MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: On Campus

Counseling and Behavioral Health

In-Depth, In-Person Preparation for Your Career as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor

As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, you'll provide invaluable assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation services to individuals, groups, families, and systems. Your enrollment in our on-campus Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling opens the opportunity to enroll in concentrations or areas of professional emphasis.

Nicole Poulter“My professors really care about my well-being beyond the classroom, and genuinely want the best for my future career. Already, I feel more prepared to continue to pursue my degree and career goals.”

Sandra Bazalar
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA Student


Our Philosophy, Your Experience

At William James College, you will combine your classroom knowledge with hands-on experience to get a well-rounded and integrated education. Our curriculum combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice as you develop into a culturally responsive professional. You will be surrounded by like-minded faculty, staff, and peers who, like you, are dedicated to bringing high-quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations. With this training, you will be prepared to make a difference in our communities.

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See Yourself at William James

At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.

counselor in practice

Licensure for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students

Learn how to become licensed in Massachusetts and other states

Mental Health Counseling Licensure (LMHC)
Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure (LMFT)
Addictions Certification and Licensure

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Around campus, in the community, in the news—William James College community members are leading the conversation.

Student Spotlight: Olivia Fenty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Olivia Fenty chose an educational path that would allow her to study diversity and accessibility, while also working to reduce stigma and further the national conversation on mental health.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Learns to “Cultivate Care” Through Unique Internship Experience

Through the counseling program, Allison O’Connor interned at a living farm focused on rehabilitating animals and providing innovative mental health treatment to clients.

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William James College Launches College-Wide LGBTQIA+ Studies Concentration

The launch of the LGBTQIA+ concentration is taking place at a time when the already significant need for culturally responsive providers in this space is higher than ever.

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