Online Counseling Programs Interview Series: Meet The Faculty

Online Counseling Programs strives to provide the strongest resource for finding and researching online Masters in Counseling degree programs. In addition to our individual program overviews, we have created an interview series so that students can gain a deeper perspective about different school and programs.


Governors State University: Interview with Dr. Gregory Blevins
Master of Health Science in Addiction Studies

The Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health offer's an online Master of Health Science program that prepares students to utilize evidence-based approaches to addictions.

Students can complete lessons at virtually anytime of day and any day of the week."

Hodges University: Interview with Dr. Amber Pope and Dr. Ali Wolf
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hodges University's Nichols School of Professional Studies offers an online master of science in clinical mental health counseling.

“...a primary reason why we developed the online program at Hodges, to give students in these areas access to a quality education in the field."

Northwestern University: Interview with Dr. Nate Perron
Master of Arts in Counseling

The Counseling@Northwestern program prepares students to become well-rounded counselors with an emphasis on extensive clinical training and self-reflection.

“...I believe our students are exposed to important content in the program that challenges the status quo. Students are encouraged to think and practice multiculturally, and to advocate for the needs of individuals and communities as core elements of the counseling profession."

Northwestern University: Interview with Tonya Davis
Master of Arts in Counseling

The Counseling@Northwestern program prepares students to become well-rounded counselors with an emphasis on extensive clinical training and self-reflection.

“I am all in, with all hands-on deck. I believe that because of this type of investment, our students have the full capacity to be self-reflective, authentic, congruent, multiculturally competent and aware clinicians ready to go forth and be strong social justice advocates and intentionally thoughtful change agents in the field of counseling and beyond."

Fort Valley State University: Interview with Dr. Jerry Brenner
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management

FVSU prepares online rehabilitation counseling students for work in addressing the vocational efficacy and independent living of individuals with disabilities.

"&...the most efficacious avenue for students to learn about the research process is to participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of studies."

University of Massachusetts - Boston: Interview with Dr. James Soldner
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

UMass Boston and the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development offers an online master of science in rehabilitation counseling with clinical or vocational tracks.

“...there is a huge need for rehab. counselors to assist persons with disabilities to obtain and maintain meaningful, competitive employment, to enhance their own quality of life, as well as make important contributions to local, state, the national economy and society as whole."

University of Massachusetts - Boston: Interview with Dr. Dimity Peter
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

UMass Boston and the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development offers an online master of science in rehabilitation counseling with clinical or vocational tracks.

“...the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development has a large emphasis on inclusion and social participation of marginalized groups – this is a great fit for our program."

George Washington University: Interview with Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz
Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling

The GW Graduate School of Education offers an online M.A. in rehabilitation counseling with or without a concentration in mental health counseling.

“GW’s Graduate School of Education develops cooperative agreements with nonprofit and for-profit agencies through the United States as well as other countries."

Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School: Interview with Dr. Jorja Jamison
Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling

The M.A. in Addiction Counseling program at Hazelden Betty Ford is offered with a focus on integrated recovery for co-occuring disorders and prepares students for licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor or professional clinical counselor.

“In an increasingly technology-saturate culture, learning to use new technologies can be intimidating, but it’s also a real professional asset to be growing in this area."

North Carolina State University: Interview with Dr. Siu-Man "Raymond" Ting
Master of Education in Counseling

The M.Ed. in Counseling program at North Carolina State University is offered in three different specializations: clinical mental health, college counseling and student development, and school counseling.

“Students of school, college and clinical counseling work on projects together in groups. They learn how to collaborate with counselors in various settings as well as different professionals."

Western Kentucky University: Interview with Dr. Aaron Hughey
Certificate in Career Services Program Coordinator

Western Kentucky University currently offers a 15-hour online graduate Certificate in Career Services (CCS).

“We are entering unchartered territory when it comes to the changing nature of work. Globalization, technology and diversity are driving a tectonic shift in how people view their careers.”