B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University


Keleigh Blount graduated with her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) and her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education (2019) from North Carolina A&T State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Greensboro, N.C. Prior to joining Methodist University, she was an Assistant Professor and served as the Clinical Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and the Interim Program Director for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at George Fox University in Portland, Ore. 

Blount’s clinical interests and experience include working with families and children involved with the criminal justice system, sex and sexuality exploration within families, couples and individuals, as well as the intersection of mental health and varying medical diagnoses. She also has experience utilizing experiential therapeutic techniques that include outdoor therapy, expressive arts modalities and group work.

As an educator, Blount utilizes varying experiential, Socratic and expressive arts modalities to assist in connecting material to counseling scenarios. This constructivist pedagogy also provides a foundation for the facilitation of multicultural, diverse and collaborative discussion within the community learning space.