Director, Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center
B.S. and M.Ed., Kent State University; LPCC-S
Sabina Alasti-Ward serves as Director of the Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center. She earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and her double major Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Corrections Counseling at Kent State University. She is licensed as a supervising professional clinical counselor in Ohio (LPCC-S). Prior to coming to Walsh University, Sabina developed and was the lead of the SIBR (Sexually Inappropriate Behavior Remediation) Program at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. She was a supervisor, faculty for the Doctoral Interns, and clinician, at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health for 25 years. She served on the Children’s Network multidisciplinary team which made decisions and recommendations for services for each Stark County case of child physical, sexual abuse and/or severe neglect. She has made presentations to the community regarding the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems.
Her professional interests include: advocacy and abuse prevention, clinical mental health counseling, supervision of clinical mental health counselors, ethics, child and adolescent sex education, and the relationship between poverty and mental health.