College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Troutman obtained his B.S. in Business in 2001. After a pursuing a career in the hospitality industry, he returned to complete his B.A. in Experimental Psychology in 2006. He obtained his Ed.S. with a focus in Marriage & Family Therapy and finally his Ph.D. in Counselor Education, all from the University of South Carolina. His primary area of inquiry is the developmental processes of adolescents who present as LGBTQQIA as well as their families. Currently he serves as Clinical Director for the Child, Adolescent and Family Clinic with Lexington County Community Mental Health Center, a part of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. In his current role, he has brought much needed attention to the LGBTQQIA community and the manner in which their needs are served by the larger state system. As such, he has conducted foundational trainings in state mental health centers across South Carolina. His work has been presented nationally as well as in several regionally-specific gatherings. Over the course of his professional career he has worked with children in residential care, college students, students with psychiatric/learning disabilities, children/adolescents and their families in the public sector, and adults locally as well as on various continents by way of distance counseling. In addition to his current role with Lexington County Community Mental Health Center he also provides supervision for the LPA and LPCS licensures in the State of South Carolina.