LBC | Capital’s many relevant and impactful counseling programs are designed to encourage students to understand, evaluate and practice counseling theory and methods from a biblical perspective.
Graduates are equipped to provide clinical care in various settings depending on their major. These include secular and Christian practices, crisis counseling centers, public and private schools, foster care and wraparound agencies, hotline services, rescue missions, psychiatric care units, para-church organizations, prisons and detention centers and much more.
One LBC counseling student, Kenzie Baughman (’24 & ’25), who is enrolled in a counseling 4+1 program, meaning she’ll earn her bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years total, is enrolled at the college today specifically because of this major.
“I chose to attend LBC because I wanted to move closer to home after moving away for a year and they have a really good counseling and psychology program,” Baughman said.
Check out the many options within LBC | Capital’s Counseling & Social Work Department!
On-campus undergraduate / 16-week semesters
This major delivers a biblically centered education that equips students to develop competency in the field, integrate their faith into their profession, nurture Christian virtue and develop a biblical worldview to serve Christ in the Church and society. LBC students have interned or worked in private practice, at church counseling centers and homeless shelters or with agencies like Hope Within Ministries and the Salvation Army.
Online / 8-week courses
An undergraduate degree in psychology enables students to develop the analytical skills and human behavior basics to thrive in any career working with people. Throughout the program, students will grow into knowledgeable professionals with communication, research and interpersonal skills many employers seek.
Hybrid / 8-week courses / Philadelphia only
This program is designed to equip Christian students to go into diverse communities of need as servant-helpers, ministering to the disenfranchised in areas like entry-level social service, community outreach programs, non-profits and more.
All are also available as 4+1 programs, which enable students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years total; offered on-campus in Lancaster
This master’s program prepares students for success in the field as a professional counselor, putting them on the path to eligibility to apply for state licensure in Pennsylvania and professional certification as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. In addition to the core clinical mental health curriculum, students are exposed to evidence-based theories specific to addiction counseling from professors who are licensed and currently practicing.
In LBC | Capital’s licensure-track program, students learn about the multifactorial causes of and research-based treatments for various mental health struggles while being guided by a curriculum that’s centered on biblical truth using the Integrated Psychotherapy Model. Combining current industry-proven strategies with biblical principles, this experientially diverse program allows students to move successfully from the classroom to the field. / Pennsylvania or Maryland certification
This master’s degree equips students for success in the field and prepares them to sit for the National Counselor Exam in order to become a PA Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to the core clinical mental health curriculum, students are exposed to evidence-based theories specific to marriage, couple and family counseling from professors who are licensed and currently practicing.
This relevant program provides individuals with theological distinctiveness, contemporary scholarship and professional counseling skills to serve competently within both the public and private school context.