Counseling Psychology

Program Overview

Why Study Counseling Psychology at TFC?

The Counseling Psychology major provides academic preparation in foundational psychological and counseling concepts, intellectual preparation through advanced studies of theory and philosophy of persons and relationships, and professional preparation in counseling laboratory and practicum events. Knowledge of the Bible and an understanding of human personality are combined in teaching psychology and counseling.

Psychology and theology are integrated while retaining priority on evangelical doctrine and biblical authority. Students are encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, realizing healthy persons make better counselors. The Counseling Psychology major has consistently prepared graduates entering the helping profession as well as equipping those students heading for graduate school. Counseling Psychology at TFC has three concentrations to choose from including Counseling in Ministry, Social Work, and Sport Psychology.

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  • Counseling in Ministry
  • Social Work
  • Sport Psychology
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Counseling Psychology

“If you have a heart for God and a passion for helping people, I’m confident you will find no better program to support your growth and your education than the program here in the counseling psychology department at Toccoa Falls College.”

Nicole Brown, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

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Counseling Psychology Courses

Our Counseling Psychology degree is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible and Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in Counseling Psychology-specific courses.

Featured Courses:

  • Christ-Centered Counseling
  • Crisis & Trauma Therapy
  • Counseling for Addictions
  • Premarital & Marital Counseling
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • Abnormal Psychology
Anna Neese


This program taught me how to prepare my faith for the hardships of the counseling world, whether it be in a secular or Christian setting. The professors teach in a way that is engaging and challenging. On top of the Bible-centered content, the professors create learning experiences that stretch students out of their comfort zone and prepare them for the realities of the counseling profession. One of my favorite experiential classes was a trip to Reigns of Life, where we were facilitated through an equine group therapy session. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy with years of experience in varied counseling fields. I am now a year away from completing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at a CACREP accredited school. I felt beyond prepared when I began the program and often notice I have more background knowledge than other students due to the level of rigor and dedication the Counseling Psychology professors offer at TFC.
Anna Neese, Class of 2019
Career Choices

What can you do with a Counseling Psychology Degree?

The counseling psychology degree programs at TFC are uniquely designed to provide students with the skills they need within the framework of a Christian environment. Our graduates are able to work closely with their clients in an empathetic and compassionate manner, and they are able to rely on their Christian background in order to provide them with faith-based counseling services. In addition, they develop practical skills, such as how to evaluate a client, how to maintain accurate records and how to develop a treatment plan that is customized to meet the needs of the individual. The Christian counseling psychology degree is a specialized degree program that prepares graduates for a successful career in their chosen field. Some of the counseling psychology jobs that are available include:

Counseling Psychologist

Most students who earn a degree in counseling psychology go on to work as a counseling psychologist. Counseling psychologists work with a diverse range of clients, often helping them learn how to manage their stress, improve their emotional health and minimize negative behaviors.

Career Counselor

A career counselor is another option for counseling psychology degree holders. A career counselor works with individuals to provide them with advice and guidance as to the next best steps in their career.

Clinical Social Worker

A clinical social worker may work in a school, a hospital, in private practice or for a non-profit organization. They advocate for the needs of their clients and work to connect them with helpful community resources.

School Counselor

A school counselor works in an educational building, often helping students cope with challenges that they are facing at the time and assisting them as they work toward their academic and personal goals.

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Counseling Psychology