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Stacy Overton

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Overton has a master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision also from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a LPC (Licensed Professional Counseling and an LAC (Licensed Addictions Counselor). She is also a Board Certified Tele Mental Health Provider (BC-TMH).

Professionally, Dr. Overton has worked in a community mental health center for 15 years. She was a clinical supervisor and developed and implemented an internship program, which is thriving. She also worked in a medical hospital for 11 years in all of the units including the emergency and trauma unit.

Dr. Overton started teaching in 2003 and enjoys educating and mentoring people who are entering the profession.

Dr. Overton is very active in the community and volunteers for the American Red Cross. She is a mental health manager and offers instruction nationally. She had the opportunity to work as assistant mental health manager for the entire disaster response for Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She also volunteers at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado.

Courses Taught

COU 6306 - Ethics


PhD, University of Northern Colorado

MA, University of Northern Colorado

BA, Kansas State University

Public Service

American Red Cross, Volunteer

National Sports Center for Disabled, Volunteer - Winter Park, CO United States

Therapy Dog International, Volunteer

Awards / Honors

Guardian Angel Award- Poudre Valley Hospital, 2012


Overton, S. L. (2017). Case studies for anxiety disorder somatic symptoms and related disorders.

Overton, S. L. (2008). Pandemic chapter for emergency response..

Bradley, N. L., Gilea, B. L., Overton, S. L., O'neill, R. M. (2020). Sexting between minors: Ethical, legal, and clinical considerations. Journal of Counselor Practice.

Overton, S. L. (2008). The stigma of mental illness. Journal of Counseling and Development.


Overton, S. L. (2013). Establishing internships that meet your needs. University of Northern Colorado.

Overton, S. L. (2005). Stigma and mental illness. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Falkner, J., Foster, L. H., Overton, S. L. (2018). The Culture of Poverty: Honoring and Working Effectively with Our Clients.

Overton, S. L. (2017). Understanding Poverty: Reducing Barriers and Creating Opportunities. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.