Professional Counseling


The mission of the Webster University graduate Professional Counseling degree program is to provide high quality learning experiences to students, helping them become expert professional counselors who strive for individual excellence and help enhance the quality of life in local, national, and global societies. Our diverse faculty strive to create a culturally inclusive program, training students with a strong base of knowledge and skills to practice effectively in a variety of careers in the field of mental health and human service, educational institutions, private practice and government, as well as business and industrial settings.

The graduate Professional Counseling degree program offers several areas of emphasis to prepare individuals with the knowledge, practice, and skills necessary for careers in clinical mental health counseling; marriage/couple, family, and child counseling; family life counseling; and community counseling. Our program is offered at 20 campuses nationwide, as well as internationally in Geneva, Switzerland. (The availability of areas of degree emphasis vary at each location, so please check with your campus of choice.)

The MA in Counseling at Webster University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Department Chair

Hemla SingaraveluHemla Singaravelu, PhD, LPC
Professor and Chair
Webster Hall 329A-2
Ph: (314) 246-7569

Department Representative

Rebecca Punselie Rebecca Punselie
 Webster Hall 328
Ph: (314) 246-7795
 F: (314) 963-6094


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