Counseling & Social Work Department

Providing a foundation of theory and methods from a biblical perspective

LBC | Capital’s Counseling & Social Work Department is designed to encourage students to understand, evaluate and practice counseling and social work theory and methods from a biblical perspective.

Students who graduate from the department are able to give clinical care in many venues of service depending on the student’s major. These venues include: both secular and Christian practice, crisis counseling centers, public or private school, foster care agencies, wraparound agencies, hot-line services, rescue missions, psychiatric care units, social welfare agencies, para-church organizations, prisons, detention centers and senior care centers.

Not sure whether to major in Counseling or Social Work?

Than you will want to check out this helpful article that compares the two majors. Read article.

Academic Programs

We offer students the option of perusing their bachelor or associate business degree through the traditional on-campus college experience, 100% online OR evening in-class options at Lancaster, Philadelphia or Washington, D,C. through our Adult Education program. Students looking for masters programs will find in-class and online options through our graduate school track.

For students seeking to earn an accounting degree, class time satisfies most of the educational credit hours required to take the CPA exam. More details here.

Bachelors + Masters

These are our 4+1 degrees offered through traditional undergraduate in Lancaster.

Memberships and Recognitions

Our Social Work Programs Accredited through CSWE

#1 Christian College for Counseling Degrees (2020)

Meet Our Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Ryan Kuehner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director
Melissa Boas, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Professional School Counseling Program Director
Ling Dinse, D.S.W.
Assistant Professor
Tyler Gehman, LSW
Assistant Professor, BSW Program Director
Kurt Miller, D.S.W.
Assistant Professor, Masters of Social Work Program Director
Sophia Ogunlana, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director- Washington, D.C. Location
Praveen Rudra, M.A.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Counseling Manager, Multicultural Liaison
Lisa Witmer
Associate Professor & Field Director of Master of Social Work Program
Mary Yager, M.SW.
Assistant Professor

Professional Counseling

Professional School Counseling

Social Work

Human Services