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Victoria Kress, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC


Victoria E. Kress, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC, is the director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University, and she is the director of a community counseling clinic. She served as a governor appointed member of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, and she previously worked as the Director of Advocacy for NBCC. She has been the recipient of over 40 professional and community service awards, most of which for her advocacy, leadership, scholarship, community service, and mentorship initiatives. She has published over 130 refereed articles and book chapters, and she has co-authored 5 books on counseling youth and adults. She is a past president of both Chi Sigma Iota International and the Ohio Counseling Association; she is a past ACA Midwest Region Chair; and she is the President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling. She has volunteered in Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, and Tanzania, advocating for mental health awareness and training, and the professionalization of counseling.