Mental Health Counseling

Becoming part of someone’s healing process starts in a Brooklyn College classroom.

When you become a mental health counselor, you have the opportunity to really make a difference in people’s lives. Our graduate program in mental health counseling gives you both the knowledge you’ll need and the experience of actually working with adults and their family members before you graduate. You’ll receive intensive training in different mental health settings, including clinics, hospitals and independent practices, as you become steeped in a comprehensive program that comprises the three major streams of current counseling and psychotherapeutic practice: cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and experiential/humanistic counseling.

Brooklyn College is helping me achieve my goal of improving health outcomes in minority communities.

Shonnette Campbell ’13

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Quick Facts

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in the mental health profession are projected to increase 50 percent by 2015.
  • Internships are available across the tri-state area.
  • Our program makes sure you are ready to become fully licensed in New York State.

Possible Careers

  • Psychologist with a private practice
  • Counselor to teenagers in need at community centers
  • Leader of mental health workshops in the private or public sector