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Full-time Faculty

Counseling Faculty - Full-Time Faculty

Heather Barto,Ph.D., LPC
Heather Barto,Ph.D., LPC

Licensed School Counselor

Heather Barto,Ph.D., LPC

Licensed School Counselor

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Heather Barto completed her Ph.D. in counselor education at Virginia Tech.  She completed her master’s degree in school guidance and counseling and an advanced certificate in counseling at-risk youth at Johns Hopkins University. 

She has worked as a licensed school counselor in traditional and alternative school settings in both Virginia and Maryland concentrating on her work with at-risk middle school students.  She has also worked as a licensed professional counselor in a community mental health clinic providing individual and group counseling for children and adolescents with severe food allergies. Professional research and counseling interests include school counseling, the career development of adolescent mothers and the emotional health of children/adolescents with food allergies.

Leah Clarke, Ph.D., LPC
Leah Clarke, Ph.D., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Leah Clarke, Ph.D., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Dr. Leah Clarke is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Her undergraduate work was done at The College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Dr. Clarke'€™s clinical experience includes work in a college counseling center, family services agency and an inpatient psychiatric unit. Her research focuses on diversity and gender issues in substance abuse treatment, family therapy with hospitalized clients, and refugee mental health and adjustment.

Deedre Mitchell, PhD, LPC, NCC
Deedre Mitchell, PhD, LPC, NCC

Certified School Counselor

Deedre Mitchell, PhD, LPC, NCC

Certified School Counselor

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Dr. Deedre Mitchell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified School Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.  She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and her M.Ed. in School Counseling at Loyola University in Maryland.  Dr. Mitchell's work experience includes almost ten years as a school counselor in various school settings and school counseling program consultation.  In addition to this, she has worked in private practice, providing individual and group counseling to various age groups. 

Dr. Mitchell's professional research and counseling interests include the ASCA National Model, as well as self-efficacy and the supervision of school counselors.

Carol McGinnis, Ph.D, LCPC
Carol McGinnis, Ph.D, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Carol McGinnis, Ph.D, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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Dr. McGinnis has a B.A. in psychology with a minor in theology, an M.A. in counseling psychology, and a Ph.D. in pastoral counseling from Loyola University.

Dr. McGinnis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. Her clinical work experience has included time with the Baltimore County Police Counseling team, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and mobile/clinic work with the Main Street Community Mental Health Center in Reisterstown Maryland. She has also taught graduate students at Loyola University in Maryland since 2008 in both school and pastoral counseling.

Kristin Mouttet, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC
Kristin Mouttet, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kristin Mouttet, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Dr. Mouttet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Virginia) and Licensed Professional Counselor (District of Columbia) who earned a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Regent University, a M.S. in marriage and family therapy, and community counseling from John Brown University, and a B.A in communication from Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Mouttet worked for six years with university students in various capacities, two years as counselor in the counseling center. Dr. Mouttet also worked for nearly three years with children and families providing in-home family therapy through a community mental health agency.

Dr. Mouttet has taught both face-to-face and online graduate courses at Regent University (2007, 2008) and Messiah College (2010). She also works in a private practice group, Cornerstone Family Counseling, where she sees client issues such as premarital, marital, family, women's issues, children and adolescents. Research interests include: forgiveness, sexuality, marital supervision.