College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Anne Metz is a contributing faculty member for Walden's Counseling Programs. Anne has five years of teaching experience as a Counselor Educator. She received her doctorate from James University in 2018 after which she completed postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia School of Law. During her residency, she worked in emergency services conducting psychiatric assessments as a prescreener for the civil commitment process. She also served as the mental health liaison for the Staunton-Augusta Therapeutic Docket, a post-plea diversion program for individuals with serious mental illness. Her previous qualitative and mixed methods research has focused on the links between serious mental illness, substance abuse, and criminal justice involvement as judicial sentencing. Her advocacy interests focus on social justice issues including health disparities and mass incarceration.