Careers in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Advance your career while making a difference

A master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling will support you in building competency in assessment, diagnosis, and counseling of clients living with a variety of stressors, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other challenges and transitions.

With the increase in people experiencing mental health issues, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that by 2025 the U.S. will have a shortage of nearly 27,000 mental health counselors. There’s no better time than now to get started on your degree.

Bright Outlook

Clinical mental health counseling is an increasingly in-demand field and a top-rated profession.

  • Top 100

    Ranked among the 100 Best Jobs by U.S. News & World Report

  • $55K

    Average salary for licensed mental health counselor

  • 23%

    Projected growth rate of mental health profession from 2020 to 2030

Barb Dos Santos ’20MAC

“My time in the Rollins counseling program was one of the most influential times of my personal and professional life. The mentorship the faculty provided greatly shaped my preparation to enter the field post-graduation and allowed me to feel confident in my clinical skills. In my experience, the various practicum and internship opportunities are what really separates this program from others.”

Barb Dos Santos ’20MAC

PhD Candidate

George Washington University

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Where Our Grads Go

Get a glimpse of your bright future by exploring the productive careers of these clinical mental health counseling grads.

  • Deanna Cor ’11MAC

    Deanna Cor ’11MAC

    Associate Professor of Counselor Education
    Portland State University

  • Robert Hovel Jr. ’12MAC

    Robert Hovel Jr. ’12MAC

    PhD Candidate
    University of Central Florida

  • Molly Losey ’08MAC

    Molly Losey ’08MAC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach
    Winter Park Psychotherapy & Life Coaching

  • Estifani Rodriguez ’17MAC

    Estifani Rodriguez ’17MAC

    Student Counseling Specialist
    Counseling & Psychological Services, University of Central Florida

  • Diana Tafur ’19MAC

    Diana Tafur ’19MAC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Hispanic Family Counseling

  • Luisairis Soto ’17

    Luisairis Soto ’17MAC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Orlando Health

First Step to Advancing Your Career

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