Counseling & Psychology

We all long to be heard and understood. You can be the one that makes the difference. Browse some of the resources below about deepening our relationships with ourselves and one another. And learn more about advancing your career with a bachelor’s in psychology or master’s in counseling from PLNU.

What Degree Do You Need to Be a Therapist?

Therapists can be vital to helping people maintain a sense of well-being. Discover how you can start the journey of becoming a licensed therapist today.

What is an LPCC?

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) are master's-degree-level specialists who are trained to help people improve their mental health. Learn more about this career path.

How to Become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California

LPCCs are mental health service providers with master’s degree-level education and expansive training. They spend the bulk of their time diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders. If you’re interested in learning more about working as an LPCC see exactly what this career path entails.

The Differences Between an LMFT and LPCC

PLNU’s Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling prepares students to become either a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) or a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). As you consider where to focus your education, here are some points about the LPCC and LMFT options to help you determine which path best aligns with your calling in counseling.

Is a Master's in Clinical Counseling Right for Me?

If you have a passion for aiding individuals with mental health, want to help people improve their marriages or family interactions, or would like to be better equipped to counsel others, a master’s in clinical counseling might be the path for you.

What Can I Do with a Master's Degree in Psychology?

Psychology offers many subsets of careers from social work to health services, and there has been an increasing demand for people within these fields to obtain graduate-level education. Discover your career options with a master's degree in psychology.