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Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association

We have attempted to include here a list of all Illinois graduate degree programs that could lead to licensure if the appropriate State of Illinois educational criteria is followed.

University Training Programs: CACREP Accreditation

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Counselor Licensure Educational Requirements IDFPR Description of Classes Required
If you are aware of a particular program that is not on the list, please email us at imhca@imhca.org.
School (a-z) Degree Contact Information  

CACREP
accred.

Adler School of Professional Psychology Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Peter Liu, Ph.D.
pliu@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional Psychology Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy
Deb Paskind, Ph.D.
dpaskind@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional Psychology Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Counseling
Amy Zavada, Ph.D.
azavada@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional Psychology Master of Arts in Counseling & Organizational Psychology
Peter Liu, Ph.D.
pliu@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional Psychology M.A. Counseling: Specialization in Forensic Psychology
Peter Liu, Ph.D.
pliu@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional Psychology Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
David Castro-Blanco, Ph.D., ABPP .
dcastroblanco@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Argosy University (Downtown Chicago) M.A. in Clinical Psychology 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Downtown Chicago) M.A. in Community Counseling 1 (800) 377-0617   Yes
Argosy University (Downtown Chicago) Ed. in Counseling Psychology 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Downtown Chicago) Ed. in Counselor Education & Supervision 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Downtown Chicago) PsyD. in Clinical Psychology 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Schaumburg) M.A. Clinical Psychology 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Schaumburg) M.A. in Community Counseling 1 (800) 377-0617   Yes
Argosy University (Schaumburg) Ed.D in Counseling Psychology 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Schaumburg) Ed.D in Counselor Education & Supervision 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Argosy University (Schaumburg) Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology 1 (800) 377-0617   No
Benedictine University Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Enrollment Center
admissions@ben.edu
(630) 829-6000
Enrollment Center
Lownik Hall
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
No
Bradley University Master of Arts in Human Development (Community/Agency Counseling)
Jobie Skaggs
jskaggs@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3191
Department of Human Development
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625
Yes
Bradley University Master of Arts in Human Development (School Counseling)
Bob Davison Aviles
Rdavisonaviles@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3174
Department of Human Development
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625
Yes
Capella University M.S. Mental Health Counseling 1-888-227-2736   Yes
Capella University M.S. Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy 1-888-227-2736   Yes
Capella University M.S. School Counseling 1-888-227-2736   Yes
Center For Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago
Advanced Certificate Program in Self Psychology and Religion
Catherine Burris-Schnur
crcpchicago@aol.com
(312) 263-4368 ext. 9179
30 N Michigan Ave #1920
Chicago, IL 60602
No
Chicago State University Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health)
Karen McCurtis-Witherspoon (Grad. Counseling Program Director)
kmccurti@csu.edu
(773) 995-3879
Department of Psychology
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Yes
Chicago State University Master of Arts in Counseling (School)
Karen McCurtis-Witherspoon (Grad. Counseling Program Director)
kmccurti@csu.edu
(773) 995-3879
Department of Psychology
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Yes
Chicago State University Type 73 Certification
Karen McCurtis-Witherspoon (Grad. Counseling Program Director)
kmccurti@csu.edu
(773) 995-3879
Department of Psychology
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
No
Columbia College Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling
Bethany Brownholtz
bbrownholtz@colum.edu
(312) 369-7697
The Department of Creative Arts Therapies
624 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
No
Concordia University Chicago M.A. Clinical Mental Helath Counseling
Direct Questions to:
grad.admission@cuchicago.edu
(708) 209-4093
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Yes
Concordia University Chicago M.A. School Counseling
Direct Questions to:
grad.admission@cuchicago.edu
(708) 209-4093
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Yes
Concordia University Chicago Type 73 Certification
Direct Questions to:
grad.admission@cuchicago.edu
(708) 209-4093
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
No
DePaul University M.A. Community Counseling
Direct Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
 
DePaul University M.Ed Community Counseling
Direct Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
 
DePaul University M.A. School Counseling
Direct Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
 
DePaul University M.Ed. School Counseling
Direct Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
No
Eastern Illinois University M.A. Clinical Psychology
Wesley Allan, Ph.D
wallan@eiu.edu
(217) 581-6611
Psychology Department
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
No
Eastern Illinois University Specialist in School Psychology
Mike Havey, Ph.D, Coordinator
jmhavey@eiu.edu
(217) 581-3523
Psychology Department
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
No
Eastern Illinois University M.S. in Counseling (Clinical)
Richard Roberts, Ph.D. Dept. Chair
rlroberts@eiu.edu
(217) 581-2400
Counseling & Student Development
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Yes
Eastern Illinois University M.S. in Counseling (School)
Richard Roberts, Ph.D. Dept. Chair
rlroberts@eiu.edu
(217) 581-2400
Counseling & Student Development
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Yes
Chicago School of Professional Psychology M.A. in Forensic Psychology phone: (312) 329-6600 325 N. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654 No
Chicago School of Professional Psychology M.A. in Clinical Psychology-Counseling Specialization phone: (312) 329-6600 325 N. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654 No
Chicago School of Professional Psychology M.A. in Clinical Psychology-Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization phone: (312) 329-6600 325 N. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654 No
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Master of Divinity
David Hogue, Ph.D.
david.hogue@garrett.edu
(847) 866-3983
2121 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201
No
Governors State University M.A Community Counseling

