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Expand your impact. Empower others.

Let your drive for helping others shape your career. Capella online counseling and therapy degrees and certificates can help you pursue your goals and aspirations.

Influence diverse populations through counseling and therapy

Set your clients up for success. How? By expanding your ability to help individuals, couples, or families. Our counseling and therapy master’s or doctoral degrees or certificates can help you do just that. You’ll gain insights and practical skills from experienced scholar-practitioners. We offer programs to help you specialize in addiction, mental health, school counseling, and marriage and family therapy to help clients overcome obstacles. 


PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Develop your clinical, teaching, research, and leadership/advocacy skills with online coursework and field experiences in this advanced program for counselor educators.


MS in School Counseling

Gain the skills and knowledge to help K-12 students succeed in school, explore career options, and develop socially while addressing issues facing children and teens.


MS in Marriage and Family Therapy

Gain knowledge and develop clinical skills to assist individuals, couples, and families to resolve difficulties and strengthen relationships.


MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Empower your clients to overcome challenges as you gain advanced professional skills by applying counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice.


Systemic Couple and Family Therapy

Obtain a Graduate Certificate in Counseling for Systemic Couple and Family Therapy.


Contemporary Theory in School-Based Services

Get a Graduate Certificate in Counseling for Contemporary Theory in School-Based Services. 


Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services

Explore the mental health profession with the online graduate certificate in contemporary theory in mental health services from Capella University.


Contemporary Theory in Addictive Behavior

Take your career in behavioral health to the next level with a focused course of study on addiction and addictive behaviors.


Play Therapy

Build on your ability to make a lasting difference for children.

Individual courses

Move closer toward your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

The Capella difference

Meeting the highest standards
Capella’s specialized accreditations and professional recognitions show our commitment to the highest standards in education. 

Programs that fit your life
Tackle coursework on your schedule with 24/7 online access to your courseroom anytime, anywhere, on any device.

The right support
Reach your goals with the help of our support teams—including those dedicated to licensure and fieldwork requirements.

Alumni approved
90% of alumni with a master‘s in counseling are satisfied with their Capella education.
Alumni Outcomes Survey 2022-2023.

Focused on what you need to know
Our degrees and certificates deliver the skills you need to help achieve meaningful outcomes with your clients.

Counseling and therapy career insights

The difference between marriage and family therapy & social work

Learn how career opportunities in each field differ, and where there are similarities.

Helping Professions Guide

Explore paths and programs that leverage your unique interests to help build a better world.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.