LoriAnn Stretch earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from NC State University and an M.S. in Community and College Counseling from Longwood University. She is currently the coordinator of the Online Counseling Program in the School of Education at William & Mary. Dr. Stretch is the former managing director of the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP), a committee of CACREP. She is an LCMHC-Supervisor (NC), Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider.
Dr. Stretch has served as the chair, ethics chair, and treasurer for the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. She is a CACREP team chair and a CACREP consultant. In addition, she is currently president-elect and conference co-chair for the Association for Creativity in Counseling, co-chair for Counselor for Social Justice’s Social Justice Advocacy Curriculum Taskforce, serves on the conference planning committee for the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), and is a subject matter expert for the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Dr. Stretch has served as a clinical director of a multidisciplinary mental health agency, taught at several state and private universities, and practiced counseling for over 25 years. She specializes in experiential therapies, global counseling, trauma recovery and stabilization, telehealth, and supervision.