Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
If you are interested in a career in counseling, you may desire to continue your education and earn a master’s degree to prepare for licensing and broaden your opportunities. It may also become of interest to you to hone your counseling skills by earning a Master of Science in Christian Counseling. This program is an excellent choice for counselors who aspire to bring Christianity into their profession and use God’s Word to help others! Here are three great reasons you should earn a master’s degree in Christian counseling:
Pursue Your Passion
Counselors are passionate and help others who wish to process their own life experiences. As a Christian counselor, you can help guide your clients from a Christian perspective, incorporating Christian principles and the Bible into your counseling methods. This professional practice can also greatly impact your own faith, allowing you to grow as you help others on their journeys.
Advance Your Career
A master’s degree is a great option for pushing your career forward! With a master’s degree, you gain a greater level of knowledge in your field and explore new concepts, as well as expand upon old ones. Acquiring this higher level of education will give you more opportunities in work and may even increase your pay – especially if you continue on to a doctoral degree. In many cases, a master’s degree is necessary in a field like counseling, as you will likely need this advanced education in order to pursue licensure.
Having the passion to dedicate your profession to helping those in need is a great and honorable attribute. With the innate desire to help people, as well as the skills and resources to effectively incorporate Christianity into your counseling techniques, you can give others the emotional and behavioral support they are seeking. Scriptural teachings blended with advanced counseling strategies help you give clients the attention and knowledge they need to gain spiritual forgiveness and lead a more fulfilling and healthy lifestyle!
To learn more about the counseling programs at Grand Canyon University, visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.