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. Graduates are equipped to provide clinical care in various settings depending on their major. These include secular and Christian practices, crisis counseling centers, public and private schools, foster care and wraparound agencies, hotline services, rescue missions, psychiatric care units, para-church organizations, prisons and detention centers and much more.

Not sure whether to major in Counseling or Social Work?

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Academic Programs

We offer students the option of pursuing their bachelor counseling or social work degree through the traditional on-campus college experience, online OR hybrid in-person options through our Adult Education program. Students looking for masters programs will find hybrid in-person and online options through our graduate school track.

View our certification details here.

Bachelors + Masters

Our 4+1 programs enable students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in 5 years total (offered through traditional undergraduate in Lancaster).

Memberships and Recognitions

Social Work Programs are accredited through CSWE

#1 Christian College for Counseling Degrees (2020)

Meet Our Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Melissa Lee, EdD
Assistant Professor; Director for Professional School Counseling & BS Psychology Programs
Day Butcher, EdD
Assistant Professor
Christina Helfrick
Assistant Professor in the Master in Social Work Program
Kurt Miller, DSW
Professor, Masters of Social Work
Sophia Ogunlana, EdD
Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director- Washington, D.C. Location
Jon Shacklett, MA
Assistant Professor
Lisa Witmer
Assistant Professor & Field Director of Master of Social Work Program
Mary Yager, MSW
Assistant Professor

Professional Counseling

Professional School Counseling

Social Work

Human Services