Dr. Nate Perron has been a core faculty member for Northwestern University since June 2015. He has worked on both the clinical training team and the core teaching team of the Counseling@Northwestern program through The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern. Perron previously served as a staff therapist with TFI and now maintains a small clinical practice serving individuals, couples, and families in New Hampshire and online for states in which he is licensed.
Perron received his PhD in counselor education and supervision from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, along with a master of arts in counseling and a master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Perron is a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) in New Hampshire, a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois, and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. He is also a national certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and an approved clinical supervisor (ACS) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
Perron became registered as a master trainer for Mental Health Facilitator programs with NBCC International (NBCC-I) and has facilitated collaborations between organizations and institutions to advance mental health training that is internationally and culturally aware of global needs. He has served in professional counseling since 2005. Perron has taught undergraduate and graduate students in counseling, psychology, and human services since 2008.
Perron contributes to the field of counseling regionally and internationally through ongoing research, scholarship, presentations, and service in areas of specialty that include the following: international counseling, child and adolescent counseling, faith and spirituality in counseling, crisis and trauma recovery, police and first responder wellness, marriage, family, and parenting issues, Christian counseling, depression and anxiety and grief and loss.
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