Counseling Programs

At a Glance

1 of 3 APT-approved play therapy centers in the Northwest
10:1 Student-faculty ratio in clinical-year supervision classes
CACREP Accredited programs

More than ever, the world is in need of
Compassionate Listeners

Where do you see yourself serving others to effect change in individual lives and society as a whole?

Become a Counselor

Want to make a difference in people’s lives as a professional counselor? Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree will prepare you to work in a variety of settings, from private practices and schools to nonprofit organizations and hospitals.

Masters in Counseling

Become a Marriage, Couple and Family Therapist/Counselor

Promote emotional and physical health within the context of marriage and family systems. We offer a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.

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Become a School Counselor

Be known as a school counselor who combines the role of mental health professional and educational leader to meet the needs of all students in public or private schools. We offer both a Master of Arts in School Counseling degree and a Certificate in School Counseling*.

* For those who already hold a graduate degree in mental health

Trauma Counseling Training

Earn a certificate, build a specialization, or take just a few classes in Trauma Response Services. We offer both graduate and post-graduate trauma training options.

Flexible Format

As you think about pursuing counseling or making a career change, you need options. Many counseling students balance family life and part-time or full-time jobs while completing a degree, but not very many counseling programs offer the flexibility needed to pursue your dream of becoming a counselor. That’s why we offer flexible non-cohort class schedules so that no matter what your situation, you can pursue your dreams of becoming a counselor.

Learn more about the flexibility we prioritize for you

Other Careers in Behavioral Health

Not sure if counseling is right for you? George Fox also offers degrees in social work and psychology. Check out our other offerings on our Careers in Helping Professions page.

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Sammy Rott

Masters in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

Our curriculum goes beyond counseling history, theory, and techniques by focusing on experiential learning in most classes. The counseling program here challenges us to regularly self-reflect in becoming aware of our own biases, understanding what our worldviews are, and how to ethically acknowledge the boundaries of our professional competence.


Kristie DeHaven

Kristie DeHaven

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Counseling Programs