Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of Northern Colorado prepares excellent professional counselors. We have a strong focus on clinical skills for work with 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 alums work in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, health care facilities, and residential treatment centers. Alums have also established thriving private practices.

Graduates typically achieve the credential of Licensed Professional Counselors 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 eligible to become National Certified  Counselors. 

Program Strengths Identified by Alums and Graduating Students

  • Live supervision.
  • The faculty’s knowledge and experience; practicum experience; internship program.
  • Interactive and dynamic approach to learning.
  • Professors are knowledgeable and overall are approachable.
  • Broad spectrum of profs 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.