Mental Health Counseling Licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC)

The mental health counseling emphasis prepares students to focus explicitly on mental health counseling and earn licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with a specialization in counseling children, youth, and their families. Graduates who complete coursework and internship training for this emphasis seek positions in schools, residential treatment centers, and community agencies. The specialization in mental health counseling, including developmental and preventive interventions, makes graduates particularly attractive to schools and agencies that partner with schools. A subgroup of graduates from this program focus more extensively on young adults as they cope with the challenges of transitioning from school to work and career.