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The Carruth Center is open, but most of our clinicians are working remotely. We are only seeing psychological and psychiatric emergencies in person at this time. For information about counseling options available to students located in West Virginia as well as students currently outside of the state, please see our COVID-19 updates page.

Julie Kennedy-Rea, LPC

Care Coordinator/Therapist

Education

B.A in Behavioral Science

M.A. in Counseling from West Virginia University

Licensure Status

Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia

Orientation

Integrative approach with an emphasis on interpersonal process with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and strengths-based techniques.

Interests

Individual and group counseling; trauma; multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues; LGBTQ+ concerns; women’s issues; domestic violence; autism (ASD); substance abuse.

Bio

I hale from a small town north of Pittsburgh where I grew up alongside my five older siblings. I watched my father work without complaint in the steel mills that were a main stay of work for western Pennsylvania and appreciated the gift of having my mom home with us as a steady force. These roots grounded me for adulthood just as working in the college setting rooted my professional life. Directly after college I worked for three years as a professional residence hall director where I developed a deep appreciation for working with college students. My time spent on the college campus laid the groundwork for furthering my education in the field of counseling. After obtaining my master’s degree I had the opportunity to work in a variety of agencies including Family Services, Community Mental Health, and Pressley Ridge Schools in the roles of Addictions Counselor, EAP Counselor, and Supervisor. My professional journey has come full circle now that I am back in the college realm serving the students at WVU, my alma mater.

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