Luis Lacourt

Academic Coordinator
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Dr. Lacourt served as a school counselor for 18 years, working with middle and high school students. In this capacity, he specialized in career & crisis counseling and led multidisciplinary teams in problem-solving to assist students. He has expertise in suicide postvention as well as the use of coping mechanisms to help students mediate stress. He taught counseling courses in online and traditional settings as an adjunct since 2007 and currently serves as an Academic Coordinator in the Field Experience Department of the School of Counseling.

Dr. Lacourt completed his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Walden University in 2018 and wrote his dissertation "A Phenomenological Exploration into the Resiliency of Prostate Cancer Survivors." As a prostate cancer survivor, he coordinated multiple cancer awareness events in his community and continues to run a support group for survivors. He is also regularly involved in community social change efforts.

Dr. Lacourt was born and lived in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, until his family moved to Ohio at the age of 9. He still lives in Ohio with his spouse of 30+years. Together they have 5 adult kids.

Courses Taught

COUN 6210 - COUN 6210 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling

COUN 6322 - Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response

SPLB 671L - Pre-Practicum 1

SPLB 672L - Pre-Practicum 2

COUN 6401 - School Counseling Practicum

COUN 6500 - School Counseling Internship I

COUN 6501 - School Counseling Internship II

COUN 6671 - Counseling Practicum

COUN 6682A - Counseling Internship I

COUN 6682B - Counseling Internship II


BS, Cincinnati Christian University

MS, Wright State University

PhD, Walden University

Public Service

Perry Rotary, Board of Directors - Canton

Prostate Cancer Support Group, Organizer - Canton

Stark County Board of Elections, Participant - Canton

Awards / Honors

Perry Twp Rotary Vocational Service Award, Perry Twp Rotary, 2020


Lacourt, L. E. (2014). Tackle Prostate Cancer: A Doctoral Student's Response to Prostate Cancer. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology


Lacourt, L. E. (2015). Counselor as Cancer Advocate. Association for Humanistic Counseling

Lacourt, L. E. (2023). Keys to Effective Counseling Supervision. Walden School of Lifelong Learning

Lacourt, L. E. (2018). Suicide Cluster: Our experiences and Lessons Learned. OCA/OSCA