LoriAnn Stretch earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from NC State University and an M.S. in Community and College Counseling from Longwood University. She is currently the Coordinator of the Online Counseling Program in the School of Education at William & Mary. Dr. Stretch is the former Managing Director of the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP), a committee of CACREP. She is an LCMHC-Supervisor (NC), Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider.
Dr. Stretch has served as the Chair, Ethics Chair, and Treasurer for the NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. She is a CACREP Team Chair and a CACREP consultant. In addition, she is currently President-Elect and conference co-chair for the Association for Creativity in Counseling, Co-Chair for Counselor for Social Justice’s Social Justice Advocacy Curriculum Taskforce, on the conference planning committee for the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), and a Subject Matter Expert for National Board for Certified Counselors.
Dr. Stretch has served as a clinical director of a multidisciplinary mental health agency, taught at several state and private universities, and practiced counseling for over 25 years. She specializes in experiential therapies, global counseling, trauma recovery and stabilization, telehealth, and supervision.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, 2005
Activities and Honors
Nu Sigma Chi's Distinguished Alumni Award, North Carolina State University (2018-2019)
Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (2012)
Dedicated Service to Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Council, Girl Scouts (1998)
Stretch, L.S. (2018, Winter). Conducting online program site visits. The Visitor.
Eldredge, K., & Stretch, L.S. (2017). Systems applied to dissociative disorders. In J.A. Russo, J.K. Coker, & J.H. King (Eds.), DSM-5 and Family Systems (pp. 195-230). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Goss, S., Anthony, K., Stretch, L.S., & Nagel, D.M. (2016). Technology in mental health: Applications in practice, supervision, and training (2nd ed.). Springfield, IL: CC Thomas
Moore, R.O., & Stretch, L. (2014). Play therapy and the tug-of-war child: Part I. Play Therapy, 9 (3). 16-19.
Moore, R.O., Ordway, A., & Stretch, L. (2014). Play therapy and the tug-of-war child: Part II. Play Therapy, 9 (4). 24-27.
Stretch, L.S., Nagel, D., & Anthony, K. (2013). Ethical framework for the use of technology in supervision. Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology, 3(2) 37-45.
King. J., & Stretch, L.S. (2013). A critical analysis of counseling’s professional identity crisis. In VISTAS 2013.
Morgen, K., Miller, G., & Stretch, L.S. (2012). Addictions counseling licensure issues for Licensed Professional Counselors. The Professional Counselor, 2(1) 58-65.