with clients to set goals and develop approaches that address emotional difficulties, develop skills in coping and communication, boost self-esteem, influence changes in behavior, and strive for improved mental wellbeing.
Clinical mental health counseling offers individuals the unique chance to make a real impact in the world through one-on-one relationships, whether it’s counseling someone who has suffered an abuse injury or helping a child cope with the fallout of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. By offering this kind of personalized attention, counselors have an unparalleled chance to make lives better and make a real difference in people’s lives.
To become a licensed professional counselor (LPC), LPCs in all 50 states must earn their master’s degree from an accredited program, complete 2,000 to 4,000 hours of supervised clinical internship experience and pass the state licensure exam. Furthermore, many jurisdictions require jurisprudence exams as well as background checks.
Marist University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is an innovative behavioral healthcare solution that prepares you to become a licensed clinical mental health counselor. With faculty with extensive clinical experience and a rigorous curriculum that surpasses state requirements, this program helps you channel your passion for helping others reach their full potential as a mental health counselor.
Our master’s in counseling program provides all academic core courses necessary for licensure, a supportive and inclusive learning environment, an advanced Counseling Training Clinic, and 700 hours of supervised counseling experiences such as practicums or internships. Graduates will be prepared to work in various positions such as community mental health, schools, universities, hospitals, government organizations, business enterprises and industries.