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.
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:
“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
“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)
Sophia Ogunlana, Ed.D.
Director - Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program- Washington D.C. LocationRead Bio
Dr. Ryan Kuehner
Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and Director, M.A. in Professional Counseling (PA)
“Arguably the most encompassing demonstration of the commonalities between professional counseling and God’s Word can be seen in Christ’s declaration ‘…but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.’ This not only informs the work we do and the way we teach, but also who we are and who we become.” — Dr. KuehnerRead Bio
Dr. Freeman Chakara
“There is nothing more humbling to me than to collaborate with the Lord in supporting His work in the lives of my students here at LBC.” — Dr. ChakaraRead Bio
Gary Troxell, Ed.D.
“My teaching style and design is purposed towards assisting my students to incorporate a Biblical worldview, 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 and to serve. The role of the Professional School Counselor in the schools is critical to removing barriers to learning, and to seek change in educational systems to improve the education for all students. I am committed to provide the best training for our students.” — Dr. TroxellRead Bio
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Widener University, Chester, PA
M.Ed. in Secondary Administration, Widener University, Chester, PA
M.Ed. in Professional School Counseling, Kutztown University
B.S. in Music Education, Messiah College