About Us

Online Counseling Programs is owned and operated by 2U Inc.

For the 2U brands, including Trilogy Education Services and GetSmarter, eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor–it’s our mission.

For more than a decade, 2U, a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. 2U builds, delivers, and supports hundreds of digital and in-person educational offerings, including degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses.

From day one, 2U has always believed that universities are unparalleled engines of social and economic mobility. That’s why partnerships with great institutions of higher learning are central to our model.

2U combines the world-class faculty, curriculum and teaching from our university partners with 2U’s proprietary operating system - 2UOS - and industry-leading expertise in technology, digital marketing, student support, clinical placements, and data architecture. This allows us to jointly build sustainable programs that deliver high quality, life-changing outcomes for learners.

About OnlineCounselingPrograms.com

Professional counselors empower their clients through change and positive communication in collaborative empathetic relationships. Counselors also guide their clients in identifying personal, professional, and relationship goals, creating or finding solutions to problems, improving verbal and non-verbal communication, strengthening self-esteem and self-concept, and promoting positive behavioral change to influence peak mental health.

In supporting the profession, OnlineCounselingPrograms.com was created to provide accredited online counseling degree program resources where individuals can explore the world of online learning and the mental health field. OnlineCounselingPrograms.com also provides a state-by-state licensure guide for counselors, step-by-step guides on counseling careers, mental health comparison profiles, and other future and present counselor resources.

Who We Are

Through collaborations with various mental health professionals, our editor works to provide the most current and relevant resources for individuals to make a conscientious choice in their career.

Syrenna Kononovitch, M.A. - Syrenna is a certified school counselor in New Jersey. She is the managing editor for OnlineCounselingPrograms.com. As a former online counseling student, Syrenna brings her personal graduate experience to our resource with an understanding of online counseling degree programs, how to develop researched supportive resources, and an appreciation for education advocacy.

Counseling Collaborators

Janine Menard, M.A - Janine has been an instrumental collaborator for our School Counselor Toolkit. With her more than 10 years of experience in the field of counseling and school counseling, she is also the co-chair for the Arizona School Counselors Association. Currently, Janine is the elementary school counselor for Moya Elementary and Pueblo Del Sol in Arizona.

Cynthia Morton, Ed.D, LPC - Dr. Morton has been a school counselor for over 10 years and currently serves as a virtual counselor with Rockdale County Schools in Conyers, Georgia. Coupled with her various certifications and specializations, Dr. Morton has collaborated with OnlineCounselingPrograms.com numerous times to help create content, swap resources, and generally support our mission in providing the most up-to-date and reliable content for our audiences. Most notably, she has helped to create the School Counseling Lessons for High School Students section on Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation.

Christal Pennic, M.A. - Christal, or Counselor Chris P., has been serving the social services field for 10+ years. Recently, she has focused her career on pursuing her license as a professional counselor and operating Counseling4Counselor.com, all about self-care for counselors. Counselor Chris P. has collaborated with OnlineCounselingPrograms.com in her blog series on Counselor Self-Care, beginning with 12 Signs of Counselor Burnout.

We have also had the opportunity to interview over 30 counseling and mental health professionals and 10+ counselor education faculty members for their online counseling programs.


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