Dr. Orrock received his PhD in June of 2012 in Counselor Education with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling. He is also an alumnus of the University of Virginia, where he completed his master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, additionally receiving an educational specialist degree in CMHC. He completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Child Development respectively.
Dr. Orrock is passionate about the connection of mind, body and spiritual work as it pertains to mental health and wellness. He is licensed in the state of Alabama as an LPC, since 2013. Dr. Orrock works in group private practice in Montgomery, Alabama, Gardenia Cove specializing in couples and family work with specialization in trauma. He volunteers his time with Red Cross providing assistance to service members as they re-integrate into civilian roles post deployment.
He formerly served for four years as the Clinical Manager of the Accountability Based Sex Offender and Prevention Program at Auburn University. He oversaw the clinical treatment at Mt. Meigs Juvenile Detention Facility. Mt. Meigs is the highest-level juvenile detention facility in the state of Alabama. He supervised the treatment of 60 inpatient beds of juvenile male sex offenders, 14 hired therapists, 7 interns, and 3 staff that run the afternoon arts & enrichment program, to a transition specialist who helps students with placement once treatment is completed. Dr. Orrock was in charge of day in and day out clinical operations, treatment development and implementation.
Previously, he has served as an assistant professor at both Troy University main campus and Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Orrock is committed to being a scientist practitioner. He worked at the Children's Medical Hospital at the University of Florida, in the adolescent clinic seeing individuals and families with the primary client being between 12 to 25 years of age that were victims of sexual abuse and assault. He has been a special education teacher in public schools, worked professionally as a home-based therapist, and have had several intensive internships in mental health clinics, working with a variety of populations to include adolescents, adults and severe mental illness.
Dr. Orrock is specifically interested in the mind, body, and spiritual connection as it relates to healing for combat veterans and victims of trauma. Thus, his work and professional interests focus on family, improving mental health systemically and promoting wellness. He believes in building alliances across professional settings including medical, community mental health and schools to promote greater wellness for marginalized populations.
He is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending free time on the water pursuing his passions of fishing and surfing, along with playing guitar and gardening with his daughter.
I will be serving Walden and our students as contributing faculty for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.