Doris Atanmo-strempek

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Doris Atanmo-Strempek is a graduate of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision.


Dr. Doris Atanmo-Strempek lectured and provided academic instruction to Master's level students for 12 years in several states at various universities. She is currently a Core Faculty member at Walden University where she teaches counseling and counseling-related courses. Her primary areas of research are focused on the growth, development, and mental health outcomes for children of multiple heritages.

Dr. Atanmo-Strempek is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the States of Georgia and Ohio.

She has been a Military and Family Life Consultant (on demand) accomplishing effective delivery of mental health services to military personnel facilitating a smooth transition for servicemen re-entry to civilian life.

She was a part of the initiative to establish a suicide prevention and resiliency program for the military and acted as the Director of Psychological Health for the Air National Guard 165th Airlift Wing, the 117th ACS, 165 ASOS, & 224 JCSS where she was a successful liaison with leadership on all behavioral and psychological health initiatives and policies to oversee and coordinate mental health access through the National Guard State offices for on and off-site assessments, problem-solving, educational and motivational activities, referral, monitoring, crisis management, behavioral health consultation and follow up psychological health services.

Dr. Atanmo-Strempek has also had a substantial role in the development and establishment of the Minority Behavior Health Group in Akron, Ohio. Here she played an integral part in the establishment of this professional mental health agency focused on the underserved population in the community allowing Minority Behavioral Health Group to achieve major milestones of licensure and independent operating status.

She is currently in private practice where she owns and operates D Michelle Counseling Services in Rincon, GA. Here, she provides mental health services to individuals, families, and children recovering from traumatic events. She is a consultant, and supervisor and provides psycho-education presentations to industries, agencies, and organizations within and outside of the state.


DrPH, The University of Akron

MA, The University of Akron

BA, The University of Akron

Public Service

Freedom House for Women, Board of Directors - Akron

Better Life for Rural Women, President -

American Red Cross, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

Gates Millennium Scholar, Bill and Melinda Gates, 2000

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, The University of Akron Counseling Department , 2009

Outstanding Professional Clinical Counselor Award, University of Akron Department of Counseling, 2008


Atanmo-Strempek, D. M. Who am I series.


Atanmo-Strempek, D. M. (2017). Atanmo-Strempek, D. (2017) .An Interactive Approach to Identifying Ethical Issues in Clinical Counseling and Supervision.. Georgia Southern University

Atanmo-Strempek, D. M. (2018). Atanmo-Strempek, D. (2018). Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies. . Desert View Family Counseling, Farmington, NM

Atanmo-Strempek, D. M. (2018). Atanmo-Strempek, D. (2018). Understanding the Economics of Diversity. . San Juan College Four Corners Conference, Farmington, NM