In today’s challenging and rapidly-changing world, many individuals and families need effective and affordable assistance to navigate life’s circumstances and learn to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, or trauma. Community counseling professionals provide high-quality help in accessible, safe, and culturally-affirming environments. They offer individual and group counseling, marriage and family counseling, and substance abuse counseling.They also provide effective case management, referrals, and advocacy.
Graduates work as counselors in mental health clinics, higher education, human and social service agencies, hospitals and health care facilities, industry and business, and corrections facilities as well as in private practice. They may work in community settings such as foster care agencies, group homes, and youth mentoring programs or in government agencies such as veterans affairs, employment assistance, or rehabilitation.