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Charity Anne Kurz, PhD, LSC, CSC, LPC, LPC-Intern, NCC

Core Faculty, School Counseling



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • MSEd School Counseling, Youngstown State University, 2011

Field of Expertise

  • School Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Career Counseling

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Texas, 2019
  • Certified School Counselor, Texas, 2018
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Ohio, 2015
  • National Certified Counselor, 2014
  • Licensed School Counselor, Ohio, 2012


Dr. Charity Anne Kurz attended Youngstown State University for a bachelor’s in Education and a master’s in school counseling. During her time as an undergraduate student, Dr. Kurz had the privilege to serve as a student trustee on the Board of Trustees for Youngstown State University, along with various other student leadership roles. In her doctoral program, Dr. Kurz served as President of Rho Alpha Mu, Penn State’s Chi Sigma Iota chapter. Dr. Kurz has served as a special education teacher and school counselor in various school districts, as well as served in ministry leadership roles. Outside of the schools, Dr. Kurz has served as a career counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She uses her expertise in counseling and helping relationships, children and adolescents, disabilities and school counseling to help students, schools, churches, and families meet the needs of young people. Also, she has a passion to use her skills in a practical way to impact local and global communities. She travels to Latin American countries and provides training and consultation for school personnel and ministries. Her research interests include transitioning students with disabilities to post-secondary options, career development, counseling children and adolescents, global mental health, as well as best practices for online counselor education. She enjoys training and mentoring young people in leadership.

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