Dr. Lisa Hedden

Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Kevin Auman

Dr. Lisa Hedden is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) with a BS in accountancy from the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University, as well as an MBA in leadership, strategy, and marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and an MS in clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University. She completed her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Georgia. Before coming to Montreat College in 2023, she taught clinical mental health counseling courses at Cornerstone University and business courses at the University of Phoenix. She also co-taught school counseling courses during her doctoral program at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Hedden’s research studies cultural sizeism, eating disorders, complex trauma, and counselor education. Her clinical specialties include helping individuals heal from eating disorders, complex trauma, and adverse experiences, as well as grief and loss using integrated approaches. When she’s not working or speaking at regional and national conferences about sizeism and eating disorders, she spends her time with friends, family, and her poodles. She also enjoys reading, painting, volunteering, and traveling.