Shirlyn Garrett-Wilson

Shirlyn Garrett-Wilson

Counseling Program Director

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 995-3775


Office: HWH 245


Ed.D in Counseling Psychology (emphasis in Counselor Education & Supervision)

Illinois School of Professional Psychology - Chicago, IL

MA in Clinical/Counseling 

Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, Texas

BSCJ Law Enforcement Police Science/Criminal Justice

Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, Texas


My teaching philosophy reflects my interests in collaborative authorship. She prefers student-centered teaching that encourages learning by both students and teachers. I find unique ways to enhance my classroom discussions by incorporating my experience working with diverse populations and health disparities.

Dr. Garrett has developed and delivered several presentations in her areas of interest including Trauma (specifically Intergenerational/Historical), Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience, Child Welfare, Code-Switching, The Five Love Languages, Clinical Supervision, and Compassion Fatigue.

Courses Taught

  • Internship Community Counseling
  • Internship School Counseling
  • Group Counseling

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