Dr. Flowers-Roe is director of diversity equity and inclusion and a core faculty/clinical training director in the Counseling@Northwestern program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She is a board-certified counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors and a pending Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She earned a doctorate in counselor education and supervision and a master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in MFT from CACREP accredited Governors State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
Dr. Flowers-Roe has many years of experience teaching psychology and counseling both on-ground and online. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at public and private institutions. She has also provided supervision in counseling and designed several graduate counseling courses for various institutions. Prior to transitioning to counselor education and supervision, Dr. Flowers-Roe had a long career in youth development serving in the non-profit sector as an executive director and development manager.
Dr. Flowers-Roe is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has expertise working with couples and families regarding issues of infidelity, high conflict, and parenting. Her research interests include intra-personal variables that enhance romantic relationship satisfaction and stability, the science of love and play, and strength-based approaches to couple and family therapy.
Recent Presentations and Publications:
Flowers-Roe, L. (2021, November 19). Play dates: Using play with couples. Presenter Play Therapy Series Grand Rounds at Counseling@Northwestern, Evanston, IL.
Flowers-Roe, L. (2021, November 15). Family systems: Bowen and Structural Family Therapy. Guest lecturer Counseling Theory course at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Flowers-Roe, L. (2021, September). Black Excellence: An In-Depth Examination of Thriving Black Couple Relationships. 60 minute Education session presented at the Black Mental Symposium in Atlanta, GA.
Dunham, S. & Flowers-Roe, L. (2021, September). Cinematherapy with African American Couples. 60 minute Education session presented at the Black Mental Health Symposium in Atlanta, GA.
Flowers-Roe, L. (2021, February). Restoring the love: Creating relationships that heal. 3-hour online couples workshop presented at Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago’s Annual Couples Retreat in Chicago, IL.
Harris, C. A., Williams, N. F., Jones, D. S., & Flowers-Roe, L. (Under review). Experiences of Sexism and Racism among Black Women who Hold the Doctorate.
Lorelle, S. & Flowers-Roe, L. (2021). Value of Play. In L. Teufel Prida (Ed.), Homeschooling and Mental Health, San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Dermer, S. & Flowers-Roe, L. (Submitted). Earned secure attachment through religion and spirituality. In S. Dunham & S. Dermer (Eds.), An Emotionally Focused Guide to Re-Visioning African American Relationships. New York, NY: Routledge.
Dermer, S. & Flowers-Roe, L. (Submitted). Safe haven. In S. Dunham & S. Dermer (Eds.), An Emotionally Focused Guide to Re-Visioning African American Relationships. New York, NY: Routledge.
Flowers-Roe, L. & Sori, C. F. (Submitted). Integrating play and emotionally focused therapy with African American couples. In S. Dunham & S. Dermer (Eds.), An Emotionally Focused Guide to Re-Visioning African American Relationships. New York, NY: Routledge.