708.534.5000
gsunow@govst.edu

1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois 60466 Yes
Governors State University M.A. in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy 708.534.5000
gsunow@govst.edu
1University Parkway
University Park, Illinois 60466
Yes
Governors State University M.A School Counseling 708.534.5000
gsunow@govst.edu
1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois 60466 Yes
Illinois Institute of Technology M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling
Chow S. Lam, Ph.D.
lam@iit.edu
(312) 567-3515
Room 252, Life Sciencs Building
3101 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60616
No
Illinois State University M.S. and M.A. in Psychology Illinois State University
Department of Psychology
Phone: (309) 438-8651
Illinois State University
Department of Psychology
Campus Box 4620
Normal, IL 61790
No
Lewis University M.A. in School Counseling

Office of Graduate & Adult Admission
Phone: (815) 836-5610
Fax: (815) 836-5578
E-mail: grad@lewisu.edu

Office of Graduate & Adult Admission
Box 1213
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
No
Lewis University M.A. in Counseling Office of Graduate & Adult Admission
Phone: (815) 836-5610
Fax: (815) 836-5578
E-mail: grad@lewisu.edu
Office of Graduate & Adult Admission
Box 1213
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
No
Lindenwood University M.A. in School Counseling
Ken, Kubicek, Ph.D.
kkubicek@lindenwood.edu
(618) 222-1050
Professional & School Counseling Program
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
No
Lindenwood University M.A. in Professional Counseling
Ken, Kubicek, Ph.D.
kkubicek@lindenwood.edu
(618) 222-1050
Professional & School Counseling Program
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
No
Loyola University Chicago M. Ed. Educational Psychology School of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University Chicago M. Ed. / Ed. S. School Psychology School of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University Chicago M. A. Community Counseling School of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University Chicago M. Ed. Community Counseling School of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University Chicago M. Ed. School Counseling School of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University Chicago M.A. Pastoral Counseling School of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
McKendree University M.A. in Professional Counseling
Jim Cook, Ph.D., Director
jhcook@mckendree.edu
(618) 537-6875
Department of Psychology
McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
No
Midwestern University-Downers Grove Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) (630) 515-6171
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
No
National-Louis University M. S. Human Services/Gerontology Counseling Call Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu
  No
National-Louis University M. S Human Services/ Community Counseling Call Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu
  Yes
National-Louis University M. S. Human Services / School Counseling Call Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu
  Yes
National-Louis University Type 73 Endorsement Call Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu
  No
National-Louis University M. S. Human Services/Addictions Counseling Call Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu
  No
Northeastern Illinois University M.A. Community Counseling
Mei-Whei Chen , Ph.D.
M-chen@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5556
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Yes
Northeastern Illinois University M.A. Family Counseling
Sara Schwarzbaum, Ed.D.
S-schwarzbaum@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5553
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Yes
Northeastern Illinois University M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling
Ken Currier, Ph.D.
K-currier@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5576
Department of Counselor Education
5500 N. St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
No
Northeastern Illinois University M.A. School Counseling
Chuck Pistorio, Ph.D.
C-pistorio@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5551
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Yes
Northern Illinois University M.S. in Counseling: Career Counseling
Lee Rush , Ph.D.
lrush@niu.edu
(815)753-8210
Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Yes
Northern Illinois University M.S. in Counseling: Community Counseling
Debra Pender, Ph.D
dpender@niu.edu
(815)753-4906
Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Yes
Northern Illinois University M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Lin Shi, Ph.D
lshi@niu.edu
(815) 753-6349
Department of Family, Consumer, & Nutrition Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
No
Northern Illinois University M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling
Deborah Gough, Ed.D.
dgough@niu.edu
(815) 753-6519
Department of Communicative Disorders
DeKalb, IL 60115
No
Northern Illinois University Counselor Education and Supervision (Ed.D)     Yes
Northern Illinois University M.S. Counseling: School Counseling
Scott Wickman , Ph.D
swickman@niu.edu
(815)753-9324
Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Yes
Northwestern University Clinical Psychology

Mark Reinecke, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Psych.
m-reinecke@northwestern.edu
Phone (312) 908-1465

Division of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Abbott Hall, Suite 1205
710 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

No
Northwestern University Counseling Masters Program

Ava Carn-Watkins, Ph.D.
Interim Program Director
Counseling Psychology
counseling-psychology@northwestern.edu
(847) 733-4300

