The leadership and faculty of Southern New Hampshire University’s online master’s in counseling program bring years of real-world experience to students seeking to become clinical mental health counselors. They have designed our program to provide intensive clinical skills training within an innovative online format. Our instructors back up their counseling experience with the professional credentials needed to help you succeed in the field.
Dr. Marc Wilson received an MA in Counseling and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.
He has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centers, college and university counseling centers, and state and private psychiatric hospitals, treating a range of clinical populations, specializing in teen and adult survivors of sexual trauma and clients with eating disorders.
He has been an educator for over 30 years, serving in a variety of roles including professor, director of counseling, department chair and academic dean. He twice served as the chair of New England Region of the Association for Continuing Higher Education. His interests include adult student retention, student advising, curriculum and student learning outcomes assessment, regional accreditation, and faculty development and appraisal. He has given workshops, invited addresses and keynote presentations on a variety of topics at regional and national academic conferences throughout the country.
Dr. Franc Hudspeth received an MEd in Community Counseling and a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from the University of Mississippi. He is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a registered play therapist supervisor and a nationally approved clinical supervisor. He is also a registered pharmacist.
His clinical experience includes treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, specializing in the treatment of children utilizing a variety of play therapy techniques including sand-tray therapy.
Hudspeth has been an educator for 15 years, serving as a faculty member and department chair and has extensive teaching experience across the counseling curriculum. Hudspeth is the editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy and an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health and The Professional Counselor. He serves on the board of directors for the Association for Creativity in Counseling and the Association for Play Therapy's Foundation. His writing and research interests include neuroscience influences on counseling, the relationship between social empathy and social justice attitudes. He also frequently presents on and writes about psychopharmacology and distance counseling supervision.
Dr. Stacee Reicherzer received an MA in Community Counseling and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from St. Mary’s University. Reicherzer is a licensed professional counselor and licensed counselor supervisor.
Reicherzer has worked extensively in community mental health settings, serving the LGBT community as well as survivors of complex trauma.
As a counselor educator, Reicherzer has taught, supervised and mentored counseling students for over 10 years in both online and in-person forums. She especially enjoys teaching diversity, sexuality, and couple and family courses. She has also engaged in program assessment and leadership, and she has extensive experience in managing educational accreditation efforts.
Reicherzer pioneered new qualitative research practices to explore lived experiences for gay men, drag queens and transsexual women of color. She has published extensively in professional journals and presents frequently at professional conferences. Currently, she is working on a self-help book that addresses how experiences of being made to feel different, or “other,” impact each person’s life development in our marriages, our parenting and our overall mental health.
Dr. Damion Cummins has an MEd in Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Cummins is a licensed professional counselor-supervisor, licensed marriage and family therapist and a national certified counselor.
Cummins has over 14 years of clinical experience with nonprofit, university, outpatient, substance abuse, inpatient and private practice clinics. Cummins has extensive experience treating children, the chronic mentally ill, families, couples, sexually abused, veterans and individuals with addiction, anger issues, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. He has over 10 years of supervisory and leadership experience.
Cummins has more than seven years of experience in teaching, and he has designed and taught a variety of online, hybrid and face-to-face courses at the master's and doctoral levels. As a clinical director, Cummins successfully led the development and implementation of training sites and ongoing coordination of graduate student internships. He keeps active in advising students, research, participating on dissertation committees, presenting on numerous state, regional and national clinical topics, and he has a strong emphasis on service to the university and surrounding community.
Dr. Earl Grey earned an MA in Community Counseling from West Virginia University and a PhD in Counseling Studies from Capella University. He is a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, an approved clinical supervisor, a certified clinical mental health counselor, a certified sexual assault counselor, a certified EMDR therapist, and an EMDR-approved consultant and trainer.
As a clinician, Grey has expertise with children, adults, couples and families facing depression, PTSD, LGBTQIA development and HIV management concerns. He is a nationally recognized expert in EMDR therapy.
Grey has been working as an educator for two decades. He has educated students in preschool through graduate school in a variety of educational settings. He has extensive teaching experience across the counseling curriculum including practicum and internship coordination and supervision. Grey has given numerous professional presentations and published extensively in the counseling field. He served as a regional coordinator for the EMDR International Association and as a research board member for the Association of Creative Counseling. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. His research interests include couples counseling and family issues, neuroscience, LGBTQIA, cultural humility, treatment efficacy and quality assurance.