Become an advocate for all students supporting their academic, career and social emotional needs.
Advocate for Vulnerable Students
At Capital Seminary & Graduate School, we realize the desperate need for expertly trained Christian professionals to serve in our nation’s schools as school counselors. That’s where you come in.
If you want to make a real difference in the lives of students, consider becoming a school counselor. Our M.Ed. program is founded on a Christian view of persons (called the Integrative Psychotherapy Model) and is an ideal fit for educators, parents of school‐age children and recent college graduates. When you study at LBC | Capital, you’ll enter the field with over 600 hours of field experience in the elementary, middle and high school settings—because we believe in ensuring that you, our student, are well-equipped for your future.
LBC | Capital’s 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 that makes us unique. Through our program, you can:
*In the past, school counselors were called guidance counselors.
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
48 credits +12 more credits to qualify for licensure in PA
Get an overview of 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.
Melissa Boas, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Professional School Counseling Program DirectorRead Bio
M.Ed., Millersville University, School Counseling
M.Ed., Neumann University, Social Emotional Learning
B.S., Mansfield University, Psychology, Minor Criminal Justice
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
Sean Dougherty, M.Ed./M.S.
Associate Provost for Student SuccessRead Bio
M.Ed., Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
M.S. in Sports Management, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
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)