Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Prepare for a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

LaGrange College launches a master's degree program in Clinical Mental Health in fall, 2015. If you see yourself working as a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in settings such as mental health agencies, residential treatment programs or private practice, then this program may be for you.

Balance your life and your degree. Classes meet exclusively in the evenings so you can meet your other obligations and still advance professionally.

Make a difference. As a Counseling student, you will plan and implement service and advocacy projects in the community while earning your degree.

Get the preparation you need
. LaGrange’s program provides a full 60 credit-hour degree that is based on the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Enjoy real-world experience. You will benefit from three clinical experiences during your time in the program, graduating with 700 hours of experience in clinical settings.

Find support for the journey. Financial aid is available. Students also move through the program as a cohort, allowing for deep relationships between fellow students and faculty members.


The program is designed to be as cost-effective and valuable as possible. Expenses for the degree include $675 per credit hour; cost is estimated to be $40,500. Financial aid is available.


Policies and practices of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at LaGrange College may be found in the handbook.

Why Counseling?

Ashlee Lanham: Making a difference as a counselor

Ashlee Lanham: Making a difference as a counselor
When Ashlee Lanham became frustrated about choosing a career, she began looking for something fulfilling.  What she found was a LaGrange College graduate program that would enhance her future and allow her to  spend her days doing something truly satisfying. 
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The Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 credit-hour program that may be finished within two calendar years. Proposed classes include:

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Advocacy, Program Development and Service Delivery
  • Strategies and Techniques in Counseling
  • Service Learning and/or Advocacy Project
  • Practicum (100 hours of clinical experience)
  • Professional Practice and Ethics
  • Group Dynamics
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Individual Analysis
  • Career Counseling
  • Life Span Development
  • Internship I (300 hours of clinical experience)
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Agency Shadowing Experience; Cultural Immersion; or
  • Study Away Experience
  • Internship II (300 hours of clinical experience)
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Family Counseling
  • Crisis, Trauma and Grief Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Principles of Management, Consultation and Supervision

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Application requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Short essay describing the journey that led you to choose counseling as a career
  • Background check
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