Brandon Tomlinson, PhD, LPCC, NCC | Dept. of Counseling | PCOM
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Brandon Tomlinson, a Michigander at heart, came to PCOM from the Midwest. He completed his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, focusing his dissertation research on the nature of how counselor educators address issues of problematic values (e.g. racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) among counseling students. Dr. Tomlinson maintains a passion for addressing these through the lens of the ethical foundations of the counseling field.

Dr. Tomlinson holds a great deal of zeal for counseling ethics, counselor professional identity, and advocacy for marginalized groups in the United States and exploring how the counseling field can play a role in that advocacy. Additionally, as an educator and researcher, Dr. Tomlinson enjoys assessment, addictions, personality disorders, career counseling, and theories and techniques.

Dr. Tomlinson's clinical experience consists of numerous different venues (college counseling centers, private practice, hospitals, etc.) and populations (from college students to people struggling with addictions to mandated domestic violence perpetrators to couples and families).


  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (2022), Ohio University (CACREP-accredited)
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2019), Ashland University (CACREP-accredited)
  • BA in History (2012), University of Michigan


Melvin J. Witmer Creative Altruism Award (2020)


  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)
  • North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)
  • Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)