Olivia Uwamahoro (Williams), Ph.D., NCC, LPC, CPCS has been a professional counselor for 12 years and a counselor educator and supervisor for 8 years. Dr. Uwamahoro received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida. She is a Board Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) in the State of Georgia. Her clinical expertise includes working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. In addition, she has worked in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and private practice settings.
Dr. Olivia Uwamahoro (Williams)’s scholarship activities centers around the areas of using virtual simulation and virtual reality to teach microskills, client outcome, counseling student development, and clinical supervision. She is currently serving as a Co-Principal Investigator on a 5-year $2.2 million grant funded by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administrations Innovative Training program. The project is designed to deliver training to vocational rehabilitation counselors who are hired to work with youth with disabilities (age 14 to 16) in Pre-Employment Training Services. The remote delivery includes online modules, podcasts, skill training using UWGLive Simulation Lab and virtual reality 360 videos.
Ph.D., in Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Central Florida, 2015
MS. in Clinicial Mental Health Counseling, Univerisity of Memphis, 2012
BA in Psychology, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, 2009
Activities and Honors
The University of West Georgia
Professional Counseling Program Distinguished Mentor Award (2023)
The American Counseling Association
Southern Region Leadership Award for Leadership and Advocacy as Branch President (2023)
American Counseling Association of Georgia
Co-Chair of the Leadership Council (2022 - 2023 & 2023 - 2024)
American Counseling Association
- Artificial Intelligence Task Force Co-Chair (2021 - 2022)
- Artificial Intelligence Task Force Interest Network Co-Chair (2022 - 2023)