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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

Gain a Transformative Christian University Experience

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

“I wanted a rigorous doctoral program that could travel with me wherever I was in the country. I found this and more at Regent.”

Heather Paessler-Chesterton, Ph.D., 2009 Counselor Education and Supervision

“At Regent, I loved the integration of Christian values that were wrapped tightly in a strong academic degree. I felt completely academically prepared to go out and help people, but I also had that very foundational core belief system that was strengthened unbelievably.”

Jada Jackson, B.A. in Communication 2009; MA in Human Services Counseling 2010 President & TV Host, Total Life Counseling; Advisor, Listeners On Call; Author; Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“Regent has exposed me to so much. I’ve had so many opportunities to learn and grow as both an advanced clinician and as an educator.”

Gus Tan, Ph.D., 2010 Counselor Education and Supervision

“I would recommend Regent's counseling programs to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of others and of themselves.”

Karen Palmer, M.A., 2011 Human Services

“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

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.