Projected Career Growth:
Mental Health Counseling

Bastyr University Clinic

Your rotation at the Bastyr clinic will begin within your first year during the Spring term of the program. You will get excellent practice in basic counseling and assessment skills as you assist clients with mental health issues, providing a great foundation for your future career.

Speaking of careers in mental health, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2031, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Insurance companies are increasingly providing reimbursement of counselors as a less costly alternative to psychiatrists and psychologists.

The growing demand for mental health professionals will allow a graduate of Bastyr’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program to successfully:

Practice as an independent licensed mental health counselor

Work in a variety of integrative clinical settings

Pursue doctoral study in psychology or related fields

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