College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Shay Carper is a Counselor Educator and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. She holds the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification and is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). She has earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University, and master’s and bachelor's degrees in Psychology from Houston Baptist University and the University of St. Thomas, respectively. Her expertise in personal and career counseling have been utilized in higher education institutions, secondary education, community, and private settings. Dr. Carper is regarded for local, state, and national presentations and is an advocate for mental health wellness. Her research interests include: multicultural awareness and inclusivity, career development, and counselor supervision. She is a contributing professor and is highly esteemed in providing a comfortable, inviting environment to guide individuals. She resides in Houston, TX and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, listening to live music, and visiting museums.