Virginia Mental Health Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mental Health Counselors in Virginia

Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Winchester, Lynchburg and Roanoke
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Blacksburg, Charlottesville and Richmond
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Virginia Beach, Richmond and Roanoke

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Blacksburg, Richmond and Winchester

Schools for Mental Health Counselors in Virginia are listed below.

Selected Mental Health Counseling Schools in Virginia

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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

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Psychology - Bachelor
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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
South University
Glen Allen, Virginia Beach

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

  • Programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), Psychology (BA)
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

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

Sacred Heart University Online 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

  • Programs: MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization , MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Degrees: Master

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: PhD in Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate
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More Virginia Mental Health Counseling Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave Weyers Cave Associate 4,084
James Madison University Harrisonburg Doctorate 17,918
Longwood University Farmville Masters 4,727
Lynchburg College Lynchburg Masters 2,490
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Associate 41,266
Old Dominion University Norfolk Doctorate 22,287
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke Associate 8,653

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

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


Blacksburg 270 $38990 4.22
Christiansburg 270 $38990 4.22
Radford 270 $38990 4.22
Harrisonburg 60 $48050 1.1
Charlottesville 120 $54150 1.24
Richmond 1960 $41150 3.42
Roanoke 560 $40790 3.96
Lynchburg 540 $40820 5.87
Staunton 60 $56710 1.47
Waynesboro 60 $56710 1.47
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