William James College offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with 4 areas of emphasis including a General Counseling track, Couples and Family Therapy (MFT), Forensic and Correctional Counseling, Health and Behavioral Medicine, and Substance Use and Addictions. Our programs are primarily offered on-site at our Boston area campus with some options for blended learning. Students can participate in the MA program full-time in 2 years or part-time in 3 years. Our Department Chair will meet with individual students to customize a part-time program to meet your schedule needs. All William James College students participate in hands-on supervised field experience through counseling internships and practica.
Graduates of this program will have fulfilled all educational requirements to qualify for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Our Couples and Family Therapy area of emphasis also qualifies you for licensure in Massachusetts as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
In addition to our Counseling areas of emphasis, students can participate in Cross-Departmental Concentrations, including African and Caribbean Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Latino Mental Health, and Military and Veterans Psychology.
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We enroll new students into our Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA program every January and late August. Click here to see our timing and deadlines.
Counseling Program Areas of Emphasis
African & Caribbean Mental health equips students with the knowledge & skills to provide culturally-sensitive & evidence-based mental health services to individuals, families & groups of Black, African, African-American & Caribbean ancestry. Learn More.
Global Mental Health prepares students to provide culturally sensitive and evidence based approaches that emphasize the social determinants of mental health, local needs, and culturally informed community building. Learn more.
Latino Mental Health helps students gain the language skills, cultural sensitivity and clinical competence to provide high-quality care to Latino populations and to become leaders who can help eliminate societal disparities in access and quality of care. Learn more.
Military and Veterans Psychology is a coordinated array of efforts to train culturally competent mental health professionals to provide services to military service members, veterans, and their families. Learn more.