Counseling Psychology PhD

couple arguingCounseling psychology is the application of psychology to the solving of the problems of everyday stresses, including career planning, learning difficulties, marriage guidance and family difficulties.  This is different to clinical psychology, which deals with analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

If you are interested in working as a psychology counselor, then you should consider taking a counseling psychology PhD. This page tells you more about studying this field and helps you to locate a suitable PhD program, especially online. Before you can take a PhD you’ll need a masters, in which case check out the counseling psychology masters degree page.

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Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.


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The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,285 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.


  • Ed.S. School Psychology
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Locations:  Chicago

Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
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You believe a better world is possible, and you want to be part of it. We share your vision.

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952 to build on the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, the University offers master’s and doctoral degree programs for social change. Students enroll and complete degree programs at our urban campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver.


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Locations:  Chicago