Dr. Reed has worked for over 20 years in the Community Mental Health Counseling field. She is Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Addictions Counselor II (CACII), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and QPR Gatekeeper Trainer. She has worked in the field in a variety of settings. Dr. Reed has been on the Leadership team and serves as President for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Columbus, GA affiliate since 2015.
Dr. Reed is currently an Assistant Professor in the Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Interpreter Training Program (CRIT) at Troy University. She serves in several leadership positions including the Clinical Director for the CRIT Division. She has also served as the Faculty Advisor and currently serves as the Co-Faculty Advisor for Chi Sigma Iota. She serves on numerous University, College, and Department committees including the University Mental Health Wellness Taskforce. She and her colleagues received a state-funded grant in Suicide Prevention in Higher Education for four consecutive years. The grant allowed her, and her two colleagues, to provide education to increase awareness and prevention of suicide among university faculty, staff, and students. Events, Webinars, and an Annual Suicide Prevention Conference have been held for the last three years. She has presented this work and her other research interests, including Counselor Preparation, at numerous national, regional, and state conferences as well as published in Peer-reviewed Journals.