Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

The Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program is designed for aspiring mental health counselors who want to treat mental illness and help clients reach their potential. With a unique focus on crafting healthy lifestyles, the program prepares you to work directly with diverse populations in a variety of professional settings including mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, community agencies, and private psychotherapy practice.

You can earn this degree on campus or online.

Study On Campus

  • Become eligible for New York state licensure as a mental health counselor while experiencing the local field firsthand.
  • Gain a foundation of theoretical knowledge through core courses and content electives taught by NYU Steinhardt’s renowned faculty, all in the heart of New York City.
  • Engage with your colleagues through in-person counseling labs that develop your communication skills and counseling process while providing opportunities for experiential learning.
  • Complete a 600-hour internship at one of our world-class city partners.

Learn more about the on-campus degree option.

Study Online

  • Earn the same degree as on-campus graduates, making you eligible for New York state licensure as a mental health counselor. You may also pursue licensure in other states, although each state’s requirements differ.
  • Engage with coursework and online classes taught by NYU Steinhardt’s expert faculty.
  • Apply theory to practice through online counseling labs, a 100-hour practicum, and a 600-hour internship at an NYU-approved mental health site located in proximity to your home.
  • Enhance your skills during required collaborative on-campus immersion training.

Learn more about the online degree option.