Addictions Counseling

Program Profile

addictions-counseling-pic.jpgOak Hills’ Addictions Counseling program will prepare you to better understand the root causes of addictive behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, as well as gambling, sex, food, and other addictions.  The program, taught from a distinctly Christian worldview, will equip you with skills needed to participate in treatment and healing and will provide you with significant opportunities to practice those skills in actual treatment contexts.

This program consists of core courses in counseling and psychology, a minimum of 880 hours of fieldwork, and a full major in biblical studies.

Who should apply?

The effects of addictions devastate individuals, families and communities.  If you desire to participate in God's redemptive work liberating people enslaved to destructive behaviors and healing the relationships damaged by those behaviors, this program will prepare you to serve with skill and compassion.

What careers will I be prepared for?

Graduates will have met all educational and experiential requirements to become a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota.  Students must pass a state-administered exam before licensure is granted.  LADC professionals are employed in counseling centers and in out-patient and in-patient treatment centers.

Meet your director


Derrick Houle

Program Director: Applied Psychology
Instructor: Counseling, Psychology

B.A. in Social Science
Providence College, Otterburne, MB, Canada
M.A. in Counseling and Psychology
Providence Seminary, Otterburne, MB, Canada
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook, MN
OHCC since 2000

OHCC Admissions Office, 1600 Oak Hills Road SW, Bemidji, MN 56601 local: 218-751-8670, ext. 1285, toll-free: 866-307-OHCC