Richard Carroll

Richard Carroll


Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision: Regent University
M.S. Community and College Counseling: Longwood College
B.A. Psychology: Emory & Henry College.


Dr. Carroll grew up in Concord, VA and moved to Southwest Virginia to play football and attend college. After graduating from Emory & Henry College, he moved back to Concord, where he substitute taught during the day to help pay for his master's degree. After graduating from Longwood College (now Longwood University), he moved to Lebanon, VA and was married in 1993 to his college sweetheart. Dr. Carroll has worked at community agencies and in private practice since he started in the counseling field following his graduation from Longwood.

Since 1995 he has provided individual, family, and group therapy for those struggling with substance abuse. He has been instrumental in developing the Substance Abuse Certificate Program at LWC, aimed at training professionals to combat the growing drug crisis in our society. In 2004 his started the PhD program at Regent University, graduating top of his class in 2008. Although he enjoys conducting individual, family, and group therapy and performing parenting assessments and psychological evaluations, his passion lies in the classroom. He considers it both an honor and a privilege to be able to help train future counselors. If he is not in the classroom, you can usually find him on the golf course or traveling with his wife and three wonderful boys to various sporting and scouting events. Dr. Carroll holds his faith, family, and friends close to him at all times.


  • Carroll, R., & Rehfuss, M. (2008). Adventure-based counseling with at-risk middle school students. Journal of the Virginia Counseling Association, 30, 50-54.
  • Featured in Counseling Today's cover story: The connection between nature & mental health, October 2009.
  • Featured in Counseling Today's article: Integrated care, January 2010.
  • Cited in Counseling Today's article: Success stories with challenging clients, Oct. 2010.
  • Collaborating Clinician Investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trials
  • Secondary Faculty Sponsor for Chi Sigma Iota (Alpha Chi Omega chapter)


Phone: (423) 383-1960