Meet the Dean of AGSC


Choosing a graduate school can have a significant impact on your future profession, ministry, and personal life. This is especially true for counseling programs. Counseling is both a calling and a responsibility. It requires competency and compassion, discipline and discipleship. 

Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (AGSC) was founded on the principle that our emotional, physical, and spiritual selves are meant to be integrated. As they are, we are able to grow to be healthy, holy beings. Without the health of one element, the whole suffers. AGSC offers an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at both the Manhattan and Rockland (Nyack) campuses and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Rockland campus. These are two programs that have been designed to prepare our students to be competently trained counselors, ready for secular or Christian settings, but also godly counselors, willing to seek the Great Counselor for help. 

We work with our students on issues of faith/practice integration, using the psychospiritual-counseling model. We purposefully emphasize counseling in the cross-cultural setting of major urban areas. We actively strive to relate a biblical perspective with counseling in order to best understand and help those in need. We care deeply about the personal and professional growth of each student, and we invite you to research and see if AGSC may be a good fit for you.


Carol Diaz Robles, Ph.D
Associate Dean, Alliance Graduate School of Counseling