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Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

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During the COVID-19 emergency, we will not always be able to help you in-person, but we can still help you virtually!  Please use this contact list to stay in touch:

Dr. Lu Oprea, Assistant Professor

Dr. Diane Reese, Assistant Professor

Dr. Samantha Knox, Director of Clinical Training; 202-884-9563

Dr. Mary Romanello; 202-884-9677

Do you want to pursue professional counselor licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia or another state?

Our Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in clinical mental health counseling provides for comprehensive study as well as supervised field training dedicated to preparing you for entry into the counseling profession.

You will be prepared to take the examination to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), which would authorize you to work in schools, communities and private practices. At Trinity, you will receive individual attention to your interests and goals and will encounter learning experiences that emphasize an integration of theory, research and ethical practice in counseling children, adolescents and families of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Like all of our graduates, you will be qualified to provide individual and group counseling, to implement assessment and consultation services, and to develop, direct and evaluate comprehensive counseling services.

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Featured Courses

COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling COUN 606 Trauma & Crisis Intervention in Counseling

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Career Paths

  • Mental Health Counselor 
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Private Practitioner

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Our clinical mental health counseling program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.).

The School of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, and meets state certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia..

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