Traci L. Test

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Dr. Test is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)-Supervisor, National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the NBCC, and a Certified School Counselor (CSC) in Texas. Her education experience includes a doctorate in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master's of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, she is a trained play therapist, sandtray therapist, parent relationship trainer (formerly filial therapy), crisis counselor, and has specialized in counseling children and adolescents as a licensed counselor since 2008. Dr. Test believes in the authentic power of the individual, and that through the importance of a true therapeutic counseling relationship, healing can happen. She is excited about continuing to learn and work with the faculty, staff and students at Walden U.

Courses Taught

COUN 6311 - Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration and Consultation in Schools

COUN 6111 - Introduction to School Counseling

SPLB 672L - Pre-Practicum 2 School Counseling

COUN 6671 - Counseling Practicum


PhD, Texas A&M University - Commerce

MEd, Dallas Baptist University

BS, University of Central Florida


Smith, T., Guidry, K., Simpson, C., Bloomfield, C. (2013). Ambigious Loss and Its Effects On Children: Implications and Interventions for School Counselors. Journal of School Counseling

Smith, T., Cranmore, J. (2019). Counseling Stages.

Golden, S., L. Test, T. (2022). School Counseling and Remote Work: The Art of Pivoting . Career Development


Test, T., Cranmore, J., French, E. (2021). Best Practices for Working with School Counselor Interns. Texas Counseling Association

Smith, T., Cranmore, J., Akins, J. (2017). Creating Positive Experiences for your School Counselor Intern. Texas Counselor Association

Smith, T. (2013). Got Genius? Supporting the Socio-Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Students. Texas Counselor Association

Smith, T., Robinson, C. (2016). Professional Development Preparedness for Gifted & Talented Students in Urban Settings. Texas Counseling Association

Smith, T., Robinson, C. (2016). Professional Development Preparedness for Urban School Counselors Working with Gifted and Talented Students. Texas Counselor Association

Smith, T., Cranmore, J., Traylor, T. (2018). School Counseling, ACES and the Gifted Learner. McKinney Independent School District

Smith, T., McAllister, G. (2016). School Counselor Intern...Now What?. Texas Counselor Association

Smith, T., McAllister, G., Schumann, B., King, K. (2017). School Counselors Don't Always Have Time for Self-Care. Texas Counseling Association

Test, T., King, K. (2021). How to Recognize and Work with Suicidal Children. Texas Counseling Association

L. Test, T., Stillwell, S., Connor, B. (2022). Unlike Bruno, We Gotta Talk About Sex! A Clinician's Ethical Obligations. Texas Counseling Association

Test, T. (2023). What if We Do TEKS & Not Burnout?! This is How We Do It!. Texas Counselor Association

L. Test, T., Sartor, T. (2022). Juggling Roles Within the Profession: Building a Solid Foundation. Texas Counseling Association

L. Test, T., Lacey, M. (2023). Supporting Nontraditional Students in Field Placement; A Student Perspective. Walden University/Office of Teaching & Learning Excellence

L. Test, T., Moore, T. (2023). Texas School Counseling Students: ASCA vs. TX Model. Chi Omega Zeta Walden U SOC Student Organization