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Counseling Psychology Department

Ben Mathew, Chair, Counseling Department at Emmaus Bible CollegeDEAR FUTURE EMMAUS STUDENT,

My name is Ben Mathew, the Chair and professor in the Counseling Psychology department, and I wanted to personally thank you for expressing interest in studying Counseling Psychology at Emmaus Bible College. The fact that you’re interested in studying counseling at Emmaus means two things:

  1. You love God: you have a passion to know God through His Word, and want your personal relationship to grow and mature during the important years of college life
  2. You love people: you have a dedication and ability to connect, care and help people through various problems and stages of life

With these two assumptions about you, I’m confident that you’ll find the Counseling Psychology program here at Emmaus a perfect fit to pursue both your passion for loving God, and your passion in loving people.

Please know that I would be honored to discuss any aspects of our program with you, and answer any questions that you might have about the vision, courses and conviction of our department.

I’m excited about the possibility of talking to you more, and I’ll be in prayer as you seek God’s guidance in your consideration of coming to Emmaus. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care and God bless.

Chair, Counseling Department
Program Director, Counseling Psychology


  • People-helping Ministries: the Counseling Psychology program will help you develop skills and attitudes as you seek to work in church, parachurch and other contexts that involve working with people.
  • Graduate School: Our program fulfills the prerequisite course requirements for graduate programs in mental health, counseling and social service programs (both Christian and secular graduate schools).
  • Our faculty have solid academic credentials, real world experience, and are state and nationally licensed in their profession.

"The Counseling Psychology program has fully trained and equipped me to serve as a Behavioral Health Intervention Counselor, as well as prepare me for studies at a graduate level. My colleagues are beyond impressed by the knowledge that I have gained during my time at Emmaus. Class instruction is provided by professors who are equipped to not only teach but also counsel. The professors create a truly unique learning environment by sharing their personal and professional experiences with their students."

Riley Ashley
16' Counseling Psychology
Dubuque, IA