Students in our counseling programs are dedicated to helping others live full and enriched lives. Central to this goal, as to all counseling work, is the belief that all people are capable of growth and development. Our programs reflect that principle. Through coursework and field placements, you will develop the skills, cultural competencies, and self-awareness necessary for building collaborative relationships with clients. Our supportive, knowledgeable faculty will introduce you to the most advanced counseling theories. Throughout your studies, you will apply your learning and gain clinical experience in supervised practice throughout the city, in a wide variety of agency placement sites.
In each of our programs, you will benefit from Hunter’s diverse student body, dedicated faculty, and strong clinical focus. School Counselors advance to work with students and families in educational environments, Kindergarten through college, and may also find employment in hospitals, correctional facilities, and community organizations. Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduates practice in a range of community-based settings, providing person-centered counseling to individuals with disabilities and their families across the life span. Graduates from our Mental Health Counseling program become counselors for individuals and families across the lifespan, in agencies, hospitals, and other settings, including private practice. Mental Health Counselors are also led through the process to receive NY State licensure.
Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling programs admit students each spring and fall semester. The Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate program only admits candidates in the fall semester.