Become A Practicing Clinician with Hands-On Training

Driving to provide high-quality experiences to students who strive for individual academic excellence is at the core of Webster University’s Department of Professional Counseling. Our diverse faculty have created a culturally inclusive program that provides our students with the theory and skills to effectively work with individuals, couples, families, students, children, and more in a variety of mental health settings.

Explore more about our training, which contributes to an enhanced quality of life for individuals on a local, national, and global scale, and join a high-demand profession in a rapidly-changing world.

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Our Professional Counseling Points of Distinction

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  • Available at Webster campuses nationwide, as well as internationally in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Classes are limited to a maximum of 24 students to create an ideal environment for learning, interaction, and discovery.
  • Students complete a 15-month clinical counseling field experience, gaining hands-on training.
  • CACREP accredited at Webster Groves, MO; Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; and Myrtle Beach, SC Campuses.
  • 30-year track record in preparing students for successful careers in the counseling profession.

Counseling Programs by Location

Accreditation and the availability of degree and emphasis vary by location. Please choose a specific location to see more details.



Contact Information and Core Faculty

Hasmik Chakaryan

Hasmik Chakaryan, PhD, LPC (full bio)
Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Program
Webster Hall 300
Webster Groves, Missouri
(314) 246-8217

Stacy Henning

Stacy Henning, PhD, LPC, ACS (full bio)
Associate Professor
Webster Hall 302
Webster Groves, Missouri
(314) 246-8215

Muthoni Musangali

Muthoni Musangali, PhD, NCC (full bio)
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Webster Hall 307
Webster Groves, Missouri
(314) 246-8278

Hemla Singaravelu

Hemla Singaravelu, PhD, LPC (full bio)
Webster Hall 312
Webster Groves, Missouri
(314) 246-7569

Ryan Liberati

Ryan Liberati, PhD, LPC, ACS, CCMHC, NCC (full bio)
Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator
Webster Hall 301 - Home Campus
(314) 246-7624

Molly Stehn

Molly Stehn, EdD, LPC (full bio)
Assistant Professor & Director of Assessment
Webster Hall 304 - Home Campus
(314) 246-8646

Rebecca George

Rebecca George, PhD, LPC (full bio)
Columbia, South Carolina
(803) 699-0900

Julie LaCubbert

Julie LaCubbert, PhD (full bio)
Visiting Instructor
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 760-1324

Alexanderia Smith

Alexanderia Smith, PhD, LPC (full bio)
Director, South Carolina Counseling Program
Columbia, South Carolina
(803) 699-0900

Diane O'Brien

Diane O'Brien, PhD, LPC, CPCS, NCC, CCMHC, CTP (full bio)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(843) 497-3677 

Jessica Conroy

Jessica Conroy, PhD, LMHC, MCAP (full bio)
Ocala, Florida
(352) 861-9330

High Demand for Counseling Professionals

Webster's counseling degree program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in professional counseling. The curriculum combines classroom education and hands-on field experience to provide you with the theory and skills you need to work with individuals, couples, families, and children in a variety of mental health settings.

The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects strong growth of employment rates for mental health counselors, therapists, and school counselors. As more insurance policies expand to cover mental health counseling services, the demand for professional counselors is expected to increase. Our diverse faculty are practicing clinicians who take a real-world approach to learning and guide students in developing the cultural awareness necessary to serve the needs of a rapidly changing population.

The Department of Professional Counseling at Webster University is proud to offer two degree choices to our students.

This degree program is designed to provide high-quality learning experiences to students, helping them become expert professional counselors who strive for individual excellence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life in local, national and global societies. Curriculum is culturally inclusive, training students with a strong base of knowledge and skills to practice effectively in a variety of careers in the field of mental health and human service, educational institutions, private practice, and government, business and industrial settings. It is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, practice and skills for working with individuals, couples, children, families and groups in a variety of mental health settings.

We invite students to select an emphasis area for this degree from the following options*: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Couples, Marriage, Family & Child Counseling; School Counseling Specialization in Grades K-12; Family Life Counseling; or Community Counseling.

Approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), our MA in School Counseling is designed to prepare you to work with children and families in a variety of school settings. Completion of the degree will provide students with the required educational credentials for both K-8 and 7-12 school counselor certifications in Missouri. *Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more credit hours.