This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and fully meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Georgia.
When you finish the program, you will be able to work with clients in individual, group, family and couples settings. You will have knowledge and skills to counsel clients across the lifespan (toddler through late adulthood) and address a wide range of challenges, including:
- interpersonal difficulties
- career and vocational transitions
- crisis and trauma
- emotional concerns
- identity development
- grief and loss
- psychosocial issues
- and many more
You will develop a strong sense of professional identity that aligns with the American Counseling Association’s definition of counseling: Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals
You will facilitate counseling sessions and participate in consultation and supervision with professionals and administrators about addressing clients’ developmental needs.
You will have opportunities to contribute to mental health scholarship through research, writing and presentations. This may also lead to furthering your education in a doctoral program.
You will build connections to a group of peers who will enter the profession with you and provide support as your professional network for many years into the future.