• Richard Reams is a Licensed Psychologist with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He is a native of North Carolina, the cisgender son a working-class family. During his years as a first-generation undergraduate, he found support and guidance from mentors as he navigated challenges to his evolving religious and sexual identities. His transformative undergraduate experience inspired him to pay it forward professionally, and he has done so at Trinity since 1994. Like each of our counselors, he assists students with the most common reasons they seek counseling: sadness/depression, anxiety/stress, and interpersonal concerns. In addition to LGBTQ+ issues, his specialty areas include perfectionism and substance use.

    • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • B.A. with Honors in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Trinity University: Queer Studies Colloquium: Queer Psychology (2004-2016)
    • Our Lady of the Lake University: Counseling LGBT Clients (2007, 2012, 2016, 2018)

    Honors and Awards

    • Rhea Fern Malsbury Memorial Award
    • Award for Distinguished University and Community Service
    • Pete Neville Award for Exemplary Service in Student Affairs
    • Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society

    Recent Presentations

    • Bexar County Psychological Association: Clinical and Ethical Foundations of Competent Therapy with Transgender Adolescents and Adults 
    • Fort Bend Psychological Association: Taking LGB-Affirmative Therapy to the Next Level
    • Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services Conference: Beyond LGBQ: Enlarging Our Understanding of Sexual-Minority Persons