Dr. Amanda C. LaGuardia - AmandaLaGuardia.com

Dr. Amanda C. La Guardia LPCC-S, NCC

Welcome to my online portfolio! On this site you can read about my professional 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 The University of Cincinnati in Ohio.  I previously served as an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University from 2010-2016.  Since beginning work as an educator, I have taught master's level group counseling courses, theories, research methods, practicum, assessment, lifespan development, and pre-practicum as well as the doctoral qualitative research, supervision, and introductory stats courses. For more information on my teaching experience, please see my vita link below.

As an assistant professor at The University of Cincinnati, I am charged with coordinating the mental health counseling program and serve as assessment coordinator. A colleague and I were awarded a $239,000 HRSA training grant (co-PI) in 2016 and we were recently awarded another $1.9 milllion HRSA BHWET 4-year training grant (co-PI) in partnership with Social Work over four years. 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. Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked with children in foster care as an in-home family counselor in East Tennessee for two years; however, I have over ten years of experience in mental health (family, couples, individual and group) including my post-master’s work. My master's training emphasis was in couples and family counseling; I also completed coursework for the community counseling track (clinical mental health counseling). As a counselor educator, I intend to spend my professional career supporting the promotion and growth of the profession.  My research interests include adolescent self-injury, feminist and Adlerian theoretical applications, issues of social justice, gender issues, interdisciplinary approaches/collaborative care, as well as issues related to professional identity and burnout.

As an education at the University of Cincinnati, 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 and an LPCC-S in the state of Ohio. I served as president of Chi Sigma Iota from 2019-2020.

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

Teaching Philosophy and Research Agenda (PDF).

Supervision Philosophy (PDF).

Upcoming Events and Highlights

Professional Identity research highlighted in Counseling Today Online

Interview in Counseling Today (October, 2018)

AMHCA 2020 - Virtual

  • La Guardia, A. C., Brubaker, M, & Hearn, B. (June, 2020). Interprofessional Education: Suicide Prevention in Integrated Care Settings.

This web site was last updated on December 28th, 2019