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Keywords:

  • male;
  • counselors;
  • recruitment;
  • diversity;
  • graduate program culture

There are fewer men than women entering the counseling profession, but little is known about the perceived impact of this phenomenon. This mixed methods study investigated counselor educators' (n= 217) and counseling graduate students' (n= 10) perceptions of the presence and recruitment of men in the counseling profession. Results indicate that the gender gap limits the voice of male counseling students, affects client options, and influences the perception of the counseling profession. Implications for counselor preparation programs are discussed.