Latinx Mental Health Counseling


Work within the Latinx Community as an Advocate for Positive Change

Help meet the need for culturally informed mental health counseling practitioners to work with Latinx individuals, families, and groups. Develop a multicultural and holistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy, while gaining a deepened understanding to form your practice in serving Latinx clients and advocating for positive change on an individual and community level.

This degree is offered 100% online by Antioch’s Seattle campus.

Program Overview

The Latinx Mental Health Counseling Certificate is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills related to working with Latinx clients and the community. More than 17.6% of the U.S. population (56.6 million) self-identify as Latinx, making people of Latinx origin the nation’s largest racial/ethnic minority (American Psychiatry Association & Lisotto, 2017). The 2010 Census reports that Latinx Americans now comprise the largest ethnic/ racial minority group in the United States (50.5 million, or 16.3%), having surpassed African Americans (38.9 million, or 12.6%) (López, Barrio, Kopelowicz, & Vega, 2012). Individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) are a rapidly growing segment of the United States population (Bauer, Chen, & Alegría Margarita, 2010). The Latinx Certificate helps professionals cultivate knowledge, awareness, and skills to work with Latinx clients and their communities. Students enrolled in the certificate can be part of the AU Latinx Social Justice Institute. The Latinx Social Justice Institute aims to improve the academic achievement and well-being of Latinx Antioch students in mental health programs, recruit and sustain Latinx students, faculty, and staff, create and empower the Latinx community within Antioch University, encourage its students, faculty, and community partners to be active members of their Latinx community, obtain on-campus leadership roles and embrace Latin America’s rich culture and history. The institute incorporates actions on seven foundational areas that are aligned with the Antiochian vision: Service, education and training, mentorship, research, global engagement, and cultural/social justice and advocacy. El programa de Maestra de Psicologia con un Enfoque en la Salud Mental de Latinos le provee estudiantes con una educacion comprensiva y los prepara para servir su comunidad efectivamente. Es un programa que prepara a uno para tener exito en su carrera y contribuir en el mundo de una manera positiva y profunda.

Degree Requirements

  • Total Credits: 12
  • Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
  • Standard time to Completion: 12 months
Course Sequence

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Complete the online admissions application.

  1. You must be enrolled in or have completed a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Submit an official copy of your Master’s degree transcript or current program showing enrollment in MA program leading to Licensure in the field. Transcript evaluations are required for all coursework completed outside of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). See the Transcript Evaluation section on International Students webpage for details.
  2. If already licensed, submit a copy of your license.
  3. All supporting materials, transcripts, essays, etcetera, should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed by the below deadline to: Admissions Office Antioch University Seattle 2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98121

Application Deadlines

SpringMarch 15
SummerJune 1
FallAugust 15
WinterNovember 15
* Complete applications received after the Deadline date may be considered if space is still available in that quarter or will be reviewed for the next available term.
Please review the Academic Calendar for additional details.

If you are interested in becoming dually credentialed in Washington State as an LMHC or LMFT and a Chemical Dependency Professional, please contact admissions to learn more about how to apply to these programs.


Department/Program NameTuition Cost per CreditTotal Program Credits
Addiction Studies$36415
LatinX Mental Health Counseling$36412
Play Therapy$36412
Sex Therapy$36420
Sexuality Education$36420
Trauma Counseling$36420
Antioch Alumni will receive a $50 per credit discount.
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