Kerrie Fuenfhausen

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • M.S., Counseling, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • B.S., Communication, Wake Forest University

Kerrie Fuenfhausen is a professor and chair of the School of Counseling and Human Services. She joined the Lenoir-Rhyne faculty in 2012 and served as counseling program coordinator on the Asheville campus from 2012-2022.

Fuenfhausen’s experience includes working with individuals, couples and families in private practice, community agencies and hospital settings. Her clinical and scholarly interests include relationship satisfaction, parenting issues, stress and coping, attachment, intimate partner violence, multicultural development of counselors, relational processes in clinical supervision and emotionally-focused couples therapy.

She is a professional member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. She serves on the editorial board of "The Family Journal" and is the founding member and president of the Asheville-Area Counseling Professionals Association.


  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS)