Dr. Shelia Lumar serves as a faculty member with the School of Behavior Health Human Services at the University of North Texas at Dallas. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in the Social Sciences, one Master’s from the University of Central Texas (later renamed Texas A & M University–Killeen, Texas) in Counseling Psychology, the second Master’s from Tarleton State University in Human Resources Management, and Doctorate from Texas Woman University in Family Studies. Dr. Lumar currently holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), TMCA Credentialed Mediator. Dr. Lumar servers as a human services consultant for nonprofit organizations and owns a thriving private practice dedicated to providing mental health services for children, adults, and families facing personal crises, trauma, addictions, recovery, and adjustment disorders. She has worked 30+ years in human services, in various capacities, and remains committed to helping others improve their well-being. Dr. Lumar served as the Past President of the Texas Council of Family Relations and holds leadership positions among several community boards.
Her research interests focus on personal, individual, and family trauma, intergenerational trauma, mental health, the implications of ex-offender reentry on families, family stress and conflict, and intimate relationship dynamics.