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Sarah Tucker

Clinical Assistant Professor in Counselor Education

Phone: (757) 221-3414
Email: [[sktucker]]
Area of Expertise: Neurodiversity Affirming Counseling Approaches, ADHD, Autism, Poverty and Socioeconomic Considerations in Counseling, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Assessment


Dr. Sarah Tucker is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Online Counseling Program at William & Mary. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, a National Certified Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapy Supervisor. Dr. Tucker has experience providing clinical services in a wide variety of settings, including community agencies, in-patient hospitals, public schools, and private practice.

Dr. Tucker is passionate about advancing neurodiversity affirming approaches through her roles as an educator and researcher. In her own clinical practice, Dr. Tucker specializes in providing neurodiversity affirming counseling, play therapy, and assessment services for ADHD and Autistic individuals across the lifespan.


Ph.D. in Counseling, University of North Texas
M.S. in Counseling, University of North Texas
B.A. in Psychology, University of North Texas

Activities and Honors

Chi Sigma Iota International Outstanding Practitioner Award (2021)

Selected Publications

Tucker, S. K. (2022). Play therapy with children in poverty. In Ray, D. C., Ogawa, Y., & Cheng, Y. J. (Eds.), Multicultural play therapy: Making the most of cultural opportunities with children (pp. 244-259). Routledge.

Tucker, S. K., Schmidt, M., & Giordano, A. (2021). Perceptions of poverty: Exploring counseling students’ reactions to presenting concerns. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(4), 1.

Ray, D. C., Angus, E., Robinson, H., Kram, K., Tucker, S. K., Haas, S., & McClintock, D. (2020). Relationship between adverse childhood experiences, social-emotional competencies, and problem behaviors among elementary-aged children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. 6(1), 1-13.