Dr. Michelle Perepiczka


Education and Training

Doctoral Degree

  • Institution: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program 2008
  • Specialization: Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Dissertation: Relationship between wellness and age, matriculation, and relationship status of counselor education and supervision doctoral students


Master's Degree

  • Institution: Texas Woman's University, Counseling and Development 2006
  • Specialization: Play Therapy


Undergraduate Degree

  • Institution: University of Texas at Dallas, Interdisciplinary Studies 2003
  • Thesis: How to deal with difficult co-workers in the workplace: The know-all, office gossip, constant complainer, and perfectionist



  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York 
  • Registered Play Therapist 
  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor 
  • National Certified Counselor 
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas (Inactive)


Areas of Specialization

Adult Specific

  • Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar)
  • Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management and Relaxation
  • Trauma Related to Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Victimization
  • Work, Education, and Career
  • Communication Conflict in Relationship
  • Ending of Relationships
  • Life Transition


Children Specific

  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Attachment
  • Anxiety
  • Academic Struggles
  • Creative Arts in Therapy
  • Play Therapy


Parenting and Caregiver Specific

  • Parenting Support
  • Parent-Child Relationship Building




  • Counselor ▪ Private Practice ▪ January 2007 to present
  • Relief Counselor in New York City Schools ▪ New York Therapy Placement Services ▪ October 2010 to August 2015



  • Core Faculty ▪ Master's in School Counseling Program at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University ▪ August 2018 to present
  • Contributing Faculty ▪ Ed.S. in Counselor Education with emphasis in Play Therapy Program at University of Mississippi ▪ October 2018 to present
  • Core Faculty ▪ Master's and Doctoral Counseling Programs at Walden University  ▪ November 2009 to November 2018


Community Involvement

  • American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Responder ▪ December 2010 to present
  • Governing Council Representative for the Association for Humanistic Counseling to the American Counseling Association ▪ July 2014 to June 2017
  • President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling ▪ July 2011 to July 2012 
  • Downstate Region Representative for American Counseling Association of New York ▪ July 2013 to June 2014
  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Counseling and Development ▪ July 2013 to June 2019
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Humanistic Counseling ▪ July 2008 to June 2020
  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory and Research ▪ July 2009 to June 2012



  • Recognized Faculty Member ▪ November 2018 ▪ Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
  • Awarded the Past President Award ▪ March 2013 ▪ Association for Humanistic Counseling
  • Featured as the Member Spotlight ▪ March 2013 ▪ Association for Humanistic Counseling 
  • Awarded the Humanistic Educator and Supervisor Award ▪ March 2012 ▪ Association for Humanistic Counseling 
  • Awarded the Outstanding Humanistic Dissertation Award ▪ March 2010 ▪ Association for Humanistic Counseling
  • Recipient of the Truax Foundation Scholarship ▪ April 2008 ▪ Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Recipient of Ruth Ann White Scholarship ▪ April 2007 ▪ Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Certificate of Outstanding Service ▪ April 2006 ▪ Chi Sigma Iota International
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award ▪ February 2004 ▪ University of Texas at Dallas


Dr. Michelle Perepiczka's Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Michelle Perepiczka's full curriculum vitae with all professional activities up to January 2019 is available for download and review.
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Dr. Michelle Perepiczka's Dissertation
Dr. Michelle Perepiczka's dissertation is available for download and review.
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