Dr. Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart served as the program director (2016-2019) and is core faculty for the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSC) program. She successfully shepherded the program through the accreditation process for Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in her first year of service. Dr. Lindinger-Sternart came to the university in 2016 from Penn State University.

Dr. Lindinger-Sternart is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor in Montana and earned a Nationwide Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling. Her clinical experience includes individual and group counseling in institutional settings such as an inpatient substance abuse clinic, a college counseling center, a psychiatric clinic, a community mental health center, and private practice. She works with diverse populations across the globe and loves travelling to engage with other cultures. Her major research interests are mindfulness, trauma, and online counseling, particularly in male populations.

Dr. Lindinger-Sternart has presented and published in the counseling field. She brings experience from her previous profession as an engineering project manager in her native country of Austria. She enjoys painting, embraces activities in nature, and engages in community service to prevent suicide.

BS, University of Salzburg (Austria)
MS, University of Salzburg
MA, Bowling Green State University
PhD, University of Toledo

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