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Andrea Barbian-Shimberg, Ph.D.

Core Faculty



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, University of the Cumberlands, 2017
  • M.A. Professional Counseling, Liberty University, 2014
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Radford University, 2008
  • B.S. Foods and Nutrition, Radford University, 2007

Field of Expertise

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, #11517, North Carolina, 2014
  • National Certified Counselor, #611650, 2017


Dr. Andrea Barbian-Shimberg earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of the Cumberlands and her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  Dr. Barbian-Shimberg has over 9 years of experience in the mental health field.  Dr. Barbian-Shimberg has over 3 years of experience in the field of eating disorders and has worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings.  Dr. Barbian-Shimberg has research interests related to counselor education and supervision, eating disorders, and first responders.  Additionally, Dr. Barbian-Shimberg is a member of many professional organizations and associations.