As a professional school counselor, Dr. Isom has worked at the elementary and middle school levels in Virginia and South Carolina. She works as a private practice psychotherapist with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and as a Counselor Educator teaching courses in School Counseling and Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Isom received her B.S. in Psychology and Biology from Central Michigan University, M.A. in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling from Marymount University, and Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University/Phoenix. She maintains an active membership in various professional organizations; including, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA) and Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA). Dr. Isom is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board Certified Teacher/School Counselor (NBCT/SC), and Career Development Facilitator (CDF). Dr. Isom has presented workshops at the county, regional, and state level, and participated in writing and revising accepted federal grant proposals for counseling programs offered in Northern Virginia. In addition, she has worked as a crisis responder serving seven counties in Michigan and helped facilitate afterschool programs in Northern Virginia for middle school students that were the first in their families to go to college. Research interests include resiliency, grief and loss, group counseling, counselor education and supervision, and character education.