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Experience Transformational Change

As a student in Saybrook’s Seattle-based Counseling program, you will not only earn an MA in Psychology, but you will also acquire the knowledge, experience, and practical skills needed to become a professional Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor. Delivered through face-to-face conferences onsite in Seattle, this program immerses you in dynamic, experiential learning to build your confidence and competencies in “the self of the therapist,” and develops your skills to implement core counseling theories. You'll learn from faculty who have years of clinical experience and maintain active clinical practices within the Seattle area. 

Internships: High Ratings for LIOS MA Students

All Counseling students do internships during their second year. Our students consistently receive high ratings in their internship settings, especially for their self-awareness and the capacity to artfully engage in the therapeutic relationship with clients.

Multiple Licensure Options Available

Our Seattle MA in Psychology with a specialization in Counseling prepares you for licensing in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor or as a Marriage and Family Therapist (50 credits), or in Oregon and California as a Licensed Professional Counselor (60 credits). Please discuss licensure compatibility for other states with our faculty.

Employment Opportunities

The demand for marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors is increasing. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics project that employment for counselors will grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations as more people have mental health counseling services covered by their insurance policies.

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Counseling alumna Laura Edelstein

Kate Butcher

Counseling alumna Laura Edelstein works with individuals, families, and couples, as well as serving as a drug and alcohol counselor. In her work, she conducts drug, alcohol, and mental health assessments, and leads outpatient groups. Laura says that Saybrook's psychology program in Seattle helped define her approach as a therapist and put her on the path to success. She was offered a job through the connections she made even before she graduated. "At my internship site, I was hired because of the [Counseling program's] reputation."  She highlights the advantage of her Saybrook education as learning "to be able to sit with anyone [who] comes in the room."