For more than 30 years, Salve Regina University's graduate programs in holistic counseling have integrated a mind-body approach to mental health with exceptional counselor education and training. We offer a 60-credit master's degree in holistic clinical mental health counseling as well as a 48-credit master's degree in holistic counseling. Both programs provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for professional practice in a variety of health care and alternative therapy settings.
Nurture a Holistic Approach to Mental Health
A counseling degree with a holistic foundation provides students with a unique view on their clients' lived experiences. A broad set of counseling skills and theoretical frameworks prepares students to foster the emotional growth and well-being of their future clients by establishing relationships based on respect and empathy. Aligned with Salve Regina's mission, we seek to understand each student and client's developmental growth, honor their personhood and recognize the importance of social justice.
Courses for the holistic counseling programs are offered at our Newport, Rhode Island campus, with select courses offered online. In addition to the master’s degrees in holistic counseling, Salve Regina offers graduate certificates in clinical mental health, substance use disorders and substance use disorder foundations. Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just six years.
Our Counseling Faculty
With a deep passion for holistic mental health, Salve Regina’s counseling faculty are seasoned professionals with real-world expertise. We encourage students to connect with their instructors one-on-one for thoughtful discussions about professional aspirations and the qualifications needed for a counseling career.
Holistic Counseling Curriculum
The 60-credit master’s degree in holistic clinical mental health counseling combines coursework in traditional counseling and evidence-based holistic practices. Graduates are eligible to sit for the mental health counseling licensure exam in Rhode Island.
The 48-credit master’s degree in holistic counseling offers coursework in developmental psychology, holistic practices and social justice. Upon completion of this degree, graduates who wish to sit for the mental health counseling licensure exam in Rhode Island may apply to our clinical mental health certificate program.
Learn More About Salve Regina’s Holistic Counseling Programs
Through a holistic, social justice and developmental perspective, our master's-level programs in holistic counseling train students to work in various settings utilizing traditional counseling techniques and systems thinking with awareness of neuroscience and evidence-supported integrative practices. By considering a holistic approach to mental health, our graduates are better able to help their clients thrive.
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