Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program provides you with learning opportunities in the areas of individual, family, and group counseling.

You'll be prepared for entry-level counseling positions in:

  • Community mental health agencies
  • Human service organizations
  • Outpatient counseling centers
  • Drug and alcohol treatment programs
  • Psychiatric hospitals

Our 60-hour program includes:

  • Core courses for the MEd
  • Additional classroom instruction specific to clinical counseling
  • Practicum and internship
  • Relevant on-site training in mental health settings

Program Advisor

Michael A. Williams, Sr, PhD


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Lynchburg College is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through October 31, 2014. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.)

"I chose LC for its high academic standards, and I was impressed with the experiential elements of the counseling program. The faculty were committed to my personal and professional growth from the start."
Thomas Field '11, mental health counselor, Centra