Sean Gorby, PhD | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Sean Gorby, PhD

    Clinical Instructor




    • Biography

      Dr. Sean Gorby is a clinical mental health counselor in the state of Ohio where, for the past 8 years, he has worked in in both college counseling centers and private practices. In 2018, Sean opened his own private practice, Renaissance Counseling and Consultation, in Lancaster Ohio where he diagnosis and treats mental and emotional disorders across the lifespan. Sean also provides counseling for couples and families, provides consultation services for various organizations, and conducts quarterly marriage seminars and parenting workshops free to those who attend.

      Sean is involved in leadership with the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) where, for the past 4 years, he has served as the chair person for the OCA’s Government Relations Committee. Sean also serves as the treasurer for the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on topics such as Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Counselor Education, cognitive complexity and heart rate variability, policy and legislative advocacy, wellness, and counseling older adults. Sean’s research agenda explores the following: cognitive complexity and heart rate variability; legislative advocacy, policy, and counseling licensure laws; wellness; and counseling older adults.

    • Degrees Earned

      Ph.D. - Counselor Education: The Ohio State University
      M.Ed. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Ohio University
      B.A. - Psychology, Bible, Theology: Malone University

    • Teaches

      EDUC 517: Research Methods
      EDUC 573: Career Counseling
      EDUC 564: Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling
      EDUC 644: Clinical Assessment
      EDUC 664: Advanced Assessment
      EDUC 694: Trauma and Crisis
      EDUC 554: Family Systems and Couples Counseling
      EDUC 553: Counseling Diverse Populations
      EDUC 594: Clinical Practicum
      EDUC 574: Advanced Techniques

    • Publications

      Granello, D. H & Gorby, S. R. (Under Review). It Matters to Call Clients Schizophrenics vs. People with Schizophrenia. Journal of Counseling and Development.
      Fullen, M.C., Jordan, J., Dobmeier, R, Chan, C.D., Gorby, S. R. (In Press). Gerontological Counseling Trends in Adultspan Journal: 1999-2019. Adultspan.
      Fullen, M.C., Gorby, S. R., Chan, C. D., Dobmeier, R., Jordan, J. (2019). The current state of gerontological counseling research: A 26-year content analysis. Journal of Counseling and Development, 97(4), 387-397. doi:10.1002/jcad.12287
      Fullen, M.C., & Gorby, S. R. (2016). Reframing Resilience: Pilot Evaluation of a Program to Promote Resilience in Marginalized Older Adults. Educational Gerontology.
      Dollarhide, C. T., Berendts, A., Gibbs, T. A., Gorby, S. R., Oehrtman, J. P. (2018). Counselor education and supervision from a postmodern perspective: Empowering students toward professional identity. In M. B. Scholl & J. T. Hansen (Eds.), Postmodern perspectives on contemporary counseling issues. Oxford University Press.
      Potter, C. J., and Gorby, S. R. (2015). Specializing in wellness counseling: Professional counseling’s expanding role in traditional healthcare. Ohio Counseling Association: Guidelines, 41(1), p. 14-15.