Department of
Counselor Education


Clinical Counseling Program


Information about the Profession


Professional Organizations

The program prepares professional counselors who qualify for membership in the nation’s two primary professional mental health counseling associations:


Licenses & Certifications

Students of the Clinical Counseling program at ESU will have the opportunity to complete the necessary coursework to apply for several licenses and certifications including, but not limited to the following:


Employment Information

The Clinical Counseling profession continues to expand. Starting salaries depend on the type of practice and geographical area.

The federal O*NET Online source provides these statistics for Clinical Counselors:

  • Median wages (2011): $39,190 annual
  • Projected growth (2012-2020): Above average (29% or higher)
  • Top industries (2010): Health Care, Social Assistance, and Government