Mental Health Counseling, Advanced Certificate

Make a difference helping those in need of therapy, counseling, career planning, and crisis intervention in a variety of settings and with a focus on social justice, cultural sensitivity, and technology.

What You'll Learn

The 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling is ideal for school counselors who want to start a private practice or drug/alcohol counselors who want to be licensed in order to diagnose and treat other clients. Gain the skills you need to provide individual, group, and family therapy as well as health, occupational, and vocational counseling and prepare to take the next step in your career as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Your studies will cover clinical assessment, psychopathology, advanced counseling, and psychotherapy techniques. You'll be able to advocate for issues and concerns related to a culturally diverse society as a mental health counselor. You will have the skills you need to assign a diagnosis to a client, develop a treatment plan, and provide individual and group counseling.


Career Options

Licensed mental health counselors work in a variety of settings including:

  • Community or government agencies
  • Drug/alcohol clinics
  • Hospitals and residential treatment facilities
  • Private practice
  • School-based clinics
  • Veteran affairs and military services

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How You'll Succeed

After completing the Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling program, you will be ready to sit for the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination and practice with a limited permit under the supervision of a licensed mental health counselor or a licensed clinician in the fields of medicine, nursing, psychology, or social work.

Some credits/courses taken in the Mental Health Counseling, Advanced Certificate program can be applied to the School Counseling, M.S.

USNWR Best Regional Colleges North

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North.

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