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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors will grow by an impressive 20% between 2016 and 2026, which is much faster than the average for all professions. If you have a passion for serving and helping others and want a career with a healthy job outlook, then counseling may be the right path for you.

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Grand Canyon University offers a variety of online counseling degrees to help learners find their purpose as counseling professionals. If you already know that a career in counseling is the right path for you, but you aren’t sure which type of counseling you would like to practice, then read on to learn about some of the online graduate degrees in counseling, including emphasis areas, offered at GCU:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and designed for professionals who wish to improve their ability to help individuals who struggle with mental and emotional health disorders. While the requirements for licensing vary by state, a master’s degree in counseling is usually necessary if you plan to become a licensed counselor. After completing this program’s coursework, you may be ready to meet the requirements for becoming a licensed associate counselor (LAC) or licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Arizona. Read on to learn about GCU’s MS in Professional Counseling degree:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders is a transformative degree program that prepares learners to incorporate Christian principles into their counseling practice. If you feel inspired to support those suffering from substance abuse disorders through professional Christian counseling methods, then this program may provide you with the ideal groundwork to pursue your calling.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work, offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, readies students for an exciting and rewarding career. While earning this degree, students explore the applications of human behavior intervention and develop case management skills and strategies. Graduates of this program can consider graduate school or enter the human services or social work field as a non-licensed professional. Are you wondering if a career in social work is right for you? If so, then ask yourself the following questions:

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Grand Canyon University offers the Master of Science in Professional Counseling, a degree program designed for individuals who are passionate about helping people who struggle with psychological, behavioral, social and emotional issues. Graduates of this program may be academically prepared to meet Arizona’s licensure requirements as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Continue reading for insight into the licensed professional counselor career path:

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A marriage and family therapist counsels families and couples regarding issues that affect their personal relationships. In this profession, there is a broad range of issues that a marriage and family therapist may encounter, such as infidelity, substance abuse and depression. While counseling their patients, these professionals can improve relationships and change lives.

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed for students who wish to become professional counselors. Keep reading to learn how earning this degree can prepare you to become a marriage and family therapist:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma is designed to transform students into professional counselors who have the training and knowledge necessary to assess and treat trauma-related disorders. This degree in trauma counseling is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and encompasses the fundamentals of diagnosing and treating interpersonal violence; a range of anxiety and stress disorders; community and global crisis; and the effects of trauma.

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma is designed for learners who wish to pursue a professional counseling career and specialize in trauma-related issues. Some of the concentrations of this course of study include diagnosing and treating anxiety and stress disorders, interpersonal violence and the effects of trauma. Keep reading to learn if this MS in professional counseling in trauma could be right for you:

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