Restore broken and hurting relationships
Provide Healing and Hope to Hurting Families
Everyone struggles – couples, parents and kids, husbands and wives. Learn how to support them in their times of need.
Our master’s degree program in marriage counseling prepares you for success in the field and enables you to sit for the National Counselor Exam in order to become a PA Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to the core clinical mental health curriculum, you are provided with exposure to evidence-based theories specific to marriage, couple, and family counseling from professors who are licensed and currently practicing. Additionally, the LBC | Capital graduate program experientially immerses you in the Integrated Psychotherapy Model, which systematically intertwines faith-based methods of psychotherapy with research-driven counseling methods. Fully acknowledging God as our ever-present help in time of trouble, as a graduate you will embark on your missional career thoroughly equipped with practical and scholarly professional skills.
If you’re ready to live out your calling to bring reconciliation to the world, apply today.
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.
“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
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.
Ryan Kuehner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director
“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
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
B.A., Psychology, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
Day Butcher, Ed.D.
“Teachers possess the power to create conditions that can help students learn a great deal or keep them from learning much at all.” Parker, P. J. (2007). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life.” – San Francisco: Jossey Bass/WileyRead Bio
Ed.D., Counseling & Human Development, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
M.S., Creative Arts Therapy, Art Therapy, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
B.S., Art Education, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
Jon Shacklett, M.A.
“We can get beyond merely embracing the tensions between piety and learning by fostering a piety for learning, by becoming the kind of people who see deeply into the reality of things and who love that reality–for the Savior who shed his blood for us also descended into the deep places of the creation so that he might fill all things. Jesus not only rules over every square inch of the creation, he also loves those square inches.” -Richard MouwRead Bio
M.A. in Marriage & Family Counseling, Lancaster Bible College & Graduate School
B.A. in Bible, Professional Counseling, Lancaster Bible College & Graduate School
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)