Mary H. Guindon, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC), an approved LCPC supervisor in the State of Maryland, and licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She is currently an associate professor at Kansas State University working with counselor education doctoral students. Previously, she was an associate professor and department chair in counseling & human services at Johns Hopkins University. She has held academic appointments at Rider University, at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) as a visiting professor in Europe; and adjunct part-time appointments at Goucher and McDaniel Colleges. She has proven skills in staff development, program development and implementation, and management. She has many years of clinical and consultation experience providing workshops and counseling services in educational, corporate, governmental, hospital, and community settings; and more recently with US Armed Forces’ members as a Military & Family Life Consultant. She has published in the professional and popular press and presented nationally and internationally at professional conferences and symposia. Her books include, as author, A Counseling Primer: An Introduction to the Profession and, as editor, of Self-esteem Across the Lifespan: Issues and Interventions. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She has served as Northeast District Coordinator of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Her interests include program development; mental health and career counseling for individuals and groups; outplacement services, executive coaching, and optimal workplace functioning; and professional development and supervision.