Dr. Hymes’ passion for counselor education arose from his clinical work in rural communities throughout Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Tennessee. He serves as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Tennessee and Virginia. Additionally, he holds credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor, certified Master’s Addiction Counselor, and certified Approved Clinical Supervisor. He served multiple roles as a clinician in Virginia and Tennessee providing treatment services within rural mental health, probation and parole, adult drug court, medication assisted treatment, and continues to provide services in private practice.
Dr. Hymes serves as Assistant Professor and Resident Faculty Supervisor with the Lindsey Wilson College: School of Professional Counseling Master’s degree program. He is active in Counselor Education and Counseling professional organizations, holding a number of professional memberships at the National, Regional, State, and Local levels. Dr. Hymes’ passion for addictions treatment, prevention, education, and training in the region is a result of his experiences growing up in Tazewell, Virginia. He is committed to providing support, supervision, and advising to counselors-in-training.
Dr. Hymes and his family share a passion for helping others and giving back, which has led them to serve rural communities in Virginia and Tennessee and as far away as Zambia, Africa. He and his family reside in Eastern Tennessee and enjoy the many opportunities for hiking, ride road and mountain biking, and kayaking provided by the region.