Dr. Rapp received her BS from Southeast Missouri State University in Psychology, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and PhD from Idaho State University in Counselor Education and Counseling. Her dissertation focused on the construct of gatekeeping within the counseling profession. Her areas of scholarship include: gatekeeping practices, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, behavioral-process addictions, feminism, social justice advocacy, and qualitative methodologies. 

Dr. Rapp is licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho and currently seeking licensure in the state of Wisconsin. Most recently, Dr. Rapp worked at a residential facility for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She has experience facilitating trauma-informed counseling groups, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups, family therapy, and individual counseling to a wide range of clientele. This spring, she hopes to continue her clinical work, focusing in the substance abuse population, to enrich her teaching and scholarship.

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