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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.

Morgan Sharpless, M.S.W.

Interim Assistant Director of Care Management and Clinical Operations


B.A. in Psychology, West Virginia University

M.S.W, West Virginia University

Licensure Status

Licensed Social Worker in West Virginia


Integrative specifically to fit the client’s needs utilizing strengths, solution focused, MET, CBT, mindfulness based and attachment approaches.


Identity development, crisis intervention, substance abuse, body-image, self-compassion, diversity and social justice issues, first-generation students 


Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from West Virginia University where I developed a passion for working in higher education as a work-study student in the Office of Campus & Community Life.  After obtaining my MSW, I held a live-in position with Residential Education as a Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC) for three years where I oversaw a building of over 500 students. I then transitioned to the Office of Student Success as a Program Coordinator. I worked individually with students on academic probation, providing guidance and supportive counseling to assist them in succeeding while connecting them with resources available within the university.

Through my experiences, I found that my passion lies working individually with students in a more clinical setting, where I was fortunate enough to find my ideal position as a Case Manager with CCPPS. In my role, I am able to provide individual treatment to students and also utilize the knowledge and skills I obtained from my previous positions. Due to my experiences, I am able to incorporate my knowledge and skills from an academic perspective into the counseling center to best aid our students.  

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