Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MD)

Master of Arts

Integrating Faith and Science

Why Study Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School's Maryland Site?

Healing Your Community, One Person at a Time

Despite affecting the daily lives of millions of people, serious conditions like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction often go untreated. You can learn how to help hurting people in your community.

Our rigorous 60-credit Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare you for state licensure as a professional counselor in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia.

This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to help diverse people in a wide range of difficult circumstances. Our students learn about the biological and environmental causes of mental illness and are trained to provide evidence-based treatment. Our instructors are experienced, licensed and practicing clinicians who work as counselors in professional and faith-based settings.

Want to make a difference in someone’s life? Become a licensed professional counselor.

What Makes our MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Different?

The program is delivered in a blended format, combining the convenience of online learning, without sacrificing important face-to-face interactions gained from classroom instruction. Classes are typically held in the evenings and on Saturdays. For each class you take, you can expect to come to campus about once a month while earning your degree from an accredited Bible college. Our counseling program is founded on TRUST:

  • Training highly skilled professional counselors to who pastors will confidently refer their members for mental health counseling. 
  • Reaching out to serve the underserved with special emphasis on counseling the military community, minority communities, and communities of faith. 
  • Unifying the church and society by preparing counselors to provide treatment and advocacy across doctrinal, denominational, racial, ethnic, and gender lines. 
  • Striving to be made all things to all people while remaining under Christ’s law.
  • Transforming the field of counseling by translating our faith into our professional practice through intellectually credible innovation and research. 

"Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31

In This Program, Students Will:

  • Analyze the history and development of clinical mental health counseling and the theories and models of professional practice through the lens of a Christian worldview
  • Understand the impact that spiritual, psychological, biological, and social well-being have on mental health and illness. 
  • Examine the unique relationship between cultural heritage and mental health 
  • Recognize the consequences of crisis, trauma, and violence on individuals and communities.
  • Employ techniques and interventions for prevention and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues

Curriculum Plan

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 Credits)

1st Tier Foundation Courses: 15 Credits
2nd Tier Foundation Courses: 15 Credits
Advanced Courses: 21 Credits
Practice & Elective Courses: 9 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student: MA in Counseling


“I chose LBC | Capital because of its Christian worldview and its emphasis on training counselors in the integration of the Christian faith with evidence-based secular counseling approaches. The counseling program challenged me to grow as a Christian and to become a sharper instrument of change and transformation for God’s use.”

- Rodney Carter ('17)

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Anita Graham-Phillips

Program Director

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Dr. Gary Troxell


"My teaching style and design is purposed towards assisting students to incorporate a biblical worldview in their thinking, with an integrationist perspective, in order to utilize the Book of God’s Word and the Book of God’s Works to seek Him further." — Dr. Troxell

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.