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Counseling and Psychology

In these programs, you can prepare to address the needs of your community as a mental health professional—whether you are seeking initial licensure in this field or advancing your current therapy career.

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Help others transform their lives

In Lesley’s master’s-level Counseling and Psychology programs, you’ll blend psychology-based theoretical study and field experiences to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to more effectively address the needs of your clients.

Programs of study

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Holistic Studies Specialization
    • Professional Counseling Specialization
    • School and Community Specialization
    • Trauma Studies Specialization
  • MA in Counseling Psychology
    • School Counseling Specialization

Under the guidance of our experienced, passionate team of faculty-practitioners, take courses in current theory, emerging issues, cultural psychology, and research methods so you can meet professional challenges and serve a diverse group of clients. You’ll also participate in a rigorous internship program that will help you translate theory into practice.

In addition to Counseling & Psychology programs delivered on our main campus in Cambridge, MA, you may pursue your master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in a convenient weekend model in Barnstable, MA, beginning January 2018.

“I never doubted my ability to be present with clients and their feelings—no matter what emotions came up—because of the field training I received at Lesley.”

Jenn Turner ‘13, Coordinator of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Program at the Trauma Center, Brookline, MA
Distinguished faculty

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Professors, not graduate students, teach 100% of our classes. Among our faculty, 92% hold the highest degrees in their field of study.


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Individualized attention

Support breeds success

Our faculty put students first. When you come to Lesley, you’ll receive one-on-one support and mentorship from your professors throughout the program.

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