Counseling (MA) — Clinical Mental Health Counseling

State Licensure Requirements

Counseling (M.A.) — Specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marymount’s Master of Arts in Counseling program specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling are accredited by CACREP, 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Individuals are eligible to sit for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) examination at Marymount toward the end of their program of study and begin the supervised experience necessary to become a licensed professional counselor upon completion of this degree program. Electives in any specializations should be done in consultations with advisors to meet licensure requirements in other states.

Students who are interested in working in states other than Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  State boards will generally evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as state-specific examinations, background checks, fees, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply.

Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure and certification requirements prior to enrolling in these programs.

Last Update: May 2020

State State Licensure Board Disclosure
Alabama Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Alabama.
Alaska Alaska Board of Professional Counselors This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Alaska.
Arizona Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Arizona.
Arkansas Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Arkansas.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in California. California requires an additional course in psychopharmacology, which can be taken as an elective at Marymount.
Colorado Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Colorado.
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Public Health, Professional Counselor Licensure This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Connecticut.
Delaware Professional Counsel of Mental Health Licensure This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Delaware.
District of Columbia DC Health Professional Counseling Licensing This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in the District of Columbia. .
Florida Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Florida. Florida requires an additional course in Human Sexuality, which can be taken as an elective at Marymount.
Georgia Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Georgia.
Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Hawaii.
Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Idaho.
Illinois Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Illinois.
Indiana Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Indiana.
Iowa Iowa Department of Public Health This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Iowa.
Kansas Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Kansas.
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Kentucky.
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Louisiana.
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Maine.
Maryland Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Maryland.
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Massachusetts.
Michigan Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Michigan.
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Minnesota.
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Mississippi.
Missouri Missouri Division of Professional Registration This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Missouri.
Montana Board of Behavioral Health This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Montana.
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Nebraska.
Nevada State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marraige and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Nevada.
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in New Hampshire.
New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in New Jersey.
New Mexico New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in New Mexico.
New York Professional Education Program Review This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in New York. .
North Carolina NC Counseling Association This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in North Carolina.
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in North Dakota.
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Ohio.
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Oklahoma.
Oregon Oregon State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Oregon. .
Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island RI Department of Health, Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage, Family, and Mental Health Therapy This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Rhode Island.
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in South Carolina.
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in South Dakota.
Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure inTennessee.
Texas Texas Department of State Helath Services- Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Texas.
Utah Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Utah.
Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health – VT Secretary of State’s Office This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Vermont. .
Virginia Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Counseling These programs meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Virginia.
Washington Certified Counselors and Hypnotherapists Advisory Committee This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Washington.
West Virginia WV Board Examiners in Counseling This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in West Virginia.
Wisconsin State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Wisconsin.
Wyoming Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board This program meets educational requirements to pursue licensure in Wyoming..
American Samoa n/a Marymount cannot determine if this program meets licensure requirements in American Samoa. Students who are interested in working in American Samoa should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.
Guam Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners This program does not meet licensure requirements in Guam. Guam requires an additional course in the history of Guam, which Marymount does not offer.
Northern Mariana Islands n/a Marymount cannot determine if this program meets licensure requirements in the Northern Mariana Islands. Students who are interested in working in the Northern Mariana Islands should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Marymount cannot determine if this program meets licensure requirements in Puerto Rico. Students who are interested in working in Puerto Rico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.
U.S. Virgin Islands n/a Marymount cannot determine if this program meets licensure requirements in the US Virgin Islands. Students who are interested in working in the Virgin Islands should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.