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Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

With a Master’s Degree in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization, you will join a fast growing profession dedicated to helping people achieve personal, vocational/educational and relational goals. In Ohio, clinical mental health counselors are independently licensed practitioners, who may assist individuals with specific clinical problems to improve their coping skills and overall functioning.

Career Opportunities with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization

Clinical Mental Health Counselors may be employed in:

  • Community mental health - adult and child-serving programs
  • Community family service programs
  • School-based intervention programs
  • Alcohol and drug programs
  • Criminal justice programs
  • Hospitals and residential service programs
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Crisis intervention centers
  • Vocational and career-development programs
  • Private practices

Walsh’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization offers students a focused clinical education with experiential training and a strong emphasis on case-oriented learning.  A variety of internship sites help provide graduates with a competitive edge in the professional job market. 

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and graduates are eligible to sit for the licensure exam in Ohio. Our Master’s in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization course requirements are designed to meet nationally recommended curriculum standards for clinical mental health counseling, and they meet educational requirements for counselor licensure in many other states.



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