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Lori Barthel

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Ms. Lori Barthel is a contributing faculty member for the master’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Biology and her M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Ms. Barthel is currently in the dissertation process for her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Walden University. She completed her clinical doctoral internship working with master’s level students with one-on-one counseling skills development, supervising master’s level counseling interns, co-facilitating group lab and supervision internship courses, and teaching assistant for advanced qualitative and qualitative research courses at Walden University. She also served as a student member of the Skills Development Committee.

She is a Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and Telehealth approved therapist. She is a National Certified Counselor and a National Certified School Counselor. Ms. Barthel has been practicing clinically for the past 15 years in the K-12 public school system as a professional school counselor and mental health provider and as the owner of a private practice offering mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. She also has experience in supervising Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselors for licensure. Her professional counseling presentations have focused on educating professionals on youth suicide prevention and intervention, mental health issues of adolescents, mindset matters, restorative practices, and mindfulness.

Courses Taught

COUN 6316 - Techniques of Counseling


BA, University of New Orleans - New Orleans , LA United States

MEd, University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA United States

Awards / Honors

Chi Sigma Iota, Omega Zeta Chapter , Walden University, 2020

Golden Key International Honor Society , 2019

, National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, 2019

Ph.D. CES Grant , Walden University, 2018

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students Award, 1999


Barthel, L. P., Klapatch-Francis, S. (2016). Youth suicide prevention and intervention for school counselors. Louisiana Counseling Association.