College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Considered by many as a “Voice of Reason and an Advocate for those who cannot speak up for themselves,” Dr. Delarious O. Stewart has dedicated his life to fighting for a fair and just society.
Dr. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Speech Communication, along with master’s degrees in counseling and educational leadership, all from Southern University and A&M College. He earned a specialist in school psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He also earned a specialist in education in special education and a Doctor of Education degree in educational psychology with a concentration in child development and a cognate in statistics from Jackson State University.
For more than twelve years, he has been providing a full range of mental health and psychological services, including screening, cognitive, personality, behavioral, psychosocial and psychoeducational assessment, designing remedial educational programs, individual and group counseling with staff, parents, and outside agencies as appropriate. Dr. Stewart’s experience has afforded him the opportunity to effectively work as a member of the multi-disciplinary teams to determine and address the needs of the students and clients.
Dr. Stewart began his career in communications and media. His first professional job was working as a communications intern for a Louisiana State Representative. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree requirements, he worked in television news as a reporter and news anchor. After his stint in news, Dr. Stewart moved over to public relations. He was most honored to serve as Communications Director and Press Secretary for the late Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, a democratic member of Congress from Maryland. He also served as Director of Communications/Press Secretary for the United States Congressional Black Caucus.
For more than 15 years, he worked in Mississippi as a leader in school improvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services and special education. He has also worked as a full-time and adjunct faculty member in the areas of counseling, psychology special education and educational leadership.
He has published academic and popular culture articles in the areas of adolescent behavior, special education, teaching Black boys to read, school discipline and dyslexia. He served as a faculty research affiliate in the Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Stewart is a life member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, the Southern University Alumni Federation and the Jackson State University National Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Association of Black Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists, American Counseling Association, National Black Child Development Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators.
He is a licensed teacher in Mississippi. He is also a licensed school psychologist and school counselor. Additionally, Dr. Stewart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia. He holds national license in school psychology (NCSP) and counseling (NCC).