Dr. Krahwinkel received her PhD from North Carolina State University in Counseling & Counselor Education in 2013 and received her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling from Western Kentucky University in 2006. She became Reality Therapy Certified in July 2008. Prior to that, she received certification as a Juvenile Sex Offender Counselor through the University of Louisville in June 2007.
Dr. Krahwinkel has been a Counselor Educator since 2014 and has been counseling since 2006 with a variety of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families on needs related to substance use, trauma, bereavement, adjustment, relationships, self-esteem, wellness management, depression, anxiety, and more. Dr. Krahwinkel has a vast diversity in her work experience including residential facilities for children, foster care, court-ordered treatment, nonprofit agencies, teaching, and training. Her area of research focus is on counselors’ cultural competence when working with diverse clients as well as counselor preparation.
Dr. Krahwinkel also provides clinical supervision for master-level intern students and graduates working towards their licensure as a professional counselor. She advocates at the state and national level, attends and presents at regional and national conferences, and has an active research agenda.