College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
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.
COU 6306 - Ethics
PhD, University of Northern Colorado
MA, University of Northern Colorado
BA, Kansas State University
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.