Dr. Kathleen Arveson's work is characterized by her commitment to students and clients. She received a Master's degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, and worked in the early years of her career in student services as an academic and program advisor. Since then, she has worked hard to ensure that her students find her to be accessible, helpful and interested in their everyday concerns and long-term goals. She received a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland.

During the years between student development work and teaching at Regent University, she concentrated on building a private practice and raising two daughters. Her private practice includes developing a church counseling center, working with a variety of private agencies, and developing a private practice. During the time at the church practice, she helped develop a Preparing for Marriage Ministry.

Her teaching at Regent University is primarily focused on building clinical expertise in counseling skills and internship as well as teaching a wide variety of academic coursework. She summarizes her passion by the word 'equipping.' She strives to equip students to be professional counselors, for clients to manage the challenges of their lives, and for couples to enter married life with realistic expectations and resources for success.

Outside of the classroom, she and her husband were founding members (in 1978) of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C. The Institute is established to educate lay Christians in theology and assist them to apply a Christian mindset to all areas of life, both professional and personal. She also served for several years as a mentor and board member for the National Center for Leadership.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Park, J.S., Arveson, K., Newmeyer, M., & Underwood, L.A. (2018) Comparing behavioral health graduate students in spiritual and religious competence. Spiritual Psychology & Counseling, Vol. 3.

Salwen, E., Underwood, L., Dy-Liacco, G. and Arveson, K. (2017). Self-disclosure and Spiritual well-being in pastors seeking professional help. Pastoral Psychology.

Arveson, K. (2008). "Challenges for the empty nest marriage." Faith & Therapy. Vol 2(1).

Arveson, K. (2007). "Building a sound marital house: issues to consider when counseling couples preparing for marriage." Faith & Therapy. Vol 1 (3).

Arveson, K. (2006). "A conceptual model for integrating spirituality into the diagnosis and counseling treatment plan." In Waltz, G., Bleurer, J., Yep, R. Vistas: Compelling Perspectives on Counseling 2006. ACA, Alexandria VA.

Arveson, K. (Fall, 2003). "Theophostic ministry and schizophrenia." Journal of the International Association for Theophostic Ministry, Vol. 1, p. 32-34.

Encyclopedia Entries, Interviews & Book Reviews:

Arveson, K. (2004). Review of the book, Keeping the Faith in Late Life by Susan Eisenhandler, Sociology of Religion, Vol. 65 (3), 306-307.

Arveson, K. (1993) "Who is studying religion? An analysis of religious variables in psychology dissertations," 1983-1987. (Doctoral dissertation). Baltimore: Loyola College.

Other Publications:

Arveson, K. (2010). "How to prepare for the empty nest." New Life Webpage, June, 2010: http://newlife.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-empty-nest/


Current Professional Affiliations and Development: Certified Professional Counselor (Maryland Certification #000645)

Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)

Member, Christian Association of Psychological Services (CAPS)

Certified Field Traumatologist, Green Cross, 2013

Certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor

Consultant, New Life Ministries

Certification, Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2012, Falls Church, VA

Meet Our Faculty

Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.

Psychological Services Center Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4292 cpage@regent.edu
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.


Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

757.352.4296 jennrip@regent.edu
Anderson B. Rowan, Ph.D.

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program Director


757.352.4433 arowan@regent.edu
James N. Sells, Ph.D.


Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

757.352.4368 jsells@regent.edu
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair

Clinical Counseling Programs Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4499 jrsmith@regent.edu
Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.

Psychological Services Center Assistant Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4280 rachha5@regent.edu
Ingo Tophoven, Ph.D.

Counseling Ministries Department Chair

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies and M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Programs Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4868 ingotop@regent.edu
Amy Trout, Psy.D.

M.A. in Human Services Program Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4349 atrout@regent.edu
Cyrus Williams, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4576 cwilliams2@regent.edu


Mandy Baraka
Ashley Bauman
Andreas Bienert
Evelyn Biles, Ph.D.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
Michelle Colon
Joe DeLong
LaShauna Dean
Carissa Dwiwardani, Ph.D.
Gabriel Dy-Liacco, Ph.D.
Michael Franks, Ph.D.
Crista Gambrell
Susan George
Beth Gerhard-Burnham
Todd Grande, Ph.D.
Penny Hamblin
Kristel Headley
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
Kurtis Hooks
Jonathan Hoover
Teri Hourihan
Judith L. Johnson, Ph.D.
David Jones, Ed.D.
Kristen Kansiewicz
Brenda Keck
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Robert Kuschel
Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Jennifer Linnekaste, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lokeman, Ph.D.
Paul Loosemore
Jessica McCleese, Ph.D.
Jennifer McCurrach
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
Raymond Nairn
Kristie Norwood, Ph.D.
Lynn Olson Page, Ph.D., ABPP
Annie Phillips, Ph.D.
Jeremy Ruckstaetter, Ph.D.
Mary Sanderfer, Ph.D.
Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Corie Schoeneberg
Erynne H. Shatto, Ph.D.
Kaitlyn Stafford
Paul Stevenson
Katlin Ternes
Deanna Towns
Amanda Trent, Ph.D.
Lee Underwood, Psy.D.
Linda Vermooten
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Jay Wiles
Latasha Williams
Melissa Windham, Ph.D.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.