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Preparing Social Change Agents in Counseling

Seattle University’s Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a national leader in developing highly skilled, multiculturally competent counselors that the world needs today. We are here to support your journey in becoming a mental health leader, social change agent and advocate in counseling: 

  • Complete the program from anywhere in the United States
  • Small class sizes -- Clinical classes with no more than 12 students
  • Flexible scheduling for working adults
  • Faculty who are leaders in their respective areas of research
  • Dual certification/licensure eligibility for those seeking substance use disorder professional certification and mental health counselor licensure in Washington state

World Class Faculty

Our counseling faculty are nationally renowned leaders in their field. They are well published and engage in innovative research and policy surrounding mental health counseling within our global community. They are counselor-scholar-advocates who bring a wealth of experience to the online classroom. 

Additional Program Features

  • The first two years of the program are offered in a format in which courses are asynchronous online.

  • There is a summer residency requirement that takes place on a weekend at the Seattle University campus after the first and second year in the program.

  • The 3rd year of the program is a hybrid experience in which students complete an in-person practicum and internship at an approved site while taking an online synchronous group supervision course that meets once a week. (Practicums and internships can be completed where you live, it just has to be an approved site.)

  • Since the program is designed to help students obtain mental health licensure, the practicum and internship must be at a program approved site located within the United States.

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