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Spotlight: Get Your Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree

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Choosing the Right Program:

Choosing a master’s program is one of the most important steps you’ll take in your educational journey. Aside from simply offering the right program, you have to make sure the school has the appropriate accreditations, the professors are experienced and respected in the career field, and, above all, the program needs to adequately prepare you for the career ahead. Finding the right fit for a career in counseling is even more imperative – there are other people counting on your education and abilities.

The Art and Science of Counseling:

“There is an art and a science to counseling. You learn academically, you learn the science of counseling. Then you bring your own artistic nature into the counseling setting. If you care about people, if you’re interested in helping people, if you’re able to separate your own life from their life, then you’re a good candidate for the counseling program,” said Amberton Counseling Professor Dr. Lee Paul.

Unique Faculty Perspectives:

Working as a counselor requires a softened heart for others, and maintaining a professional and personal separation. Every counselor has special traits, empathies, attributes and interests that would make better counselors in certain areas. Becoming a counselor can be incredibly rewarding, but it will be vastly more rewarding if you use your gifts to bolster your education and to truly develop into the best counselor you can be.

Master's Programs in Counseling:

“All of our faculty, whether they are full-time or adjunct faculty, are clinicians first. I am really excited and glad to be a part of this team because everyone here brings something unique from a clinical perspective and not necessarily just from a research standpoint,” Amberton Associate Faculty member Dr. Levi Armstrong said.

For More Information:

Amberton offers three master’s programs focused in counseling—a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (formerly Professional Counseling), a Master of Arts in School Counseling, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. For professor insight about Amberton’s counseling programs, click here. To speak with advisors about Amberton being the right fit for you, call 972.694.4830 x180 or email advisor@amberton.edu.

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