Debbie Crawford Sturm

Department: Graduate Psychology

Areas of expertise: 

  • Climate Change and mental health
  • Climate anxiety, eco-anxiety and other climate distress issues
  • Nature connection and mental health
  • Trauma

Sturm teaches in the doctoral counseling and supervision program. She teaches Leadership & Advocacy, Advanced Counseling Theories, Counselor Education and Pedagogy and Crisis and Emergency Services.

Sturm earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in community counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a doctorate in counseling and supervision at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005.

Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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