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Chicago | Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Online

Shawn Wunderlich Ph.D., LCPC, CCTP



My style of teaching is rooted in my passion for the counselor role. I utilize a practitioner-professor style of teaching where I bring in real-life experiences to help bridge the gap between materials and how to apply them to the counseling role. In every class I attempt to bring in experiences that I have had as a beginning counselor as well as a licensed counselor. I strive to ensure activities reflect real-life scenarios as best as possible, so students feel prepared upon internship and graduation. I value my authenticity as a professor and strive to make the digital classroom a space that is not only safe and respectful but fun and, at times, humorous. I am passionate about getting to know my students so that they feel valued and supported throughout the program, pushing them to fulfill their goals while also challenging them to grow in their professional identity. My favorite part of teaching is the mentorship that occurs while students are finding who they are as counselors-in-training. My goal is to challenge students, support them, and push them to fulfill their goals as counselors while also upholding the standards of the field.



  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Governors State University
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lewis University
  • B.A., Forensic Psychology, St Ambrose University
Professional Background

Current Positions

  • LCPC CCTP EMDR Certified EMDR Consultant-In-Training, Plainfield Wellness
    Plainfield, IL

Former Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Adler University
    Chicago, IL

Current Licensures

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse/neglect
  • EMDR
  • Dissociation

Chicago Campus

Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.

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