Shay Carper

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

Dr. Shay Carper is a Counselor Educator and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) 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.

Courses Taught

COUN 6753 - Career Counseling

COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling

CPLB 601L - CMHC Pre-Practicum 1


PhD, Sam Houston State University

MA, Houston Baptist University

BA, University of St. Thomas


Carper, S. (2019). The melting pot that isn’t: The lived experiences of Black female graduate students attending a predominately White counseling program in Texas. Texas Counseling Association

Carper, S. (2019). Assessing and Addressing Implicit Bias. National Carer Development Association

Carper, S. (2018). The melting pot that wasn’t: Exploring the lived experiences of Black college students attending predominately White institutions. Texas Counseling Association

Carper, S. (2018). How to use cognitive complexity to improve your supervision.