Dr. Corbett received her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh where she majored in Natural Science. She went on to receive her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Duquesne University and subsequently worked for eight years as the Director of School Counseling at a public school district in Western Pennsylvania. While in that role, Dr. Corbett introduced and developed into the high school’s curriculum the College Board’s Advanced Placement program, advocated for and subsequently hired a second certified school counselor, developed and implemented national standards and protocol for the National Honor Society, developed the high school’s annual master schedule, and managed the social/emotional, academic and career demands of a student body of 700 students.
In 2007, Dr. Corbett earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University and had a particular research interest in resiliency and protective factors among the adolescent population. Dr. Corbett taught adjunct graduate courses in the School Counseling Masters Program at Duquesne University for several years prior to relocating to the Lehigh Valley in 2008, after accepting an Assistant Professor position with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), where she taught for four years.
In 2010, Dr. Corbett opened Wings of Change Counseling, LLC, an outpatient mental health practice, where she continues to work with families, couples, and individuals with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction issues, relationship struggles, etc. Dr. Corbett maintains collaborative relationships with many of the school districts in and around the Lehigh Valley in an effort to best serve the student population in those communities.
As an Assistant Professor at Chestnut Hill College, Dr. Corbett’s roles include being the Program Director of the M.S. in School Counseling as well as being the Coordinator of Field Placement for both the Clinical Counseling & Psychology program and the M.S. in School Counseling programs. Dr. Corbett teaches in both programs and was instrumental in the development, approval, and implementation of the new school counseling program.
Dr. Corbett has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006 and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselors Association and a member and past presenter of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association. She has two chapters published in The counselor’s companion: What every beginning counselor needs to know. Gregoire, J. & Jungers, C. (2006). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.