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 Cincinnati, OH.  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 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 was recently awarded a $239,000 HRSA training grant as co-PI. 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 as a professional counselor with children in foster care individually and in family counseling in East Tennessee for two years; however, I have over six years of experience in mental health (family, couples, individual and group) including my post-master’s work. My master's training emphasis was in marriage and family counseling; I also completed coursework for the community counseling track. As a counselor educator, I intend to spend my professional career assisting in 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, as well as issues related to professional identity and burnout.

I completed work as a temporary full-time counseling faculty member at East Tennessee State University prior to beginning my position at Sam Houston. 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.

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 (pg 16)

ACA March 2016 - San Francisco, CA

  • Emelianchik, K, Byrd, R. & LaGuardia, A.C. (accepted, 2017). Adolescent Self-Injurious Behavior: Analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Trends. Content session to be presented at the American Counseling Association conference in San Francisco, CA. [March]

This web site was last updated on November 22nd, 2016