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.
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:
“So whether you eat or drink or 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.
60 credits qualifies for licensure in PA.
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.
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
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. BuckwalterRead Bio