About TFI and Northwestern

The Family Institute

Counseling@Northwestern is delivered by the faculty of The Family Institute (TFI), in partnership with Northwestern University through The Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies. TFI is a leading relationship-based behavioral health organization that provides clinical services, conducts research, and educates the next generation of aspiring mental health professionals. 

For nearly 50 years, TFI has focused on providing behavioral health services to youth, adults, couples, and entire families as they seek strength and healing across the life span. TFI believes that family is the most significant factor influencing human identity and that families should have access to mental health services regardless of their financial resources. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children seek TFI’s services to receive the behavioral help they need.

Through its partnership with Northwestern, TFI delivers a Master of Arts in Counseling Program both online and on campus in Evanston, Illinois. Learn more about the on-campus MA in Counseling program.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University is consistently one of the highest-ranked private research and teaching universities in the United States. Founded in 1861 in Evanston, Illinois, the University today enrolls approximately 21,000 students across three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Doha, Qatar. 

#9 ranking—above Brown and Cornell Universities—on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 list of top national universities

12 schools and colleges offering undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields

$676.5 million annually in sponsored research to fund innovative projects

Northwestern creates and supports a diverse, inclusive community that fosters personal and intellectual growth by bringing together faculty, students, and staff to engage in a mutual exchange of ideas and experiences. Through pioneering teaching and research, the University creates a highly collaborative environment that exceeds traditional academic expectations.

To learn more about Counseling@Northwestern, contact an admissions counselor at 1-844-684-6221 or admissions@counseling.northwestern.edu.