Department of Counseling

The Department of Counseling is part of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Houston Baptist University. The department houses the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, as well as Masters of Education in Professional School Counseling. Graduates go on to work in a variety of settings including private practices, universities, clinics, hospitals, mental health agencies, churches and schools.

Goals and Purposes

The goal of the Department of Counseling is to train students to become knowledgeable, competent, ethical professionals in their fields who are able to bring Christian ethics, values and worldview to their workplaces. To this end, our goal is to provide learning experiences that

  • include coursework that meets or exceeds the state and national standards for academic knowledge in each discipline
  • offer opportunities to develop levels of skills necessary for entering the professional arena and performing with excellence
  • emphasize critical thinking, utilization of resources, the ability to work independently and cooperatively and
  • impart the importance of professionalism, integrity, values-centered work and lifelong learning and development