Kristel Headley

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

Dr. Headley is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider Designation (Tennessee). She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Licensed School Counselor, and an active member of the American Counseling Association, ASCA, and ACES. Dr. Headley became a contributing faculty member in 2013 and has been teaching in multiple CACREP-accredited programs since 2012. She has been a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee since 2008, and has worked as a clinical director of multiple outpatient and inpatient facilities.


PhD, Regent University

MA, Liberty University

BA, University of Richmond


Headley, K. (2018). Designing a creative toolkit for working with children/adolescents.


Headley, K., Davis, P. (2017). Breaking technology barriers: flipping the counseling classroom to teach skills and content. . Christian Association of Psychological Studies

Headley, K., Ridge, S. (2016). Teaching students to practice what we preach: Infusing student wellness in graduate counseling curricula. . SACES

Headley, K. (2014). Connecting with Third Culture Kids (TCKs) in University and Secondary Settings.. Tennessee Counseling Association