Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Integrating Faith & Science

Why Study Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Bringing Help, Hope & Healing

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental health issues each year. And each year, many of those same people seek help from competent and caring professional counselors. 

In our licensure-track master's degree in mental health counseling, you will learn about the multifactorial causes of and research-based treatments for various mental health struggles. During this journey, you will be guided by a curriculum that's centered on biblical truth using the Integrated Psychotherapy Model. Combining current industry-proven strategies with biblical principles, our experientially-diverse program allows you to move successfully from the classroom to the field. 

What Makes our Program Different?

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. Through our program, you can:

  • Earn your master's degree in counseling in as little as two years.
  • Graduate prepared to sit for the NCE in order to begin your career as a PA LPC.
  • We integrate both faith and science for professionals who hold a Christians view of persons.
  • Maintain your busy work and family schedules due to convenient evening/weekend classes.
  • You learn under the tutelage of experienced licensed professional counselors.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31

In This Program, Students Will:

  • To equip the student with theoretical orientation that is necessary for assessment of the client’s learning, motivation, and character.
  • To provide educational training to enhance the prospective counselor’s clinical skill necessary for individual therapy.
  • To create within the student the ability to conduct critical thinking skills to evaluate theory and practice from a biblical perspective.
  • To provide an emphasis on application of information and knowledge by means of supervised counseling experiences.
  • To develop the student’s knowledge of the foundational elements in counseling theory and research to prepare students for further study.

Curriculum Plan

MA in Clinical Mental Health (48 Credits)

Professional Core: 12 Credits
2nd Tier Professional Courses: 15 Credits
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration: 15 Credits
Elective Options: 6 Credits


View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student: MA in Counseling

"The flexibility of having classes every other weekend and not through the week is helpful to work fulltime and still be in school. Plus, having classes with online activities meant that I didn't need to come to campus as much."

- Danielle, 2015 MAPC grad

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Ryan Kuehner

Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and Director, M.A. in Professional Counseling

"Hey, airplanes still take off in the rain" — Dr. Kuehner

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Mr. Judd Buckwalter

Program Coordinator: Bachelor of Science in Professional Counseling

"What motivates me to teach is seeing the overwhelming need for biblically solid and emotionally healthy counselors who desire to love people in Jesus name." — Mr. Buckwalter

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Dr. Freeman Chakara

Professor

"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. Chakara

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Dr. Gary Troxell

Professor

"My teaching style and design is purposed towards assisting students to incorporate a biblical worldview in their thinking, 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." — Dr. Troxell

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