Counseling Psychology
Northwestern University
618 Library Place
Evanston, IL 60201
No
Olivet Nazarene University M.A. in Professional Counseling Rebecca Taylor, Ph.D., Director
rtaylor@olivet.edu
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
No
Olivet Nazarene University M.A. School Counseling Rebecca Taylor, Ph.D., Director
rtaylor@olivet.edu
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
No
Quincy University M.A. School Counseling
Laura Stephens
stephla@quincy.edu
(217) 228-5432 ext. 3404
1800 College
Quincy, IL 62301
No
Quincy University
M.A. Community Counseling
Laura Stephens
stephla@quincy.edu
(217) 228-5432 ext. 3404
1800 College
Quincy, IL 62301
No
Roosevelt University Community Counseling (312) 341-3500 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 Yes
Roosevelt University Clinical Mental Health Counseling (312) 341-3500 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 Yes
Roosevelt University M.A. in Clinical Professional Psychology (312) 341-3500 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 No
Roosevelt University M.A. in Clinical Psychology (312) 341-3500 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 No
Roosevelt University School Counseling (312) 341-3500 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 No
Roosevelt University Counseling and Human Services Master of Arts (312) 341-3500 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 No
Rosalind Franklin University M.S. Psychology: Clinical Counseling Kenneth Kessler, Ph.D., Program Director
Kenneth.Kessler@rosalindfranklin.edu
(847) 578-8740
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Rd
North Chicago, IL 60064
No
Saint Xavier University Community Counseling Chicago Campus: (773) 298-3000
Orland Park Campus: (708) 802-6200
Chicago Campus:
3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
Orland Park Campus: 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL 60467
No
Saint Xavier University School Counseling Chicago Campus: (773) 298-3000
Orland Park Campus: (708) 802-6200
Chicago Campus:
3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
Orland Park Campus: 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL 60467
No
Southern Illinois University Carbondale M.S. Ed. School Counseling
Brett Zyromski
zyromski@siu.edu
(618) 453-6918
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University Carbondale M.S. Ed. Community Counseling
Kimberly Asner-Self
kasner@siu.edu
(618) 536-7763
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University Carbondale M.S. Ed. Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy
Tracy Stinchfield
tstinch@siu.edu
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University Carbondale M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling
Thomas Upton, Ph.D.
tupton@siu.edu
(618) 453-8287
Rehabilitation Counseling, Suite 308
Rehabilitation Institute
Carbondale, IL 62901
No
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Ph.D Counselor Education
Kimberly Asner-Self
kasner@siu.edu
(618) 536-7763
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville M.A Art Therapy Counseling
Patricia "Gussie" Klorer, Ph.D.
pklorer@siue.edu
(618) 650-3109
Department of Art and Design
Box 1764
Edwardsville, IL 62026
No
The Chicago School of the Art Institute Master of Arts in Art Therapy (312) 899-7481
arttherapy@saic.edu
Sharp building, 7th floor
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
No
The Chicago Theological Seminary Master of Divinity (773) 752-5757 5757 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
No
Trinity International University Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
codept@tiu.edu
(847) 317-8045
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
No
Trinity International University M.A. Counseling Ministries
codept@tiu.edu
(847) 317-8045
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
No
University of Illinois-Champaign M.S. Rehabilitation
David Strauser, Ph.D.
strauser@uiuc.edu
(217) 244-3936
Department of Community Health
1206 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
No
University of Illinois-Chicago Clinical Psychology

pschinfo@uic.edu
(312) 996-2434

601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
No
University of Illinois-Springfield M.A. Human Development Counseling : Community Holly Thompson, Ph.D., Coordinator
hthom2@uis.edu
(217) 206-7568

Dept. of Human Development Counseling
U of I at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703

Yes
University of Illinois-Springfield M.A. in Human Development Counseling: School
James Klein, Ed.D., Coordinator
jklei4@uis.edu
(217) 206-6883
Dept. of Human Development Counseling
U of I at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
Yes
University of Illinois-Springfield M.A. In Human Development Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy
William Abler, Ph.D., Co-Coordinator
abler.bill@uis.edu
(217) 206-7567
Dept. of Human Development Counseling
U of I at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
No
Walden University M.S. Mental Health Counseling 1-866-492-5336   Yes
Webster University M.A. in Counseling
chicago@webster.edu
(815) 356-9619
Counseling Department
100 South Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
No
Western Illinois University Counselor Education Department - Community Counseling
Dr. Rebecca Newgent - Department Chair
ra-newgent@wiu.edu
 
 
Department of Counselor Education
3561 60th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Yes
Western Illinois University Counselor Education Department - School Counseling
Dr. Rebecca Newgent - Department Chair
ra-newgent@wiu.edu
Department of Counselor Education
3561 60th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Yes
Wheaton College Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) Kelly Flanagan - Psy.D. Program Director
kelly.flanagan@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5754
Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
No
Wheaton College M.A. in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling
Pamela Davis, CMHC Program Director
pamela.davis@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5194
Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
No
Wheaton College M.A. in Counseling Ministries
Michael Mangis, Program Coordinator
michael.w.mangis@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5757
Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
No
Wheaton College M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
David Van Dyke, Program Director
david.vandyke@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5175
Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
No

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