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Clinical Supervisor/Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University Center for Family Counseling

Dr. Wagner received her PhD in Counseling from the University of North Texas, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She is currently the clinical supervisor at the SMU Center for Family Counseling at Resource Center, and is the owner and a clinician and Lift Counseling in uptown Dallas. Her clinical experience is in counseling clinics, emergency rooms, shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and psychiatric hospitals. In practice, she specializes in outpatient services for clients who have extensive psychiatric history and trauma; essentially, high-risk clients needing a therapist that understands the complexity of continual hospitalization and chronic mental illness. Also, she specializes in assisting overwhelmed and stressed professionals in achieving a work/life balance. Most of Dr. Wagner’s research and passion is related to cultural diversity and inclusion for all individuals, examples including advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and ensuring issues of diversity and inclusion are discussed in all courses she teaches.