Dr. Aimee Herring

Dr. Aimee Herring

Associate Faculty

I am passionate about teaching, counseling and coaching others as nothing is more satisfying than seeing others learn and make changes in their lives to accomplish a goal they want to achieve.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology

    - University of Texas A&M

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology

    - Texas Woman’s University

  • M.S. Special Education

    - University of Texas

  • B.S., Special Education

    - University of Texas

My Unique Approach to Education

I tend to approach education with an experiential approach.  I let my students know up front that my wish for them is to not just take away a grade from the class but something that will have personal meaning for them.  Personal interviews, research of community resources, comparison/contrasting of current television programming, chats and discussions about current problems faced by the aging are just some of the ways students can integrate course material with their own experiences or the experiences of others they know going through the stages of life we are studying.  Students often give feedback about how the class has helped them to see aging or death and dying from a whole new perspective. 

Biography

I am part of the adjunct faculty staff at Amberton University.  I have taught Aging and End of Life Issues, Interpersonal Relations, Professional Counseling, Psychology of Adjustment and Group Counseling and Theory and Perspectives of Death and Dying.  My previous experiences have included working with individuals on grief issues, relationships, mood disorders and past abuse. I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient geriatric units and child/adolescent units as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I led groups, counseled individuals, and was involved in discharge planning.  I also have worked counseling residents in rehabilitation/nursing facilities and in a pain program.  Presently I work fulltime as a behavioral telephonic coach at an insurance company.  I coach people on managing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and I also do stress management, tobacco cessation and weight management.  Prior to working in the mental health field, I worked 14 years in the public school system in special education. 

On a more personal level, I am a mother of five grown children including four boys and one girl.  I have three granddaughters and one grandson who I thoroughly enjoy.  I also have a lab mix named Sassie and a greyhound mix named Annie.  My hobbies include oil and water painting, making jewelry, amateur photography and gardening.