Natasha Edwards, LMHC, NCC, CASAC-T, serves as the assistant dean and director of health promotion & wellness. Her work focuses on providing direct support, resources and referrals to students who are experiencing life events that are impacting or interrupting their ability to be successful at SFC. In addition, Edwards is a clinician, providing vital clinical mental health services to students and other clients at SFC’s Counseling Center. She is also an adjunct professor for various graduate social work programs in New York City.
Edwards joined SFC in September 2018 as the director of student health services, before taking on her current role in December 2020. Previously, she served as a hospital administrator and HRA shelter director, where she worked with clients experiencing homelessness, as well as those with severe mental illness or HIV. Her work focused on improving access to health care as well as reducing health disparities amongst women and people of color.
Edwards’ clinical experience includes providing individual, family and group therapy for adults navigating depression, anxiety, trauma and psychosis. Her professional areas of interest include sexual and racial identity, trauma and the impact of oppression on development and self-esteem.
Edwards earned bachelor’s degrees in English and public health from the University of North Carolina; a master’s in women’s, gender and sexuality studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and a master’s from New York University’s applied psychology program with advanced psychodynamic and trauma training at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis.