Sheila Babendir, EdD, LPC, is a professional counselor, counseling educator and visionary leader with a rich and diverse background in the fields of mental health, integrated healthcare and academia. With a doctorate degree in counseling psychology and a passion for fostering positive change, she has dedicated their career to the betterment of individuals and communities.
In her current role as Associate Dean, Dr. Babendir oversees all aspects of the counseling program including curriculum development, faculty management, programmatic operations and adherence to accreditation standards. As a counseling educator, she brings an experiential approach to the classroom, inspiring the next generation of counselors to integrate theory with practical skills. Through mentorship, she empowers students to navigate the complexities of the counseling profession with cultural competence, empathy and a commitment to social justice.