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Counseling and Family Therapy

Care for the whole person often begins with the mind. From global events and emotional distress to marital issues, addiction and more, patients turn to counselors for help coping with — and thriving in spite of — their struggles. As a counselor, you have the power to not only change their outlook: you can change their life. With a Regis University education that includes hands-on counseling experiences at interactive learning centers and specialized certifications, you’ll graduate with a skillset that empowers you to positively impact children, adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on social justice and advocacy in a changing society.

    Why Become a Counselor at Regis University?

    The Division of Counseling and Family Therapy’s mission is to involve students in a search for truth, values and a just existence within the framework of humanistic, depth and systemic/relational traditions. In other words, we invite you to advance your career and your own growth by becoming a professional in service of others. When you take part in that mission, you join alumni who have entered the workforce not only as private practitioners but as community health therapists, school therapists, career counselors and more. Like them, you educate your whole person, in true Jesuit Catholic tradition, by developing the mix of practical skills, intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence necessary to guide patients on their healing journeys. Most importantly, by realizing your potential with the guidance of dedicated faculty and the benefit of both in-classroom and real-world learning opportunities, you will hone the ability to create relationships with your patients that guide them to open themselves to their truth — and the understanding of their own potential, self-worth and intrinsic beauty — through the exploration of their emotions.

    How Will You Build Your Story?

    Explore our counseling programs to find out.

    What Sets Regis Counselors Apart

    In your quest to care for the whole person, you'll find Regis offers counseling programs which combine the insight, skill and recognition you need to elevate yourself to new professional heights. Here are a few of the credentials that help set graduates from our counseling programs apart:

    • The M.A. in Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is approved by the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP)
    • The M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

    Grow Your Skills and Help Heal Others

    • Choose a career in counseling and help others on their journey toward ​building healthy solutions to manage their mental health. Make a career out of empowering countless individuals and families to cope with and overcome their emotional distress, addiction, trauma and more.
    • Gain the ability to help patients change their lives. Regis will support your growth in the field with faculty who not only practice what they teach, but use that experience in your counseling courses, expanding your knowledge beyond what might be possible anywhere else.
    • Learn in real time at Regis’ Center for Counseling and Family Therapy, where you will have the opportunity to serve the Denver community with affordable counseling services, all while receiving on-the-job feedback from faculty. A progressive and unique learning opportunity, this interactive experience will prepare you to become a leader in providing accessible counseling services for communities and patients of all kinds.
    • Benefit from your professors’ experience. With a faculty versed in youth and play therapy, marriage and family therapy, international efforts to bring trauma-informed counseling to war-torn countries and more, you will emerge from the classroom expertly prepared for your specialty of choice — and inspired in directions you could never have anticipated.

    Dedicated Educators

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Ph.D., LMFT

    Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Ph.D., LMFT received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2005. Following this work, she earned a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007 from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014 from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Edwards is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the State of Colorado and has been an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 2016. Currently, Dr. Edwards works as an associate professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the Division for Counseling and Family Therapy. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on LGBTQ+ inclusive family therapy practices and regularly presents her work at the national conferences of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the National Counsel for Family Relations (NCFR).

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