Meet Dr. Boddie
I attended St. Louis Community College before transferring to Washington University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. I then completed my clinical education at the University of Missouri's CACREP-accredited program, followed by a doctoral residency at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. I am actively and fully Licensed in Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois, Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri, and Board-Certified in Counseling (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am also certified as an executive function coach and learning specialist through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training.
As Director of Counseling Services at SIUE, I am the University administrator responsible for leading Counseling Services, one of the centers for excellence in the division of student affairs. In this role, I serve as the institution’s chief mental health officer. Clinically, I have experience in youth-serving agency, group practice, and college counseling settings. My areas of expertise include psychological trauma, health psychology, multicultural counseling, neurodevelopmental disorders, career development, and the training of mental health providers. My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in Adler's Individual Psychology and informed by neurocounseling in an effort to support whole body/whole being health. I am member of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors and the American Counseling Association.
I have extensive experience helping students thrive in post-secondary education. This has included roles as an executive function coach/learning specialist in accessibility affairs and coordinator for peer tutoring programs in academic support. This has also included teaching undergraduate and graduate students in programs such as teacher and counselor education. I have additionally taught in and provided clinical services for the SUCCEED program at UMSL, a two-year certificate program for learners with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Prior to joining SIUE, I served as an assistant professor of counseling and site administrator at Central Methodist University, where he was named Counselor Educator-of-the-Year in 2016. In 2016, I became a fellow of the National Board for Certified Counselors. In 2019, I was the recipient of the Narbeth R. Emmanuel Outstanding Service Award, presented by the division of student affairs.
In addition to clinical leadership, I remain active in the classroom, lecturing in various programs organized under the SIUE School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior. I also serve as a member of the SIUE Diversity & Inclusion Institutional Leadership Team.