Dr. Keisha McGill has her formal education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Walden University where she completed her dissertation on the “Lived Experiences of African American Mothers Raising Gifted Children”. Dr. McGill is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (treatment and supervision of Substance Use Disorders) in the state of North Carolina. She began her counseling career in 2002 (Indiana) working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has spent the bulk of her career working with the adolescent and adult substance use population, and she has extensive experience working with co-occurring diagnoses. She owned and operated a community mental health and substance use treatment facility from 2008 – 2020 but took the opportunity to pivot her career toward academia when it arrived. Dr. McGill considers herself a scholar-practitioner and lifelong learner, which is to say she always looks forward to working and learning from students and peers.