Department of Applied Psychology

Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Program Description

The master's program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness is designed to provide education and clinical training that prepare students to become licensed mental health professionals. 

The program aims to develop counseling professionals who are committed to the growth and development of the persons with whom they work. Students learn to understand clients in socio-historical contexts, including but not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. 

Students are exposed to a wide range of counseling theories and intervention approaches as they develop their clinical skills and their own perspectives.

The program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness is registered by New York State as a licensure qualifying program in mental health counseling.

Graduates of the program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness work with a wide range of populations and in a broad spectrum of settings including community agencies, mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, and private practice.