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M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

About This Program 

Expand your Skills

Our two-year master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling develops your individualized theory of counseling and provides you with the professional training to: 

  • Serve clients ethically, morally and effectively
  • Apply research and theory to practical experiences
  • Build professional skills through supervised internships in the community
  • Engage in self-discovery, personal growth and development
  • Develop insight and awareness, including a clear understanding of the boundaries between personal and client issues
  • Maintain strong mental health; we provide referrals outside the program for counseling when necessary

Develop your Career

Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Through multi-media instruction, we prepare counselors who are:

  • Ready to serve their communities
  • Creative
  • Productive
  • Socially just
  • Service-oriented leaders in the counseling profession

Extend your Reach

You will be learning with and from a diverse group of people, as our rich learning environment exposes you to the experiences of your classmates and expert faculty.  You will graduate well positioned for a variety of career opportunities, including:

  • Family counseling
  • Social service and mental health agencies
  • College counseling centers
  • Hospitals and clinics

Our Faculty

Robert Mckinney

Robert McKinney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education; Director of Clinical Mental Health

Profile photo of Professor Elisabeth Bennett

Elisabeth "Lisa" Bennett, Ph.D.

Professor, Counselor Education

Mark A. Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counselor Education; Director of Marriage and Family Counseling

Curtis Garner, Ed.D.

Professor and Chair, Counselor Education

Melanie Person

Melanie Person, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education; Director of MOC Canada

Addy Wissel

Addy Wissel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, & Director of School Counseling