Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UWS

clinical mental health counselor

Our current cultural, political and medical landscape has made it abundantly clear how much our emotional, behavioral and mental health matters. There is no better time than now to pursue a degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Mental health counselors provide treatment to individuals, families, couples, children and groups. They treat clients with a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, stress and suicidal impulses. They also help with mental and emotional health issues and relationship problems.

The University of Western States (UWS) clinical mental health counseling graduate program emphasizes a systems approach in which students consider the influence of families, groups, teams and organizations on individual mental health and performance.

Learn how you can become a healing force in your community with a degree in clinical mental health counseling from UWS.

Graduate-Level Degree Options

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS-CMHC) program at UWS is designed for students who want to diagnose and treat those with mental health disorders as licensed counselors. As careers progress, students can become clinical supervisors and mental and behavioral health program administrators.

MS-CMHC FAST FACTS

  • 100% online coursework with meaningful contact with instructors and peers
  • 8-12 quarters (2-3 years) – flexible pacing for working professionals
  • Entry Term: Spring and Fall
  • 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits)

UWS also offers a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Sport and Performance Psychology, with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization. This program is an ideal option for candidates who may be interested in earning their clinical mental health counseling master’s and an EdD in sport and performance psychology in one streamlined program.

EdD-SPP, CMHC FAST FACTS

  • Mostly online coursework with meaningful contact with instructors and peers
  • 16 quarters (4-5 years) – flexible pacing for working professionals
  • Entry Term: Spring and Fall
  • 148 quarter credits (98.7 semester credits)

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THESE PROGRAMS

  • Standardized patient component which provides unique and personalized learning for clinical mental health counseling students. Faculty design specific case studies, which create opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in simulated “real-world” scenarios with specially trained actors.
  • Instructors that are active in the field.
  • Dual-degree doctoral option.