Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COVID-19: Planning for the Future in Times of Uncertainty
Mental health counselors provide sensitive and structured support to individuals, families, and groups to help them accomplish mental health, wellness, educational, and career goals. A clinical mental health counseling degree will get you started in the field.
Our 60-credit MS program lays the groundwork for aspiring mental health counselors to begin work in a highly competitive and rewarding field in service of clients in need of help. The CACREP aligned curriculum combines an intensive clinical internship and a variety of courses to best prepare you for licensure and fulfilling careers working with diverse populations. And the coursework in our program includes the educational requirements needed to apply for the CASAC-Trainee certificate. Taught by clinically active faculty, you'll benefit from their experience as well as their expertise.
The 60 credit master’s can be completed in two or three years.
Fieldwork to Full-Time Job
We have a designated fieldwork coordinator, great affiliations, and many of our students are hired after graduation by their fieldwork site.
We have two locations –Brooklyn and Manhattan –and offer culturally sensitive classroom settings for diverse students.
Looking at a combination of merit and need, we offer a limited number of scholarships to qualifying students.
Is Mental Health Counseling Right for You?
Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers help people deal and cope with problems in their lives. So which degree is right for you? Mental Health Counselors are focused on counseling individuals and families, address a specific problem, and offer crisis management techniques. A social work degree addresses a wider range of services, working with organizations and communities, and includes advocacy, policy and access to social services. If you know you're interested solely in counseling, a mental health counseling degree is the most direct path.
Training Clinical Counselors
The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program of Touro College is to guide our students to develop into ethically and multi-culturally competent clinical mental health counselors, who strive to provide individual, group, family and marriage counseling services that empower change in client mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. The program integrates theoretical knowledge with practical counseling experiences that promote the development of the professional counseling skills needed to practice successfully in the field. Graduates of the program fully identify as clinical mental health counselors who are well prepared to function as mental health professionals in multiple roles including treatment, assessment, advocacy, and consultative modalities with diverse populations with a wide range of mental health concerns. The goal is to strive for excellence in faculty and graduates who contribute to the counseling profession and the promotion of wellness and mental health across diverse communities.