Hasmik Chakaryan | Webster University

Hasmik Chakaryan, PhD, LPC


Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Program
Department of Professional Counseling
300 Webster Hall 
(314) 246-8217 


PhD, University of Toledo, 2013
MA, Cincinnati Christian University, 2009

Research Interests

International Counselor Education
Mental Health Counseling
Sexual Abuse Counseling
's Issues in Counseling
Multicultural Counseling
Clinical and Developmental Supervision
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders (under supervision)
Marriage and Family Counseling
Disaster and Crisis Intervention
Ethics and Counseling
Suicide Assessment, Recognition and Procedures of Follow-Up
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Counseling
Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education


Hasmik Chakaryan is an Assistant Professor and the Clinical Director of the Department of Professional Counseling at Webster University. She has obtained her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo under Dr. Martin Richie in 2013. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in social justice and human rights activism and advocacy. Among many projects, Dr. Chakaryan has also established a training program for counseling paraprofessionals in Mexico. She has presented in numerous state and national conferences. Her experience includes extensive work with marginalized populations and groups in Armenia, Romania, Mexico, and the United States. Dr. Chakaryan has designed the first sexual assault and rape survivor group therapy in the Counseling Center of the University of Toledo. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor both in OH and MO and a Certified Trauma Specialist as well as a victim advocate. She specializes in multicultural counseling and supervision, as well as crisis, trauma and disaster mental health counseling. Dr. Chakaryan provides training for professionals on intimate partner violence, multicultural competence in counseling and supervision, working with refugee and immigrant populations, and working with victims of various traumas. Her current research focuses on internationalizing the profession of counseling and bringing awareness of mental health in East Europe.

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