Dr. Maria Spellings Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Dr. Maria Spellings
maria.spellings@ssw.edu
512.474.5443 ext. 341

Dr. Maria Spellings is a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas. After completing her master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary, she gained significant clinical experience in a local inpatient psychiatric unit working with complex PTSD and trauma-related disorders. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of North Texas, where she received advanced training in play therapy, attachment, and filial therapy. She came to Southwest from a position as full-time senior lecturer in the UNT Counseling Program, where she taught didactic courses and provided clinical supervision for master’s counseling students in multiple stages of clinical development.

BA, East Texas Baptist University
MA, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, University of North Texas