Amanda C. La Guardia PhD, LPC-S, NCC

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

As an assistant professor at Sam Houston State I have gained invaluable leadership experience. In my current faculty position I closely attend to my research agenda, national and local service, and teaching responsibilities. I also maintain a small private practice and work locally with schools and community agencies as a consultant. During my time at Old Dominion I gained invaluable experience as a supervisor, instructor, and researcher. I have also made a lot of friends and collegial connections that I plan to maintain throughout my career. Prior to attending Old Dominion, I worked as a professional counselor with children in foster care individually and in family counseling in East Tennessee for two years; however, I have over five years of experience in mental health (family, couples, individual and group) including my post-master’s work. My master's training emphasized marriage and family counseling as well as community counseling. As a counselor educator, I intend to spend my professional career assisting in the promotion and growth of the profession.  My research interests include adolescent self injury, feminist and Adlerian theoretical applications, issues of social justice, as well as issues related to professional identity and burnout.

I completed work as a temporary full-time counseling faculty member at East Tennessee State University prior to beginning my position at Sam Houston. 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 counselor supervisor (LPC-S) in the State of Texas.

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

Teaching Philosophy and Research Agenda (PDF).

Supervision Philosophy (PDF).

Upcoming Events and Highlights

Research highlighted in Counseling Today Online

Interview in Counseling Today (Feb, 2010, pg 16)

ACES 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

  • LaGuardia, A.C. (accepted, 2015). Teaching technical integration: Clinical applications of theoretical concepts. Poster to be presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Philadelphia, PA. [October]

This web site was last updated on August 28th, 2015