Counseling Psychology

Welcome to the Counseling Psychology program


The Program in Psychological Counseling is dedicated to the preparation of psychological counselors who facilitate the normal and optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan. Our students are taught to use strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation to assist others in developing effective coping skills and responses to their environments.

Our Degrees


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Master of Education

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) offers two tracks — Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling — and a Bilingual Latina/o Mental Health concentration for students to gain professional education and work toward professional licensure and/or certification.

Online Master of Education in School Counseling

Our new online Ed.M. Program in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to become school counselors with awareness, knowledge, and skills to foster development for all K-12 students. This program also offers an on-campus experiential summer intensive. Upon completion, students obtain the school counselor certification in New York State and are also positioned for meaningful careers across the country.

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Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

The Ph.D. offers doctoral training in health service psychology within a multicultural context. Our training model is premised upon the belief that academic scholarship and research are inseparable from professional practice. At Teachers College you will study with faculty whose work has shaped the counseling profession.

The Ph.D. also offers a Bilingual Latinx Mental Health Concentration.

Advanced Certificates


Sexuality, Women, and Gender

‌The 15-credit Sexuality, Women, and Gender Certificate is the first program of its kind approved by New York State. Join educators, researchers, practitioners, and activists dedicated to enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and women.

College Advising

The Advanced Certificate in College Advising equips dedicated counselors, educators, and other stakeholders to demystify the college admissions process.

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