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Kristy Ford, Ph.D.

Director, Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Liberty University, 2016
  • M.S. Professional Counseling, Georgia State University, 1999

Field of Expertise

  • Counseling Research
  • Religious Values in Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida
  • Qualified LMHC Supervisor, Florida


Dr. Kristy Ford is a core faculty member in Liberty University’s clinical mental health counseling program and is a Florida LMHC specializing in clinical supervision and counseling research. Her clinical experience includes private practice, pastoral counseling, managed care, and community-based care. Her research focuses on the integration of spiritual practices in effective treatment, multicultural issues related to religious accommodation of mindfulness practice, wellness and self-care, and the impact of faculty and student mentoring experiences. She has presented research findings at multiple state, national, and international conferences.

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