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The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program provides an integrated, comprehensive approach to training to help influence your career as a mental health professional.
Our program teaches students to connect with the heart, soul, and spirit of their clients to foster healing. In addition to our foundational courses, we offer a variety of elective courses that allow students to focus on areas related to
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Outreach Counseling with courses related to homelessness and poverty
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Substance Use, Addiction, and Recovery
Anna Maria College's Counseling Psychology program prepares graduates with both critical thinking skills and ethically sounding solutions to help impact their community. The degree blends coursework and practicum experience to equip professionals with the knowledge and experience they need to succeed in a variety of mental health settings.
Anna Maria College's MA in Counseling Psychology will prepare you for a vibrant and fulfilling career in the spectrum of mental health professions, including:
  • Case Worker
  • Family Counselor
  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Program Therapist
  • Program Director
  • Resident Counselor
Anna Maria College offers both the traditional Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a new Licensed Mental Health Counseling track.
  1. The traditional Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology track allows students to complete a 12 course/36 credit Master of Arts program which allows you to work in a variety of mental health settings.
  2. The Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) track requires the above Master's track plus an additional eight 3-credit courses, including an internship/seminar to meet the 60 credit hour state requirement to apply for licensure as an LMHC in Massachusetts.
  3. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - Level 1 (LADC-I) graduate certificate
"I chose Anna Maria College's Counseling Psychology program because of its caring clinical approach. With faculty who are practitioners in the field, their knowledge and insight into helping a wide array of clients and issues has expanded my understanding of how I can give great care to others."   - Joyce Momanyi, 5/2017
"The overwhelming majority of Anna Maria students come to the classroom with a wealth of clinical and professional experiences. I've found that this not only broadens the student body's knowledge base, but it allows for an incredibly diverse and engaging dialogue in the classroom. There can be a wide range of cultures, ages, and other different demographic considerations in my classes, yet these contrasts are united with a common passion for mental health issues and clinical practice."   - Dr. John M. Pratico, MA, CAGS, PsyD, LMHC
  • $72,580 is the median pay according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 19% expected job growth in the field according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics