Counseling Certificates

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Help others with compassion and empathy

Gain current knowledge and understanding in the helping professions while earning master’s-level credits with an online counseling certificate from Capella.

The Capella difference

What's your passion? Is it family therapy, addiction, mental health services, or school-based services? A graduate certificate in counseling or therapy is a flexible and affordable way to increase your knowledge.

Focused on what you need to know
Our counseling certificate curriculum is designed to help you expand your understanding of human behavior with the right mix of theory and history.

Apply credits to a master’s
Our counseling certificates are made up of master’s-level courses, giving you the potential to apply them to a master’s program later. 

Scholar-practitioner faculty
93% of alumni agree Capella provided the flexibility they needed to pursue their degree. (Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey 2022-2023.)

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

Program specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

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

Counseling certificates career insights

Tips on How to Become a Counselor

Interested in a career in counseling, but not sure how to approach it? Here’s what you need to know.

Counseling Honor Societies: Valuable Recognition of Excellence

These societies are more than an honor. Membership recognizes excellence among peers, showcasing skills and achievements.

Capella Faculty Member to Lead American Counseling Association

As president of the American Counseling Association, Simone Lambert, PhD, hopes to advocate for the profession.