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School of Psychology and Counseling

APA & CACREP-accredited programs.

One of few Christian institutions offering both APA & CACREP-accredited programs. Learn More
Students attend a class at Regent, one of few Christian institutions that offer both APA and CACREP-accredited programs.

School of Psychology and Counseling

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Explore psychology & counseling programs, with multiple concentrations, offered online & in Virginia Beach. Learn More
Students attend a class at Regent, one of few Christian institutions that offer both APA and CACREP-accredited programs.

School of Psychology and Counseling

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Students attend a class at Regent, one of few Christian institutions that offer both APA and CACREP-accredited programs.

Do you have a heart for people and a deep desire to make a difference in their lives? The Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) can help you turn your desire into a meaningful career. Whether you’re interested in our counseling degrees or our psychology graduate programs, at Regent, you won’t just read about leading-edge mental health theories and treatment approaches, you’ll experience them first-hand through scholarly research, international service opportunities and community partnerships. Our Psy.D. students have the opportunity to practice what they are learning in our state-of-the-art Psychological Services Center. And you’ll be fully engaged and invested in classes and lectures, thanks to a nationally recognized faculty of award-winning practitioners and educators who are clearly invested in your success.

Regent is one of only a handful of Christian institutions who offer programs accredited by both the American Psychological Association (APA)* and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We are committed to the idea that science and faith do not oppose each other, but in fact, complement one another. Regent-educated clinicians and academicians are solidly grounded in both the science of human behavior and the faith-based principles of restoration and renewal. Ours is a distinctively Christian counseling degree approach, one that not only elevates individual practice, but also the standards of an entire field.

Learn more about our counseling degrees and psychology graduate programs.

*The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Contact the APA at Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 or 202.336.5979.

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Success Stories

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling

“"God ordained all the circumstances, and I simply made the step of faith to follow."”

Marina Kuzmina, M.A. in Counseling, 2010 Community Counseling

“My time at Regent left me with a desire for excellence. I believe that was something that was already instilled in me but my education here challenged me even more.”

Eric Ferguson, M.A. in Counseling, 1997 Founder, Metanoia Missions International

“I'm grateful for my Regent mentors. Their emphasis on relationships and guidance has helped me navigate a challenging yet rewarding journey.”

Alexandra Melchiorre, M.S. in Psychology, 2018 Registered Behavioral Technician

“If you are focused, determined, willing to put in the work and make sacrifices, anyone can do this. I give all praise to God. Keep going no matter what.”

Antonio Tuck, M.A. in Counseling, 2020 Human Services Professional

Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Human Services
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Services
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • National Counseling Group
  • Northside Baptist Church
  • Optima Health
  • Orphan’s Promise
  • Sentara Healthcare
  • True North Church
  • The Up Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
  • W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Medical Center
  • WellSpring Psychology Group
  • Yale University
  • YMCA
  • Zeiders Enterprises, Inc.