Dr. Summer Allen
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Summer Allen has a wide array of clinical experience to include court-mandated treatment, custody concerns, parental alienation, criminal justice involvement, and trauma, anxiety, and depression. She has worked in a variety of settings to include non-profit agencies, correctional facilities, Child Protective Services, and currently sees clients in a private practice setting.
Dr. Allen’s research interests include the need for a strengths-based approach when working with those involved with the criminal justice system. Additionally, she is interested in the importance of peer mentorship for counselors-in-training.
Dr. Allen’s service efforts focus on the education and empowerment of novice counselors throughout the licensure process.
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Texas at San Antonio
MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta State University
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, TX