If you are compassionate and insightful, you may be uniquely qualified to become a clinical mental health counselor serving clients with unique experiences & diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities. This degree arms you with a unique skill set to become an evidence-based clinician, helping people to develop skills and to build on their strengths in order to live lives of meaning and purpose. Engage in individual mentorship with faculty who will help you explore your interests and reach your professional goals.
Elective courses in Child and Adolescent Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling allow students to further personalize their educational experience. A 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship at some of the top mental and behavioral health facilities in the area — as well as the school's Wellness Pavilion at the University's very own Community Engagement Center — will prepare you to become a Nationally Certified Counselor and/or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. These hands-on experiences are excellent opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom giving our graduates a competitive edge when it comes to employment.