Help young people reach their academic and personal potential.
Train to excel as a counselor in diverse primary and secondary school environments. Learn to work with children, adolescents, families, teachers, and administrators while gaining consultation skills that support schools and community settings to address the needs of individuals and groups served. After completing your supervised field training hours, you will be eligible for both licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in addition to the initial license as School Counselor (K-8 or 5-12) or School Adjustment Counselor (Grades K -12) from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Through our graduate program in school and community counseling, you’ll work with children and adolescents, as well as their families, to build an environment of respect, cooperation, and support.
At Lesley, we recognize the importance of regarding schools and communities as ideal places to promote growth, healing, and social change. You’ll benefit from our ongoing partnerships with public schools in the Boston area, and also from our well-established reputation training counselors for over 40 years.
Here, you’ll receive training that integrates school counseling with mind-body behavioral health, trauma studies, and social justice advocacy. As you gain the skills to guide youth toward personal and academic goals, you’ll learn to recognize multiple worldviews and the power of connection in the context of learning and counseling.
Choose to specialize in adjustment counseling or school counseling, and complete two internships. You’ll graduate prepared for professional licensure with options for working in both school and community settings in addition to being well prepared to make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth and their families.