MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: On Campus
Counseling and Behavioral Health
In-Depth, In-Person Preparation for Your Career as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor
As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, you'll provide invaluable assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation services to individuals, groups, families, and systems. Your enrollment in our on-campus Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling opens the opportunity to enroll in concentrations or areas of professional emphasis.
Explore Our Concentrations
Couples and Family Therapy
Forensic and Correctional Counseling
Health and Behavioral Medicine
Substance Use and Addictions
“My professors really care about my well-being beyond the classroom, and genuinely want the best for my future career. Already, I feel more prepared to continue to pursue my degree and career goals.”
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA Student
Our Philosophy, Your Experience
We believe that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Your education is enriched by a curriculum that combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice, and we emphasize the development of professionals, like you, who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.
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See Yourself at William James
At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.
Licensure for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students
Learn how to become licensed in Massachusetts and other states
Mental Health Counseling Licensure (LMHC)
Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure (LMFT)
Addictions Certification and Licensure
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Around campus, in the community, in the news—William James College community members are leading the conversation.
Student Spotlight: Olivia Fenty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Olivia Fenty chose an educational path that would allow her to study diversity and accessibility, while also working to reduce stigma and further the national conversation on mental health.Read More
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Learns to “Cultivate Care” Through Unique Internship Experience
Through the counseling program, Allison O’Connor interned at a living farm focused on rehabilitating animals and providing innovative mental health treatment to clients.Read More
William James College Launches College-Wide LGBTQIA+ Studies Concentration
The launch of the LGBTQIA+ concentration is taking place at a time when the already significant need for culturally responsive providers in this space is higher than ever.Read More