MS - Trauma, Addictions, & Recovery Concentration


College of Health Professions


Master of Science


East Falls


On Campus




2 Years

Program Leadership

Name: Jeanne Felter, PhD, LPC
Position: Chair, Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Name: Nicole G. Johnson, PhD, LPC, ACS, CAADC, CCDP-D, BC-TMH
  • Program Director
  • Assistant Professor

Concentration Coordinator

Name: John Hale, LPC
Position: Coordinator Trauma, Addictions & Recovery Concentration
Organization: Community & Trauma Counseling

Program Contact

Name: Sheryl Cooley
Position: Administrative Assistant

The 66-credit MS degree in Community and Trauma Counseling PLUS Concentration in Trauma, Addictions and Recovery provides professionals with an advanced understanding of the potential impact of trauma on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development and further provides training in identifying, diagnosing and treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The program prepares graduates for state licensure and national certification in professional counseling (LPC/NCC), and the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) credential.

Accreditation Status

The Community and Trauma Counseling MS program at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited for 8 years by a specialized accreditor, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. (MS only).


Two formats are available to achieve your educational goals with your schedule: Daytime and evenings. Students in the daytime format will be required to attend a small number of evening classes.