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Online Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Discover what it takes to become a licensed counselor within your community in the area of general mental health. Pursue your Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online from the University of the Cumberlands.

What is clinical counseling? Looking for a description? A mental health counselor definition? Clinical counseling is a branch of psychology designed to help people, one-on-one, deal with mental health or emotional issues. There is a growing need for someone to step up and make a difference. UC offers one of the top mental health counseling graduate programs around, online or on campus. You can make a positive impact in the lives of others as a mental health counselor in a number of settings, in and out of our local communities, including:

  • Private Practice
  • Clinical Mental Health Centers
  • Community Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
What will I learn from this mental health counseling online degree program?

As with any of UC’s graduate counseling programs, this online master’s in counseling program includes core coursework in psychological assessment in clinical practice, human growth and development, and counseling during grief and crisis. With a focus on clinical mental health counseling, this program also requires the following specialized courses:

  • Private Practice and Clinical Supervision
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Theories and Techniques

Upon completion of this online graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling at UC, you will be able to demonstrate sound ethical values and a heart for humanity as a counselor leader in a variety of positions.

If you are transferring to our master’s in clinical mental health counseling program from other graduate level mental health counseling programs, please also review our transfer credit policies.

Researching counseling psychology online programs? Want a better handle on mental health counselor salary expectations? We’re here to help. For more information about University of the Cumberlands and what separates us from other online schools for graduate counseling degree programs, call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page.

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