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Inspiring new vision for the services that matter most

Bethel's counseling and therapy programs have been developed to offer you the best learning experience in order to provide the highest quality care. Begin a program with us or complete your degree through one of our convenient delivery options, including face-to-face or online—all around your schedule. 

Our faith-based courses will give you a unique perspective on the practices and methodologies that will allow you to engage in your community, non-profit organizations, churches, correctional and probation facilities, and mental health and social services agencies. We'll help you develop your skills and passions to make a lasting impact in the world.

Bachelor's Degrees

Human Services (B.A.)

With a human services degree, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to apply your compassion for others to a career in the helping professions, such as career and disability services, corrections, and mental health. It will also prepare you for master’s degrees in areas like gerontology and counseling psychology.

Master's Degrees

Counseling (M.A.)

The M.A. in Counseling provides the skills to work as a professional therapist or counselor; to use counseling skills in related fields; or to prepare for doctoral study. Students gain a foundation in counseling theory, research, and practice in either a 2- or 3-year schedule.

Marital and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Our marital and family therapy program combines Christian theology with clinical practice and theory, so you're prepared to provide therapy to couples and families and bring hope to those who are hurting. This program fulfills the requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in California.

Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)

In Bethel’s marriage and family therapy program, you’ll gain expertise in clinical practice and theory in combination with Christian theology so you’re ready to earn your license and provide holistic therapy to those in need.

Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

Bethel's mental health counseling program will equip you with the skills to provide the highest level of care for those with mental health issues by integrating clinical practice through the lens of faith. You'll also work alongside individuals pursuing the same field, led by faculty committed to your success.


Addiction Studies Certificate

Our Addiction Studies Certificate will help you get started in a social services career. You’ll learn how to apply research and evidence-based practices to your counseling practice as you assist individuals dealing with addiction.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate

Our certificate program will strengthen your counseling skills and prepare you for licensure in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor

Marriage and Family Therapy Post-graduate Certificate

This certificate gives professionals with certain graduate-level degrees the training and expertise in marriage and family therapy to more effectively help others.