Being a Positive Force
Life is unpredictable, challenging, and often remarkably complex. There is a whole range of stressors in our lives, from relationship problems to unexpected crises, which may require an objective and trained professional to listen, evaluate, guide, and encourage. That person is a mental health counselor.
Whether it is an individual, family, couple, or group, a mental health counselor provides valued counseling and multiple therapy techniques to:
Treat mental/emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, addiction or substance abuse, trauma, or low self-esteem;
- Help adjust to a major life change such as divorce, lay-off, or death;
- Develop strategies to help cope with the future;
- Change or influence behavior toward positive outcomes;
- Coordinate treatment with other professionals to ensure a holistic solution for the client;
- And refer and link a client(s) to other resources in the community, such as a support group.
The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60-credit degree program (48 course credits + 12 practicum and internship credits.) Upon the successful completion of this program, you will have the opportunity to apply for the licensing examination, and eventual licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for the state of Massachusetts. Many other states require similar training and the same examination for licensure provide through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Offered at 3 Convenient Locations
Longmeadow, MA (main campus)
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
1 Picker Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Burlington, MA (Program is weekend based at this location)
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Have questions about the program or the admissions processes?
Call 413.565.1332 or 800.782.7284 ext. 1332, Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m and 5:00 p.m. (EDT) to speak with a graduate admissions advisor. Or you may request information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take the Next Step:
Participate in one of our online webinars to learn more about our program.
- September 23 - Register here
- November 11: An important role for the LMHC in the Identification of Autism in Early Intervention - Register here