Julie Kennedy-Rea, LPC
B.A in Behavioral Science
M.A. in Counseling from West Virginia University
Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia
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.