Dr. O'Gieblyn holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling: Teaching Specialization and a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan (LPC #6401015628). Before her full-time academic career, her work included seeing clients under the supervision of Carla Babb, LPC, MHSP at The Cypress Counseling Group, PLLC in Brentwood, TN.
In her own words, "Therapeutically, I aim to create a safe space where my clients can foster healing and pursue wholeness. Everyone has a story to tell and deserves a place to share it" She aims to honor the stories of both hurting and hope in her clients. Her former work in holistic health, has lead to a strong interest in the mind, body, spirit connection. O'Gieblyn considers it an honor to walk side by side others as they seek to improve their quality of life and overall wellness. She approaches therapy from an integrated and attachment-based lens. She has a background in college ministry, and is open to incorporating spirituality into therapeutic work upon request. O'Gieblyn has completed EMDR training Level 1 and is also certified to facilitate the PREPARE/ENRICH premarital and martial training programs.
Educationally, she seeks to teach and research in a way that empowers and equips students and colleagues to become all of who they were created to be. O'Gieblyn aims to contribute to the academic community through passionate service in teaching, research, publication, and professional presentations. She actively pursues integrating creative and experiential activities into the classroom and specializes in the areas of counselor education, wellness, spirituality, gender, perfectionism, and the mind-body connection. Additionally, she has extensive experience in mentoring and leadership development.
B.S., Ball State University
M.A., Grace College
Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
Dr. O'Gieblyn's teaching philosophy revolves around her passion for the field of counseling as well as her passion for holistic student development. She used creative, multi-modal, and experiential teaching methods to engage students of all learning types. Her goal is to inspire students to become clinically skilled, empathic, interpersonally competent and insightful professional clinical mental health counselors.
Counselor professional identity
Gender & sexuality
Spirituality and mental health
Counseling theory integration
Areas of scholarship
- Counselor development