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Dr. Tara R Fox

Assistant Professor of Counseling
Bridwell Hall


Dr. Tara Fox is currently an Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, and Graduate Coordinator within the Clinical Mental Health graduate program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. She received her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Fox has presented and published on topics including bereavement, boundaries, burnout, compassion fatigue, counselor identity, integrated behavioral healthcare, integrated healthcare, mindfulness, online learning, rural counseling, secondhand depression, self-reflection, and telehealth counseling services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) for the state of Texas. She is passionate about mental, physical, and emotional wellness in rural communities.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Tech University Ph.D Counselor Education 2019
Wayland Baptist University Masters in Counseling 2010
Wayland Baptist University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2008
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 06/01/2020
Central Plains Center Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor 10/01/2016 06/01/2020
Allegiance Behavioral Healthcare Lead Group Therapist 04/01/2013 10/01/2016
Crisis Center of the Plains Counselor 02/01/2009 07/01/2012

Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision

Helmcamp, W. M., & Fox, T. (2022, November 6). Creating Connection with Online Learners. Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 7.


Book Chapter

Fox, T. (2021, October 6). Is telehealth an effective way to increase accessibility to counseling services? In Reeves, E.K., & McIntyre, C. J. (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Diversity and Equity in a Virtual World. IGI Global.

The Family Journal

Bradley, L., Hendricks, B., Noble, N., & Fox, T. (2021, March 4). COVID-19: Counseling With Bereaved Parents. The Family Journal.

SACES Newsletter

Fox, T. (2021, January 13). Competency of Online Instructor’s Influence Student Learning Experiences. SACES Newsletter, Fall 2020, 14-16. Retrieved from


Fox, T. (2019, December 1). Integrated behavioral healthcare: The future of rural mental health. Retrieved from