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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Integrating Faith & Science

Why Study Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Bringing Help, Hope & Healing

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental health issues each year. And each year, many of those same people seek help from competent and caring professional counselors.

In our licensure-track master’s degree in mental health counseling, you will learn about the multifactorial causes of and research-based treatments for various mental health struggles. During this journey, you will be guided by a curriculum that’s centered on biblical truth using the Integrated Psychotherapy Model. Combining current industry-proven strategies with biblical principles, our experientially-diverse program allows you to move successfully from the classroom to the field.

What Makes our Program 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. But that’s not all the makes us unique. Through our program, you can:

  • Earn your master’s degree in counseling in as little as two years.
  • Graduate prepared to sit for the NCE in order to begin your career as a PA LPC.
  • We integrate both faith and science for professionals who hold a Christians view of persons.
  • Maintain your busy work and family schedules due to convenient evening/weekend classes.
  • You learn under the tutelage of experienced licensed professional counselors.
Your Journey

Program Credits: 60

Locations: Lancaster,


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

Average Completion Time: 2 – 3 years

Cost Per Credit: $535

Capstone Option: Internships

Click to view requirements to enter USA as a student.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

In This Program, Students Will:

  • To equip the student with theoretical orientation that is necessary for assessment of the client’s learning, motivation, and character.
  • To provide educational training to enhance the prospective counselor’s clinical skill necessary for individual therapy.
  • To create within the student the ability to conduct critical thinking skills to evaluate theory and practice from a biblical perspective.
  • To provide an emphasis on application of information and knowledge by means of supervised counseling experiences.
  • To develop the student’s knowledge of the foundational elements in counseling theory and research to prepare students for further study.


MA in Clinical Mental Health (60 Credits)
Professional Core:12 Credits
2nd Tier Professional Courses:15 Credits
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration:15 Credits
Elective Options:6 Credits
Licensure Courses:12 Credits

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

60 credits qualifies for licensure in PA.

Hear from Our Students: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Get an overview of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s counseling programs, hear from our faculty and students in the counseling programs, and see if LBC | Capital is where God is leading you.

Meet the Faculty

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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. Kuehner

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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. Chakara

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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. Troxell

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Judd Buckwalter

Program Coordinator: Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling

“What motivates me to teach is seeing the overwhelming need for a biblically solid and emotionally healthy counselors who desire to love people in Jesus name.” — Mr. Buckwalter

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Looking for Ways to Finance Your Master’s Degree?

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