Clinical Mental Health Counseling program provides eligibility to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State and license-eligibility in all 50 states and 3 territories. Canadian graduates are eligible to become Registered Psychotherapists (RP) in Ontario and other provinces.
Mental health counseling is a growing specialty in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for Clinical Mental Health Counselors is estimated to grow 22% between 2021 to 2031. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Niagara University helps you master skills in counseling services, involving the application of principles of psychotherapy, human development, learning theory, group dynamics, and the etiology of mental illness and dysfunctional behavior to individuals, couples, families, and groups for the purposes of treating psychopathology and promoting optimal mental health.
The CACREP accredited M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for service as licensed eligible professional counselors working in public agencies, hospitals, mental health clinics, and in private counseling practice.
The 60-credit-hour program qualifies students for license eligibility in New York State Licensure – Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Individuals can also apply for national certification as a professional counselor (NCC) and as a clinical mental health counselor (CMHC). (Additional years of experience are required for the certification.)
Canadian graduates of the CMHC program qualify for to become Registered Psychotherapists (RP) through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Dr. Jennifer Beebe
Dr. Kristine M.
Dr. Jennifer E.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Coordinator
School Counseling Field Placement Coordinator