There are 745 licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) and 45 licensed professional counselors (LPCs) in Nevada according to the State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. Both licenses are issued by this same regulatory agency in Nevada.
The most demand in Nevada for LMFTs and LPCs is in the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that the average income for these professionals is $63,560. Employment opportunities can be found for those who treat gambling addiction, and substance abuse conditions.
Some schools that offer master's in psychology programs in Nevada are:
University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Based in Las Vegas, this school offers a Master of Education in school counseling, and a Master of Science in community mental health counseling, educational psychology, or marriage and family therapy. Each discipline is geared toward specific career objectives so students must ensure they remain aware of licensure requirements after graduation.
University of Nevada-Reno: Located in Reno, the public institution offers a Master of Arts in counseling and educational psychology or experimental psychology for those seeking to become psychotherapists. It also offers a Master of Education or Master of Science in counseling and educational psychology to prepare graduates for school counseling occupations.