Mental health has become one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S. Every year, about one in five adults will experience a mental illness. Less than half of those in need will receive mental health treatment.
Why do so few get treated? One reason is that there isn’t enough help to go around. Nearly half of the country lives in a mental health care professional shortage area – where there are not enough providers to care for the population.
Pursuing a career in counseling means making a commitment to help people and families through difficult times. It’s also an opportunity to reach underserved individuals and provide help to those who desperately need it.
Counseling graduate students at Regis get a foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical, real-world skills. They’re also asked to look within themselves and explore how their passions can help change the world around them. Armed with expertise in the field and a motivation to serve, future counselors and therapists at Regis have the strengths to make a difference and the ability to act upon it.
If you have an inquisitive mind, excellent communication abilities and the desire to help people improve their lives, consider answering the calling to become a counselor or therapist. Explore our graduate programs in counseling and marriage and family therapy or get in touch with one of our helpful admissions counselors.