Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Welcome to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling website. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a challenging, yet embracing environment for professional counselor preparation

Concentrations are available in:

In addition, graduate certificates are available in Expressive Arts Therapy and Addictions Counseling.

(These certificate programs do not qualify for NBCC credit)

For CMHC Program outcomes and vital statistics reports, please click here:  https://rcoe.appstate.edu/about/assessment-accreditation

     Approved Continuing Education Provider badge on the National Board for Certified Counselors logo  and a Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs logo with "Acrredited" badge

Appalachian State University (ASU) - Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3001.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  ASU – Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Department Awards

  • Administrator of the Year Award, Dr. Mark Schwarze (CMHC Program Director), 2016
  • Ella Stephens Barrett Award, Dr. Christina Rosen (CMHC Professor), 2016
  • Beginning Counselor Award, Brittany Bodwell (CMHC Alumni), 2016
  • Devoted Service Award, Angela Brooks-Livingston (CMHC Alumni), 2016
  • Mary Thomas Burke Professional Mentor Award, Suzanne Ward (CMHC Alumni), 2016
  • Outstanding Addictions Counseling Program...International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC) 2006
  • ASU University Deans' Award for Excellence in Graduate Education...Community Counseling 2005-06
  • Robert Frank Outstanding ACES Program Award (1992)
  • ...many more to come!