Program Highlights

Student receives award

100% of graduates completed the program in 2 years

100% of graduates passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

83% of graduates obtained employment or enrolled in a doctoral program within 6 months of graduation


80% of graduates completed the program in 2 years

100 % of graduates passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)              

90% of graduates obtained employment within 6 months of graduation

At time of data collection, 70% of graduates had taken the National Counselor Examination within 6 months of graduation. Each of the students reported passing the NCE.

100% of graduates reported an Above Average rating of the the program's faculty overall knowledge of course material 

88% of graduates reported an Above Average rating of the program's effectiveness in preparing students to be counselors 

88% of graduates reported an Above Average rating of the program's faculty support given to students during their time in the program 


Careers/Graduate Outcomes

At LaGrange, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for success both inside and outside of the classroom. Graduates have gone on to secure counseling positions in a variety of different settings and students have earned significant honors.


Kiara Tookes-Williams '23

Kiara is currently attending Tennesee State University's Counseling Psychology PhD Program. Kiara obtained both her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from LaGrange College. After obtaining her PhD, Kiara plans on having her own private practice with a nonprofit associated with it, as well as teaching at a college or university in some capacity. Her future nonprofit organization will focus on underserved populations and offer free counseling services (individual, family, and group) and tutoring as well. Kiara’s target population will be mainly children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, but her services will be available to all ages and individuals. Kiara was the receipient of the 2023 LaGrange College CMHC Program Student of the Year Award.


Brittany Todd '23

Brittany Todd works as a full-time therapist at East Alabama Mental Health Center. Brittany provides clinical services, consultation, and assessments for adults. Brittany conducts intake sessions, collaborates with other agencies and referral sources, and links individuals to the appropriate mental health services. Brittany utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy in her clinical work.  Brittany works with clients who have a variety of clinical issues including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. 


Rosie Arnold '23

Rosie is the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at LaGrange College. Rosie serves and provides the college student population with counseling services through person-centered and evidence-based therapeutic techniques. In addition, Rosie works closely with Ms. Ratoya Mason '20, the Director of Counseling and Career Services to engage with the student body and provide them with psychoeducational presentations on a variety of topics. Rosie was the recipient of 2023 LaGrange College Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Melanie B. Chambers Service Award. 


Joseph Pikula '22

Joseph works for Discovery Connections LLC. While enrolled in our program, Joseph gained experience providing clinical services to numerous individuals in both individual and group settings. Joseph has worked with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders, to name a few. Joseph believes psychotherapy should be unique to each individual, however it should have a holistic foundation; meaning that the mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of an individual’s life should be addressed to help them develop a deeper understanding of themselves.


Allie Buchanan '22

Allie currently works at West Georgia Counseling and Assessment. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with clients with various diagnoses such as: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and RAD. Allie works primarily with clients aged 4-24, but also provides services to older clients for substance abuse counseling through the Department of Family and Child Services. Allie is licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC).


Jesse Weber '22

Jesse currently works for Pinnacle Counseling Center which is a faith-based counseling center that provides individual, group, and couples counseling services. Jesse provides services to individuals that are dealing with a variety of mental health issues, with the main ones being anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, and PTSD. Jesse also provides services for couples that are dealing with marriage and family issues. Jesse says that his main goals of therapy are to provide his clients with a safe and secure environment in order to help them work through any personal issues that may be weighing on their hearts, and to empower and assist them in working through these issues, with the hope of helping them discover the best version of themselves. Jesse is a 1st generation college graduate and attended LaGrange College for both his bachelor's and master's degrees.

 Jessica Jackson '21

Jessica Jackson '21

Jessica is a counselor at West GA Counseling and Assessment as well as Willow Oak Community Behavioral Center. Jessica currently provides counseling services to Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS) court mandated clients. Jessica says that the LaGrange College CMHC Program professors encouraged and pushed her to find the confidence needed to help her clients make changes in their lives.

Connor Liney '21

Connor Liney '21

Connor is a mental health therapist at Summits Edge Counseling. Connor has a caseload of 23-26 clients a week and serves clients managing trauma, LGBTQ+ communal concerns, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Connor says the LaGrange College CMHC Program prepared him for his current work by giving him a wide variety of tools and knowledge to go into the real world and make an impact in people's lives by aiding them in their healing process.


Caila Niner '21

Cailla is a counselor at Discovery Connections where she focuses on bonding and attachment procedures for biological, adoptive, and foster families. Cailla assists clients experiencing trauma, substance use concerns, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Cailla says the LaGrange College CMHC Program helped her understand how trauma can affect family dynamics and utilizes she obtained in the program to help her current clients.