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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in New York

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kingston, Ithaca and Rochester
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Syracuse, Utica and Poughkeepsie
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New York, Nassau and Rochester

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in New York

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Kingston, Albany and Rochester

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Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • M.A. Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
Programs
  • Master of Mental Health Counseling

Founded in 1890, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is dedicated to educating students for social change both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School offers programs on campus and online in fields such as applied psychology, education, health, media, music, and art. All programs are led by expert faculty who encourage students to pursue knowledge and skills both inside and outside the classroom.

 

The Counseling@NYU online program from NYU Steinhardt confers a master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness degree. The Counseling@NYU program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) under the Masters in Counseling Accreditation Committee (MCAC) standards.

 

 

Programs
  • MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization
  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology
  • Does psychology interest you? See if Grand Canyon University could be a good fit for your journey in discovering the human mind!
  • GCU offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in either General Psychology or Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at GCU provides a job focused education, blending the study of traditional humanities in a modern context.
  • GCU offers a variety of learning options, including: traditional degree programs offered at our main campus, online degrees, or evening classes meeting once a week at various locations.
  • Founded in 1949, GCU is a regionally accredited, private Christian university and is recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation.
  • Request information and learn more about our program offerings, start dates, financial aid and more!
Programs
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

More New York Mental Health Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Garden City
Doctorate
8,308
Binghamton
Associate
6,558
Brooklyn
Masters
16,087
New York
Masters
14,392
Bronx
Associate
5,112
Brooklyn
Associate
14,962
Long Island City
Associate
15,169
Buffalo
Masters
4,984
Plattsburgh
Associate
2,120
Corning
Associate
5,072
Poughkeepsie
Associate
8,248
Buffalo
Associate
13,053
Canandaigua
Associate
5,351
Batavia
Associate
6,472
Troy
Associate
12,296
New Rochelle
Masters
4,323
Brooklyn
Doctorate & First Professional
8,174
Brookville
Doctorate
8,361
Orangeburg
Masters
404
Poughkeepsie
Masters
5,727
Buffalo
Masters
2,929
Utica
Associate
6,044
Sanborn
Associate
6,331
Saranac Lake
Associate
1,739
New York
Doctorate & First Professional
12,912
Brockport
Masters
8,303
New Paltz
Masters
7,690
Oswego
Masters
8,660
Plattsburgh
Masters
6,259
Valhalla
Associate
12,073
Rochester
Doctorate
3,793
Schenectady
Associate
4,367
Selden
Associate
22,092
Loch Sheldrake
Associate
1,611
Dryden
Associate
3,213
New York
Doctorate
17,129
Stone Ridge
Associate
3,298
Buffalo
Doctorate & First Professional
28,054

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New York. 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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Albany 310 $31,680
Schenectady 310 $31,680
Troy 310 $31,680
Buffalo 650 $29,780
Cheektowaga 650 $29,780
Niagara Falls 650 $29,780
Binghamton 80 $37,300
Glens Falls 70 $41,450
Kingston 100 $58,290
Rochester 500 $34,970
Syracuse 300 $36,760
Utica 130 $32,280
Rome 130 $32,280
Watertown 50 $47,110
Fort Drum 50 $47,110

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