Clinical Mental Health Counseling-MD

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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 under-resourced 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.
Your Journey

Program Credits: 60

Locations: Washington DC,


Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Learn about licensure/certification for this program.

Average Completion Time: 2 – 3 years

Program Cost: See current cost.

Capstone Option: Internship

Click to view requirements to enter USA as a student.

“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


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

Rodney Carter.

“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


Sophia Ogunlana, EdD

Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director- Washington, D.C. Location

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Kevin Jackson, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

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