Counselor Résumé

Joshua A. Kirby
Grief, Career, and Mental Health Counselor
315 South Allen Street, Suite 121
State College, Pennsylvania 16801-4848
Counseling Skills
Rapport-building with diverse clientele
Integrating career assessments for reflection
Constructivist and sociocultural approaches
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Counseling for career resilience / adaptability
Clinical case note writing and recordkeeping
Professional Credentials
Excellence in Management, Penn State University Talent Development Program
Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, Online Learning Consortium
Online Teaching Certificate, Penn State University Faculty Development Program
Nonprofit Organization Management Certificate, Temple University
Volunteer Youth Development Experience
Member, National Camping & Trekking Committee, Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scout Pack Trainer, Pack 67, Houserville, PA
Subject Matter Expert, National Safe Scouting Committee, BSA
Chief of Staff for Program, 24th World Scout Jamboree
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Twenty years on the academic side of higher education helped me find my calling as a mental health and career counselor. In 2021 I changed careers and founded a private counseling practice, AutumnSpring Counseling, in downtown State College, PA. My counseling provides grief, career, and mental health counseling to all levels of students, academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs as they face their challenges, decisions, and transitions across the lifespan.

Counseling Credentials
Penn State University
M.Ed. in Counselor EducationAugust 2021
National Board for Certified Counselors
National Certified Counselor (NCC)August 2021
National Career Development Association
Certified Career Counselor (CCC)September 2021
American Academy of Grief Counseling
Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C)September 2023
Training Certifications
Evergreen Certifications
Certified Grief-Informed ProfessionalMarch 2022
Evergreen Certifications
Certified Trauma ProfessionalDecember 2022
National Career Development Association
Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP)September 2018
Center for Credentialing & Education
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)March 2017
Counseling Experience
AutumnSpring Counseling
Counselor Resident / Owner2021-present
Bank of America Career Services Center, Penn State University
Career Counselor Intern2019-2020

Herr Clinic, Penn State University
Mental Health Counselor Intern2019-2020

Academic Wellness and Career Counseling Center, Penn State University
Career Counselor Intern2019

Academic Degrees (Non-Counseling)
Penn State University
Ph.D. in Instructional SystemsMay 2010
Penn State University
M.S. in Educational PsychologyDecember 2007
SUNY College at Brockport
B.A. in Communication StudiesMay 2001
University Faculty & Management Experience
Learning, Design, and Technology Program, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator2015-2021

Ohio 4-H & Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, OH
4-H State Specialist for Older Youth and Camping Programs & Assistant Professor2012-2013

Operations Management Experience
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Malvern, PA
Instructional Design Coordinator for Online Programs2007-2010

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, PA
Youth Leadership Development Coordinator2005-2007