Licensed Mental Health Certification | ONLINE

Demand for licensed mental health counselors is enormous and on the rise. Now, more than ever, we need mental health workers to support the millions of children, youth, and adults whose lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. If you are interested in becoming licensed as a mental health counselor, Butler University offers a graduate, non-degree certificate program in mental health counseling.  This program is designed to provide the content required by the State of Indiana for the License in Mental Health Counseling. Many states offer reciprocity for licensure and this program is open to students from any state. It is the responsibility of the student to determine whether the LMHC Certificate courses are acceptable to the license board in the state where they intend to apply for licensure.

The LMHC program offers:

  • 100% online format taught by experienced mental health professionals with asynchronous instruction and targeted personal engagement.
  • Federal financial aid is available—for more information, email or call 317-940-8200

The LMHC track is specifically designed to meet the needs of school counseling graduates who currently hold a 48-credit-hour master’s degree. The LMHC program builds on curriculum of the school counselor, but admission is not limited to school counselors. This 12-credit hour track aligns with the State of Indiana standards for the LMHC license.

  • The program consists of four (3 credit) courses
  • Applicants must have completed 700 hours of practicum/internship in a qualified school or mental health setting. The university program that issued credit for the 700 hours of Internship will need to sign off on Forms P and I of the LMHCA license application, attesting that the experience complied with the statutory definition of the “practice of mental health counseling.”
  • Qualifying students can enroll in two courses in the fall and two more in the spring, becoming eligible to apply for the License from the State of Indiana by end of the Spring semester.
  • Students are required to enroll in the Fall courses prior to the Spring courses.
  • Students who only need selected courses may be eligible to apply, and should contact the program coordinator.

Applications now being accepted for fall semester.

Currently accepting applications for (Graduate non-degree seeking) for Fall.  If you have questions about the admission process or your application requirements, please contact

Questions about the LMHC program can be directed to Susan Kleinman