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Teresa Stire, Ph. D.

Staff Psychologist

Education:

B.A. in Mathematics, West Virginia University

M.A. in Psychology, Marshall University

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University

Licensure Status:

Licensed Psychologist in West Virginia

Orientation:  Integrative, primarily incorporating interpersonal, attachment, and feminist theories.

Interests:  Individual and couples counseling; sexual assault and other personal power based violence; women’s health issues; first generation college students; training and supervision.

Bio:  I have been at the Carruth Center in various capacities since 2007.  I love working in a university counseling center, and enjoy the work with individuals in this developmental stage.  I work  with individuals who are survivors of sexual assault and other personal power based violence, and I serve as the representative from Carruth on the community Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).  I also enjoy working with first generation college students and addressing issues that are unique to this population.   Training and supervision are two areas that are particularly rewarding for me and each fall I look forward to working with new trainees at the center.

Psychology is a second career for me.  Prior to going back to graduate school for psychology, I worked as a homebirth attendant in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for a number of years and I continue to support pregnant and childbearing women through various community endeavors.  When I am not working, I can often be found at the gym lifting heavy things; I participate in powerlifting, weightlifting, Strongman and other strength sports.  And when I am able to head out of town, I  love spending time with my family traveling to beaches far and near.

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