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.
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
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