Dr. Summer Allen
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Allen received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018 and her MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta State University in 2014. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked with a wide variety of populations. Her clinical experience includes court-mandated treatment, custody concerns, parental alienation, criminal justice involvement, and trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Allen has worked in a variety of settings to include non-profit agencies, correctional facilities, Child Protective Services, and private practice. She currently sees clients in a private practice setting. Her 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.