Dr. Lee Teufel-Prida

Dr. Lee Teufel-Prida is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in California, a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor in Florida, and a national certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Teufel-Prida received her PhD in counselor education and supervision from the University of South Florida and her MEd in community counseling from Ohio University. Since beginning her career in 2000, Teufel-Prida has gained clinical experience in community mental health for children and families, juvenile justice facilities, and private practice focusing on children and families. In addition to her role as a clinician and prior to her role as assistant director of training and core faculty at Counseling@Northwestern, Teufel-Prida taught at both for-profit and brick and mortar institutions of higher education where she maintained leadership positions in training and course development.

Teufel-Prida’s current research focuses on children and families. Specifically, her interest centers on advocating for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and how counselors and counselor educators may best increase services and initiatives for children and families impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders.

Adopting Telemental Health in a Time of Crisis

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has underscored the reality that the need for mental health services is not location or population specific—it is universal. Access to mental health care continues to be a critical issue for all counselors, and, at its core, telemental health is focused on access.