Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Children & Adolescents
Lock Haven University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Children & Adolescents is an online Marriage & Family Therapy degree program from Lock Haven University.  With this concentration students learn ways to help children and adolescents manage and overcome the unique emotional disorders and challenges they face.  You will focus on the issues that the younger population are dealing with, including bullying, school problems, future goals and plans, social lives, parenting issues, and more, while also learning creative therapies for this group.  Courses in this concentration may include:

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling 
  • Creative Therapies for Children and Adolescents 
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling

Students completing this online Marriage & Family Therapy degree also gain knowledge and skills found in the general Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.  You will learn to effectively counsel diverse populations, advocate for clients and your profession, influence policy to enhance the counseling profession, and work on the prevention of mental and emotional disorders.  The primary goal for any counseling program is to learn to help clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Lock Haven University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent