The Mount Mary College Master of Science in Counseling program is designed to prepare professionals who possess a sense of vision, are committed to social justice, are effective communicators and are skilled to assist individuals, families and/or groups in achieving their potential.
Counselors help people to overcome mental and emotional disorders and also help them to manage problems with their family and friends. Due to growth in the population, more people are expected to seek treatment for mental and emotional problems, increasing the demand for counselors. Additionally, individuals are more likely to seek a counselor over a psychiatrist or psychologist because it is a more affordable alternative.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for counselors are expected to increase at a faster rate than the average for other occupations over the next decade. For more information, go to:www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/mental-health-counselors-and-marriage-and-family-therapists.htm#tab-6
Counselors can work in:
- Individual and family services
- Nursing homes
- Residential and outpatient mental health and substance abuse facilities
- Other clinical, educational, and rehabilitative settings