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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
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
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
  • Designed for aspiring mental health counselors who want to treat mental illness
  • Study on campus or study online with both programs taught by expert NYU faculty
  • In each program, students may choose to spearhead their own research projects
  • NYU is ranked #36 in the Best National Universities by US News & World Report
  • Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, & Social Services
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 - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization

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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
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  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology
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  • 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
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - 100% online
  • South University brings over 115 years of tradition and achievement to a supportive online classroom
  • Topics covered include psychological disorders, personality development, social perception, and more
  • Concentrations include Behavioral Health, General Psychology, and Experimental/Research
Programs
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

A private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution, Antioch University serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states. All benefit from an education immersed in our core values of inclusiveness, social justice, experiential learning, and socially engaged, global citizenship.  For those students with high social ideals, an Antioch education provides the tools and perspectives to contribute positively to our society. For those with clear professional goals, an Antioch education supports the development of valued, transferrable skills to the workplace. Whatever your profession or goals, Antioch offers you the tools to transform your world for the better.

Programs
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

More New York Mental Health Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Albany-Schenectady-Troy 310 $38,790
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls 650 $35,200
Binghamton 80 $42,690
Glens Falls 70 $44,500
Kingston 100 $58,760
Rochester 500 $36,170
Syracuse 300 $38,400
Utica-Rome 130 $39,440
Watertown-Fort Drum 50 $47,880

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