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Loyola University's Department of Counseling

Healing People, Helping Communities

As you train to be a skilled clinical mental health counselor, your graduate program will emphasize academic and experiential learning, and learning about self. You’ll be prepared for professional counselor licensure as well as advanced graduate work.

Program Philosophy and Mission Statement

Loyola’s Counseling Program offers eligible counseling graduate students a carefully designed curriculum that will prepare them personally, academically, and professionally to become skilled clinical mental health counselors. One of the program’s core beliefs is that effective professional counselor preparation requires a continuous blending of three types of learning: academic learning, experiential learning, and learning about self. Thus, this program, consistent with the Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person, is designed to help students gain knowledge, understanding, and skills in a planned sequence that builds toward more advanced concepts and more sophisticated clinical interventions.  Ethical, social, and cultural concerns are emphasized throughout the program.


student Achievements + Research

Nina Stewart receives Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award

Nina Stewart was selected as the 2014-2015 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award.

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faculty Achievements + Research

Counseling Faculty Dr. Christine Ebrahim Presented at LACES

Dr. Ebrahim presented with current master's students Ari Evans and Alison Philips at the Louisiana Career Development Association's annual conference in Baton Rouge last month.

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alumni Achievements + Research

Beyond the Degree

Loyola welcomed back Loyola Counseling Alumni for a panel discussion.

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