Illinois Mental Health Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mental Health Counselors in Illinois

Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago and Rockford
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Peoria and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago and Rockford

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago and Champaign

Schools for Mental Health Counselors in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Mental Health Counseling Schools in Illinois

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Consumer Behavior, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Organizational Behavior
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS in Psychology - General Psychology, MS in Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Psychology, Master of Science in General Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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
  • Degrees: Master, Associate

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

  • Programs: Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

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

  • Programs: M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Counseling Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate, Certificate
Judson University
Elgin, Rockford

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Sacred Heart University Online 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master
Argosy University
Chicago, Phoenix, Schaumburg

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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: Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Counseling Psychology (EdD), Psychology (BA) (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More Illinois Mental Health Counseling Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Adler School of Professional Psychology Chicago Doctorate 549
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago Associate 8,633
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago Associate 10,993
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Governors State University University Park Doctorate 5,692
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Fairfield Associate 2,102
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby Associate 4,103
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
National-Louis University Chicago Doctorate 7,405
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Masters 12,814
Northern Illinois University Dekalb Doctorate & First Professional 25,254
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Rock Valley College Rockford Associate 7,923
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Saint Augustine College Chicago Chicago Bachelor 1,289
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
Shawnee Community College Ullin Associate 2,176
South Suburban College South Holland Associate 6,260
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg Associate 2,606
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. 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


Bloomington 0 $34780 0
Peoria 280 $36590 1.71
Rockford 70 $43770 0.48
Kankakee 60 $41240 1.51
Springfield 90 $35620 0.9
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