Dr. Andrea Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. She uses evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help clients overcome challenges in daily life. Perry assists students working with clients living with a wide range of concerns, including grief, crisis intervention, trauma, serious illness, PTSD, depression, anxiety/panic, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and many other psychological and behavioral challenges.
Perry is a proud Lion alum, having obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision and her master's degree in counseling from A&M-Commerce. She has worked in various counseling settings, including a psychiatric hospital, private practice, a university counseling center, and now as an ad interim professor.
Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a National Certified Counselor. She believes in treating everyone with respect and compassion while providing a safe and therapeutic environment. She has presented on topics related to marriage and the family, trauma, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
A Conversation with Dr. Perry
What draws you to your discipline?
As a counseling instructor, you can build strong relationships by having the opportunity to be there for students and listen to their concerns. The most rewarding thing about being a counseling instructor is seeing students utilize the counseling skills I teach.
What has been your favorite course to teach?
The graduate course, COUN 611: Introduction to Marriage and Family. This course introduces graduate students to the historical developments and principal conceptualizations of marital and family therapy. After completing this course, students have a better idea of various marriage and family therapy theories.
- Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2022
- M.S., Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2014
- BBA, Business Administration and Management, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 2006
Awards and Honors
- Academic Excellence Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2017
- Marriage and family therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Couples therapy
- Serious illness
- Suicide prevention