Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a field that offers immense personal satisfaction as well as excellent career opportunities. Our mental health counseling master’s degree helps you develop and master skills in order to have a meaningful and positive impact on the clients you serve.
With your mental health counseling master’s degree from UL Lafayette, you'll learn to apply contemporary mental health counseling theories and techniques. Our faculty provide varied learning experiences and close supervision to guide you on your journey into clinical practice.
Our students in the mental health counseling degree program get to work closely with clients in our Clinic for Counseling and Personal Development to lead and assist individual counseling, family counseling, couples counseling, group therapy, and play therapy sessions.
The clinical mental health counseling master’s program provides the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Louisiana and prepares you to deliver services in a variety of mental health settings. The program in clinical mental health counseling meets professional agreed upon standards as prescribed by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Once you successfully complete the mental health counseling master’s degree program, you will be prepared to expertly:
- Apply mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice settings.
- Deliver culturally sensitive counseling services to clients in practical settings.
- Apply the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics to professional behavior and practice.
- Communicate professionally and empathetically with others in all professional contacts.
Applications for our mental health counseling master’s program are due the last week of March, and students are admitted to the program once per year in the fall.