LoriAnn Stretch PhD

Department Chair for Clinical Mental Health Counseling, The Chicago School

LORIANN STRETCH, PhD, LPCS, NCC, ACS, is the Department Chair for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School. She has taught in on-ground and distance education for over 20 years, served as clinical director of a multidisciplinary mental health agency, and counseled in a variety of settings including vocational rehabilitation, domestic violence/sexual assault support, court advocacy, college counseling, disability services, foster care group homes, clinical supervision, and private practice. Dr. Stretch recently co-edited and authored several chapters in Technology in Mental Health: Applications in Practice, Supervision, and Training. She received the first LPCS license in NC in recognition of her advocacy work in that state and has served as the Chair and Ethics Chair for the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. In addition, she served on the ACA Ethics Review Panel, as the Public Policy Chair for her state branch of AMHCA, and is a CACREP Team Lead. She currently serves as a 2-year Board Trustee with ACC, as a reviewer for two journals, and on various committees across several national associations.