Adler University  

Adler University’s Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program prepares socially responsible clinicians to provide culturally sensitive therapeutic services in a wide range of clinical settings.

Our distinctive practitioner-focused program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which recognizes programs that meet or exceed the highest standards for counselor preparation.

Students have the option of selecting either an on-campus or online modality.

The on-campus modality is designed for students who prefer learning in a traditional classroom format. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoons, and evenings, and some courses are also offered in a hybrid (online or partially online) or weekend format. Full-time students in the on-campus modality can complete the program in 2 years; part-time students can complete the program in 3-4 years.

Our innovative program is designed to prepare clinical mental health counselors to serve diverse populations in both the public and private sectors. Students will train with faculty who are experienced counseling professionals and social justice activists, and graduates of the CMHC program are empowered and equipped to be agents of change for individuals, families, groups, communities, and society.

As a diverse community of learners, faculty, and students, we are dedicated to social justice advocacy through exemplary instruction, clinical work, community engagement, leadership, and scholarship. It is our goal to work collaboratively with the community to eradicate social inequities and enhance the well-being of individuals, groups, couples, and families across the life span.

Re-Accreditation In-Process

Institution Location

17 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago IL
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Campus Locations

Chicago Campus (accredited since July 2016) and Online delivery (accredited since January 2018)

Program Degree


Program Contact

Dr. Tsui-Yee Chow

Accredited Under Standards


  • Graduates of this program are considered CACREP graduates beginning January 7, 2015
  • Accreditation Start Date: July 7, 2016
  • Accreditation Expiration: October 31, 2022
  • Accreditation Status: 8 Year

Status Information

The program was found to meet all standards in a satisfactory manner.