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Counselor Education
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester-hour, CACREP approved program that meets the academic requirements for license as a Professional Counselor (PC) in the State of Ohio. The program offers a strong clinical base to students to work in a variety of mental health settings ranging from community based agencies with managed care and private practice to employee assistance programs. This program meets the clinical competencies outlined in the Ohio Counselor license law.

According to the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA):

"Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a distinct profession with national standards for education, training, and clinical practice. Clinical Mental Health Counselors are highly skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. They combine traditional psychotherapy with practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution" (AMHCA) To plan your program, please click on the master schedule, a regular course sequence, and an accelerated course sequence for the Clinical Mental Health Program located here. If you need a program of study, it is located under Program Requirements under the Menu.


The number of program graduates from the past year is 16
The program completion rate is 99%
The licensure or certification examination pass rate is 95% on first attempt
The job placement rate 75%


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Phone: 216-687-4613
Fax: 216-687-5378

Program Coordinator
Elliott Ingersoll
Phone: 216-687-5291