Wake Forest University's Master of Arts in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health online program is dedicated to training highly-skilled counselors, who are committed to serving the needs of their communities. Whether they are working in mental health, substance abuse and addictions, career counseling or other counseling specialties, students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service to humanity and promote prevention, early intervention and wellness.
Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing: The Wake Forest counseling program prepares students for careers as mental health counselors. As a CACREP-accredited program, the program of study through the Department of Counseling meets the licensure requirements for most states. However, certain states may have other requirements, for example four states do not accept online degree programs for licensure. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their state licensing boards to determine what requirements are necessary and to plan for meeting those requirements, if any.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling program are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which leads to certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).