Naomi J. Wheeler
Naomi J. Wheeler, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education program, Department of Counseling and Special Education, VCU School of Education. Dr. Wheeler earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Wheeler’s primary research interests include: (a) childhood adversity and trauma, (b) couple and relationship stress and resilience, and (c) mental and physical health disparities and psychoneuroimmunology. She has extensive clinical and administrative experience providing mental health and relationship-focused services to children and families from predominately low-income and racially diverse backgrounds. Her research agenda builds from her professional experiences to examine relational stress across the lifespan as contributors to health disparities.