In 2017, Houston residents experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, which has made mental health counselors even more important in the region1. As a mental health counselor in Houston, you can help people address traumatic events and other factors that may be affecting their mental wellness and their ability to reach fulfillment.
The median annual wage for mental health counselors in Houston is $45,4902, higher than the US median annual wage of $43,3003.
Between 2016 to 2026, employment opportunities for mental health counselors in Texas are projected to grow by 24 percent4.
How to Become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Houston
Before you can become a practicing mental health counselor in Houston, you must meet the criteria for licensure set by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. A master’s degree is the minimum educational requirement to pursue licensure. Resources for Texas licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt’s Professional Licensure page.
Why Counseling@NYU Mental Health Counseling?
Counseling@NYU gives you the opportunity to earn an NYU graduate degree in counseling without relocating to attend classes in New York City. Delivered by the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the online program teaches you myriad counseling approaches and techniques so you can work effectively with diverse clients of all ages.
Earn Your Master’s through Counseling@NYU
Learn how NYU Steinhardt’s online mental health counseling program prepares you to pursue licensure as a therapist in Houston.