Dr O'Tilia Hunter Advisor to the Board

Dr. Hunter is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – Approved Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor - Approved Supervisor for the State of Maryland, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. She holds a PhD in Counseling, Education and Supervision, with a specialization in Social Change from Walden University, a Master’s degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Services Management from University of Phoenix, and an Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from West Los Angeles Community College. Lastly, Dr. Hunter is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Lamar University, where she teaches graduate students and trains the next generation of mental health professionals. Dr. Hunter has been in the behavioral health field for over 20 years and brings with her extensive experience consulting with organizations on mental health and substance abuse, as well as working in private practice and local government. She has assisted numerous agencies in obtaining Joint Commission and state certification to operate mental health and substance abuse facilities in the state of Maryland and Washington, DC. She is also a certified trauma specialist. Dr. Hunter uses cognitive behavior therapy, along with other therapeutic modalities to help her clients reach their full potential. She believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness, which includes spirituality, and developed Spiritual Inclusion Theory in 2014. Her specialties include individual and family therapy, palliative care, grief, domestic violence, women’s issues, and substance abuse, including co-occurring disorders. She is also a published author. Dr. Hunter spends her free time reading, writing, exercising and traveling