Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

Our challenging Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program will help you apply theory and research to counsel individuals through serious issues.

  • Develop an in-depth level of understanding in mental health counseling
  • Understand how personality, psychopathology, multicultural issues and assessment impact the counseling process
  • Develop an ethical understanding of counseling practices
Choose a concentration to focus your curriculum on your specific career goals:
Note: Both concentrations prepare students to take the examinations for Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor designations.

Adult Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration:
This traditional counseling degree will prepare you to work with adult clients in a wide variety of mental health settings.

Child and Adolescent Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration:
This counseling psychology curriculum will prepare you to work with children, adolescents and families in both public and private settings.

Real-World Faculty. Flexible Coursework.
Our faculty are real-world practitioners who bring their counseling experiences from a wide range of medical settings to the classroom, teaching from their successes as well as their mistakes. With 700 practicum and internship hours, you will receive the hands-on experience necessary to prepare you for this challenging career. Plus, with small-class sizes for one-on-one attention and one-night weekly classes at our main Romeoville campus, it's never been more convenient to obtain your degree.

School Guidance Counselor Option: Type 73 Certification
By adding additional coursework to your Counseling Psychology degree, you can work toward your Type 73 Certification without completing a full second master's degree.

Start customizing your Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program curriculum today!

Student Talk

  • Martha Jarmuz

    "I currently oversee the clinical treatment of hundreds of individuals at a local social service agency and also maintain a private counseling practice. I credit this program and the excellent instructors for so thoroughly preparing me for my career."

  • Kim Kallmann

    "Lewis' Counseling Psychology program was very beneficial to my growth as a mental health counselor. The small class size allowed us to get to know the professors on a close level - and I continue reaching out to them with field questions, even after graduation."


Clinical Mental Health Counseling masters program; Counseling psychology degree
Dr. Katherine Helm
Director, Counseling Psychology

"I believe in bringing my field experiences into the classroom so that students get real-world practical training."