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Dr. Amanda C. La Guardia LPCC-S, NCC

Welcome to my online portfolio! On this site you can read about my professional work. In December of 2009, I graduated with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University.  I am currently an associate professor and counseling programs coordinator at The University of Cincinnati in Ohio.  I previously served as an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University from 2010-2016.  Since beginning work as an educator, I have taught master's level group counseling courses, theories, research methods, practicum, assessment, lifespan development, and pre-practicum as well as the doctoral qualitative research, supervision, and introductory stats courses. For more information on my teaching experience, please see my vita link below.

As an associate professor at The University of Cincinnati, I am charged with coordinating the mental health counseling program and serve as assessment coordinator. In partnership with colleagues, I have been awarded three HRSA BHWET grants totaling over 4 million dollars, one of which is current active through 2025. In my current faculty position, I maintain an active research agenda, national and local service, and teaching responsibilities. I also have a small private practice and work locally with schools and community agencies as a consultant. Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked with children in foster care as an in-home family counselor in East Tennessee for two years; however, I have approximately twenty years of experience in mental health (family, couples, individual and group) including my post-master’s work. My master's training emphasis was in couples and family counseling; I also completed coursework for the community counseling track (clinical mental health counseling). As a counselor educator, I intend to spend my professional career supporting the promotion and growth of the profession.  My research interests include adolescent self-injury and suicide prevention, Feminist and Adlerian theoretical applications, social justice, gender issues, interdisciplinary approaches/collaborative care, as well as issues related to professional identity and burnout.

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As an education at the University of Cincinnati, I plan to continue working towards the service and scholarly goals I have developed, as well as continuing my growth and practice as a professional counselor. For information about my private practice or consultation services visit the Supervision Tab or contact me.

I am currently a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor (LPCC-S) in the state of Ohio. I served as president of Chi Sigma Iota from 2019-2020 and am the Associate Editor of the CE&S Journal.

For more information, please view my Curriculum Vita (PDF).

Teaching Philosophy and Research Agenda (PDF).

Supervision Philosophy (PDF).


Professional Identity research highlighted in Counseling Today Online

Interview in Counseling Today (October, 2018)

This web site was last updated on September 30, 2022