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Master of Arts

Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

Jennifer Koenig Nelson

Jennifer Koenig Nelson

Program Director | jen94387@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Clinical Supervision and Training; Trauma and Loss; Identity Development; Relationship Development; and Issues of Faith and Spirituality in the therapeutic process

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Jeffrey Berryhill

Jeffrey Berryhill

Adjunct Instructor | j-berryhill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Dr. Berryhill is an adjunct instructor at Bethel and typically teaches courses in psychopathology and ethics in the graduate counseling program. He is trained as a clinical psychologist and has practiced for over 25 years. He also has co-taught Bethel's history of psychology in Europe course.

Amy Evans

Amy Evans

Associate Professor | ale42385@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Dr. Evans completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern College, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then completed a master's degree in counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in a variety different counseling settings, including private practice, college counseling center, and inpatient substance use disorder treatment. She has teaching experience with counselors-in-training both online. . . read more.

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Herb Grant

Adjunct Professor | h-grant@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Dr. Grant's clinical and research interests focus on couples therapy, mental health for underserved populations and clinical supervision.

Peter Jankowski

Peter Jankowski

Associate Professor of Counseling | pjankows@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Jankowski’s research focuses on differentiation of self and spirituality; forgiveness; faith integration in psychotherapy; narrative and experiential therapy; and clinical supervision.

Jason Li

Jason Li

Professor of Psychology | j-li@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Li focuses his research on cross-cultural and multi-cultural competence in counseling. He also has a passion for exploring the integration of psychological and Christian perspectives in counseling.

Deanna Towns

Deanna Towns

Instructor | d-towns@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Clinical Supervision; Trauma and Abuse; Military Families; Development of Counseling Internationally; Virtues in Learning Acquisition Deanna Towns earned her bachelor's degree in social work from University of Georgia, her master's in marriage and family therapy from Liberty University in Virginia, and is completing her doctorate in counselor education and supervision at Regent University in Virginia. Prior to joining the Bethel community, Deanna worked as an adjunct professor at Regent U. . . read more.

Related Programs

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Bethel's M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy teaches students to conceptualize and implement treatment from a systemic perspective as they work toward licensure in a career working with individuals, couples, and families. Through a relational stance, marriage and family therapists work with clients in the healing process to help them resolve conflicts and strengthen the family system. While learning to help people cope with complex issues, you'll learn more about yourself and mature in your faith.

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