A man and woman hold hands while speaking with a counselor

Do you hope to be a mental health counselor one day? Perhaps you want to specialize in treating people with addiction or work as a school counselor. Whatever path you hope to pursue in counseling, University of Detroit Mercy can help you get there with several graduate degree programs in counseling. Detroit Mercy’s nationally recognized counseling program can help you achieve your career goals.




Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • All of Detroit Mercy's Counseling programs are CACREP-accredited.
  • All Counseling program graduates are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor (LLPC).
  • Detroit Mercy offers the only Addiction Counseling program in Michigan and was among the first in the nation.
  • Detroit Mercy's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program emphasizes clinical practice, social justice, and program development.
  • Detroit Mercy’s School Counseling program is available to both teachers and non-teachers.
  • Research assistantships allow counseling students to work directly with faculty on various clinical research projects.
  • Counseling students complete a practicum in the University of Detroit Mercy Counseling Clinic, a no-cost teaching clinic that serves the public.
  • Students complete a 600-hour clinical field internship.
  • Courses are primarily taught by full-time faculty members.
  • 88% of graduates of Detroit Mercy's Counseling program are employed within 6 months of graduation.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy's counseling programs prepares professional counselors who are leaders in mental health practice and advocacy, and who embody the concepts of social justice, service, and cultural competence.

Your Boundless Future

Detroit Mercy counseling graduates are well-sought after and typically hired immediately upon graduation. Counseling graduates enjoy careers as clinical mental health counselors, addiction counselors, school counselors, clinical supervisors, administrators and program developers.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.


Contact Info

Nancy Calleja, Ph.D., LPC
Department Chair, Counseling and Addiction Studies

Featured Student

Stephanie Teller

Stephanie Tellier '17
M.A. Counseling Program

“Detroit Mercy's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program allowed me to collaborate and work closely with the faculty on projects that were important to me. With their help, I was able to uniquely cater my graduate studies to my passions, and foster the growth of my future career.”

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