Dr. Totten is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (KY), a Licensed Professional Counselor (TX), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (TX), and a National Certified Counselor. She is also a Reality Therapy/Choice Theory Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is a William Glasser Scholar.
She has 32 years of clinical experience. She has worked as a licensed chemical dependency counselor, a clinical director of a residential children's facility, a counselor in a university counseling center, a mental health consultant at Job Corps, and as a supervisor for a clinical mental health team working with clients with psychotic disorders. She also sees clients in a private group practice. She is currently in a group clinical counseling practice.
Dr. Totten has been a professor for 18 years and teaches in both human services and counseling programs. She has taught students at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. She also serves on dissertation committees as both chair and second committee member.
Dr. Totten has served as Course Lead within the Human Services program. She has served as the Subject Matter Expert in revising 2 undergraduate courses and 1 graduate course.
Dr. Totten also served in the BS in Human Services Academic Program Review (APR) Committee (2016-2019). She analyzed statistics and developed accompanying tables and charts to graphically/clearly present data and trend analysis In this capacity, she attended APR meeting to discuss the report with program reviewers June 19-21, 2017 in St. Paul, MN at the Walden Executive Offices.
Dr. Totten was a reviewer for the Walden University Higher Learning Commission Fall 2016 Assurance argument and was an appointed member of the School of Social Work and Jan. 2016 – PresentHuman Services Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee
Dr. Totten taught at 14 residencies and taught a “Special Topics” present at most of these residencies.
She has been Course Lead for an average 10 courses per term for several terms for both graduate-level and undergraduate courses.
She was Board President for Phoenix Rising, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering youth impacted by human trafficking and exploitation, equipping community members to recognize and respond to domestic sex trafficking, and commercial sexual exploitation of children. She played a role in preparing the Annual Phoenix Rising Youth Summit, and currently serves as a Board member.