Trent Davis, Ph.D.
"I am Trent A. Davis, PhD, LPC, a counselor and assistant professor at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS). My job is to help students succeed. I work with JCHS students to address both academic and personal problems that may be preventing them from reaching their full potential. I employ short-term, practical interventions to help students, while striving to provide an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, understanding, and realness. I enjoy connecting with others and that makes my job as a counselor a joy (most days)! I earned my Masters degree in Community Counseling Psychology from James Madison University and recently completed my PhD in Counselor Education at Virginia Tech. I am also credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. Before coming to JCHS in September, 2005, I worked as an outpatient clinician at New River Valley Community Services in Blacksburg. I currently have a small private counseling practice and teach adjunct counseling courses for both Radford and Va. Tech. Prior to becoming a counselor I had a career as an electrical engineer. I have worked with a wide range of client populations: from young children to older adults, and from clients with (relatively mild) situational distress to clients with chronic and severe mental illness. My professional interests include: wellness, stress management, evidence-based counseling, anxiety, and depression. I especially enjoy facilitating counseling groups. I (re)married in 2003 and now have two wonderful stepchildren I am helping to raise. Having a family has been a very positive influence on my counseling. In my (little) spare time I am an enthusiastic road and mountain cyclist and fly fisher-person. I am also trying to learn to play the guitar..."