California Mental Health Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mental Health Counselors in California

Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, Vallejo and Fresno
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oxnard, Santa Ana and Bakersfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bakersfield, Hanford and Fresno

Schools for Mental Health Counselors in California are listed below.

Selected Mental Health Counseling Schools in California

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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour, AA in Psychology, BS in Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Counseling Psychology (EdD), Counseling Psychology (MA), Clinical Psychology (PsyD), more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master, Bachelor

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Psychology - BA, General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Programs: M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master
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More California Mental Health Counseling Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
American River College Sacramento Associate 33,821
Bethany University Scotts Valley Masters 537
Butte College Oroville Associate 12,228
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles Masters 368
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
College of the Desert Palm Desert Associate 8,597
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
College of the Siskiyous Weed Associate 2,782
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park Associate 28,889
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Hartnell College Salinas Associate 9,890
Imperial Valley College Imperial Associate 8,682
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe Associate 2,576
Lassen Community College Susanville Associate 1,829
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills Associate 19,526
Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Associate 6,095
Mendocino College Ukiah Associate 4,347
Merced College Merced Associate 10,890
Merritt College Oakland Associate 6,944
Mission College Santa Clara Associate 8,832
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Napa Valley College Napa Associate 7,169
Oxnard College Oxnard Associate 6,803
Palo Verde College Blythe Associate 3,831
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Porterville College Porterville Associate 3,773
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Diego City College San Diego Associate 17,013
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
San Jose City College San Jose Associate 9,805
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara Associate 21,632
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
West Hills College-Coalinga Coalinga Associate 2,833
West Los Angeles College Culver City Associate 9,975
Yuba College Marysville Associate 9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health Counselors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 210 $43070 0.77
Fresno 200 $42170 0.63
Chico 80 $52760 1.12
El Centro 30 $64820 0.59
Redding 60 $41560 1.04
Riverside 970 $38060 0.8
San Bernardino 970 $38060 0.8
Ontario 970 $38060 0.8
Sacramento 1060 $29610 1.31
Roseville 1060 $29610 1.31
Arden 1060 $29610 1.31
Arcade 1060 $29610 1.31
Salinas 160 $36440 1.05
San Diego 700 $39380 0.56
Carlsbad 700 $39380 0.56
Los Angeles 4280 $45770 0.82
Long Beach 4280 $45770 0.82
Anaheim 4280 $45770 0.82
Napa 50 $78280 0.75
Santa Cruz 130 $36570 1.51
Watsonville 130 $36570 1.51
Santa Maria 60 $39260 0.38
Santa Barbara 60 $39260 0.38
Santa Rosa 200 $44110 1.14
San Francisco 1840 $43540 0.9
Oakland 1840 $43540 0.9
Hayward 1840 $43540 0.9
Vallejo 110 $39760 0.92
Fairfield 110 $39760 0.92
Visalia 130 $46700 0.99
Porterville 130 $46700 0.99
Merced 70 $53890 1.1
Modesto 200 $38580 1.32
Stockton 130 $33240 0.62
Lodi 130 $33240 0.62
San Jose 710 $43320 0.76
Sunnyvale 710 $43320 0.76
Santa Clara 710 $43320 0.76
Yuba City 0 $30100 0
San Luis Obispo 130 $0 1.3
Paso Robles 130 $0 1.3
Arroyo Grande 130 $0 1.3
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