College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Fahr has 15 years of professional counseling experience which includes outpatient community mental health, adult day care, career counseling, art therapy, play therapy, and now equine-facilitated psychotherapy. She also has over 12 years of experience in college teaching including courses on Counseling Skills and Techniques, Professional Issues and Ethics, Research Methods, Counseling Theory, Group Counseling, Psychological Tests and Measurement, and Gerontology (as a clinical specialty). Academia is a major passion for Dr. Fahr. In addition, she has rich experiences mentoring graduate students with theses and dissertations, professional presentations, publications, and clinical supervision. Dr. Fahr also has an incredible hunger for research. Her education shows a depth of academic training in statistical analysis, use of statistical software, and research methodologies.
Dr. Fahr earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Western Michigan University with an emphasis in Gerontology as a clinical specialty; an M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology, both from Pennsylvania State University. Her specialization at Walden is in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. Her research interests include: Trauma Disorders and Treatment, PTSD, Neuropsychology and neuroplasticity, Sensory Integration Therapy, Tapping, Energy Psychology, Art/Play/Sand Tray Therapy, and Equine-Facilitated therapies.