Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of Northern Colorado prepares excellent professional counselors. We strive to help our students develop strong clinical skills to prepare them for work with diverse clientele across the developmental spectrum (children, youth, and adults).

What Career Options Are Available to Graduates of the UNC Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program?

Graduates from University of Northern Colorado’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program are qualified to accept a variety of counseling positions. Our alumni work in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, health care facilities, and residential treatment centers. Alumni have also established thriving private practices.

Graduates typically achieve the credential of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in Colorado, or the licensing agency in the states in which they reside. Because our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), graduates are also eligible to become National Certified  Counselors. 

Program Strengths Identified by Alumni and Graduating Students

  • Live supervision.
  • The faculty’s knowledge and experience; practicum experience; internship program.
  • Interactive and dynamic approach to learning.
  • Professors are approachable.
  • Broad spectrum of professors with diverse backgrounds and specialties.

What are the program requirements?

How Can You Obtain More Information?

For information about your application please contact Roberta Ochsner via phone at (970) 351-2731 or via email.