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School of Counseling

Part of the College of Health Professions, UA's graduate-only School of Counseling promotes inter-professional activities, and a holistic approach to mental health care through accomplished faculty, high licensure examination and job placement rates and state-of-the-art technology offered through an in-house mental health clinic.

A school of distinction

UA professor and PhD students observe a counseling session through a two-way mirror at the School of Counseling clinic.


  • 92 percent licensure pass rate for UA graduates in 2017
  • Programs boasting 80-100 percent job placement rates
  • Faculty specializing in diverse treatment approaches using evidence-based practices
  • Small class sizes offered day and evening to accommodate working professionals


  • Pre-professional training with diverse populations at a community mental health clinic
  • Real-world training with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family and group modalities
  • Strong collaborative relationships with over 50 schools, mental health clinics and hospitals for internship and job placements


  • Cutting-edge supervision, computer lab and classroom technology
  • Training using electronic records and clinical scheduling systems
  • Sophisticated clinical electronic recording, monitoring and feedback systems
  • Web-enhanced instruction, course scheduling and technical support


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs and The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Therapy Education logosCACREP and COAMFTE

The UA School of Counseling houses Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accredited degrees in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy.

Prospective and current students

Inside School of Counseling

Graduate student counseling married couple in UA counseling clinic.


Chase Swaney and Fawn Gordon, School of Counseling students, presented ”The Impact of Ecotherapy on High-Level Wellness through the Holistic Model of Health” at the 2019 Ohio Counseling Association Spring Conference in Dublin, OH. IMAGE

 School of Counseling faculty member, Dr. Robert Schwartz, author of national article. Details.

UA School of Counseling graduates recognized for highest 2017 Professional Counselor Licensure Exam Pass Rate in Ohio. Details.

 Counseling professor, Dr. Julie Lenyk, leads the collaborate training program, First Responder Peer Support Training with the city of Akron's fire and police departments. Details.

Counseling PhD student, Rachel Bell, published an article in Family Therapy Magazine titled, "Mindfulness in the Clinical Classroom" for the Sept/Oct 2018 edition.


School of Counseling
The C.P. & Cornelia Chima Family Center
27 S. Forge Street
Akron, OH 44325-5007

Main office: 330-972-7779
Fax: 330-972-5292

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