Education

Ph.D., M.A., St. Mary’s University

Research Interests

Human dignity and humiliation studies; human rights concerns; growth and empowerment for traditionally marginalized groups (including women, communities of color, transgender persons)

Background

Dr. Reicherzer is a recognized expert in feminist and relational-cultural theory and practice. Her research and clinical background addresses needs in such diverse groups as homeless persons, victims of interpersonal violence, persons with drug addictions, and the LGBT community. She has taught at Walden since 2006 and currently serves as a faculty member in the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program. Additionally, she serves as the assessment coordinator for the School of Counseling and Social Service where she manages the comprehensive assessment processes used for program improvement and assures alignment with standards established by the Higher Learning Commission and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

In 2010, Dr. Reicherzer was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence and, that same year, received the Faculty Research Initiative Grant for her innovative research with transsexual Latinas. She has published and presented on such diverse topics as workplace equality, immigration, and lesbian and gay couples counseling. Dr. Reicherzer is currently writing a self-help book that describes the experiences of being made to feel different and how these experiences shape our lives and relationships. The book will also serve as the basis of a YouTube series, in which Dr. Reicherzer will share strategies for how to move away from damaging character types and into healthy and satisfying relationships, fulfilling careers, and promising futures.