T'Airra Belcher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

T'Airra Belcher, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University
  • M.S.Ed. in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health, Old Dominion University
  • B.A. in Psychology, James Madison University

Research interests

  • Culturally Competent Counseling and Supervision
  • LGBT Affirmative Counseling
  • Multicultural Considerations on Development

Career highlights

  • Past President, LCA’s Louisiana Counselor Education and Supervision Division
  • Recipient of College “Excellence in Service” Award, 2021
  • Loyola University New Orleans, L.O.V.E. Organization, Inez Beverly Prosser Award, 2021

Recent publications/projects

Vajda, A., Belcher, T., Borden, N., Rivas, F. (2022). In  Johnson, K. (Eds.)., Sparkman-Key, N.M. (Eds.)., Meca, A. (Eds.) & Tarver, S.Z.(Eds.), Developing anti-racist practices in the helping professions: Inclusive theory, pedagogy, and application.

Johnson, K.F., Belcher, T.W., Zimmerman, B., & Franklin, J. (2020). Interprofessional partnerships involving school counselors for children with special needs: A broad-based systematic review using the PRISMA framework. Support for Learning, 32(1), 43-67. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9604.12285

Lund, S., & Belcher, T. (2020). Sexual Disorders and Gender Dysphoria. In Scott, D.A. (Eds.), & Scott, M.G. (Eds.), Psychopathology: A case-based approach.


Dr. T’Airra Belcher is an assistant professor of counselor education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. They are the Spring 2024 recipient of the Charles P. Ruch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Curriculum Vitae