MSMHC Students

About the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling Program

The CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students using the fundamentals of counseling theory and practice in an experiential and interpersonal learning environment. Our aim is to train professional counselors with a sound foundation in ethical behavior, counseling theories, contemporary research, and professional skills, creating a knowledge base and capacity for thinking that can be translated into effective counseling practice with children, adults, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds. We strive to guide our students to become more self-aware and self-reflective as they hone their intellectual, interpersonal, and counseling skills. We encourage critical thinking, emphasize professional integrity, and foster a commitment to mental health advocacy as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Annual Reports and Program Data

Prospective Students

Site Supervisors

If you are a site supervisor for practicum students or interns, check out your online orientation and trainings.


Meet the Faculty

Ellen Behrens, Ph.D

Ellen Behrens, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Jordan Briggs

Jordan Briggs

Adjunct - Master of Professional Counseling

Anna Lieber

Anna Lieber

Clinical Director

Patrick McMillion

Patrick McMillion

Assistant Professor


Contact Admissions

For questions and information related to admissions, please contact the program's enrollment coordinator in the Graduate Admissions Office: