Mary Sanderfer

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

Dr. Mary Sanderfer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia and has clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Dr.Sanderfer studied undergraduate Psychology at the University of Louisville, earned her master’s degree in Counseling at Regent University, and completed her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University. In addition to counseling endeavors, Dr.Sanderfer earned her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and registration as a nurse.
As a scientist-practitioner, Dr.Sanderfer has worked in various clinical settings in the behavioral health field, including outpatient, day treatment, residential, alternative school, EAP, and other community agencies. She has maintained several leadership positions in the community, serving as a supervisor, clinical director, and behavioral health advisor. As children and adolescents have been her primary focus, Dr. Sanderfer enjoys working with various clinical populations.
Dr. Sanderfer's areas of research interest include children and adolescents, mental and physical health, and addiction. Inside the classroom, Dr. Sanderfer loves to be creative and facilitate practical learning. Dr. Sanderfer facilitates learning as a contributing faculty member at Walden University.


PhD, Old Dominion University

MA, Regent University

BA, University of Louisville