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?

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

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

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

Ryan Kuehner, PhD
Professor, Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and MA in Professional Counseling Program Director
Melissa Boas, MEd
Assistant Professor; Director for Professional School Counseling & BS Psychology Programs
Ling Dinse, DSW
Assistant Professor
Tyler Gehman, LSW
Assistant Professor, BSW Program Director
Kurt Miller, DSW
Professor, Masters of Social Work Program Director
Sophia Ogunlana, EdD
Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director- Washington, D.C. Location
Praveen Rudra, MA
Assistant Professor, Clinical Counseling Manager, Multicultural Liaison
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