Marisa White

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

Marisa White, contributing faculty at Walden, graduated from Mount Union College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. In 2004, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In addition, she earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the CACREP-accredited program at the University of Akron.
Dr. White has a strong counselor identity and has experience in the areas related to counselor education, including teaching, counseling, supervision, research, advocacy, and service to the profession. She is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC-Ohio).
She has been teaching since 2006 and has taught a variety of classes at the bachelor, master, and doctorate levels. Some of her favorite courses to teach include Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling, Multicultural Diversity and Advocacy, Community Mental Health, and Practicum/Internship. She also enjoys being a guest speaker and presenting information at local, state, regional, and national conferences.
Her clinical experience is vast. She has worked in several residential treatment centers including one for juvenile sex offenders. After which, she worked in a counseling center housed on a university campus. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she worked as a licensed professional counselor and drug and alcohol counselor at a community mental health center, specializing in working with populations who have a HIV-positive status and clients who have an addiction diagnosis and/or a criminal background.
Dr. White is always looking for new ways to collaborate with colleagues and advance the counseling profession. Dr. White’s research interests include the use of technology in counselor education, advocacy for marginalized populations, social justice concerns for counselors, and leadership development.