Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Virginia
M.A., Community Counseling, Slippery Rock University
B.S., Communications/Business, Grove City College
Student Affairs and College Counseling Program Coordinator
Faculty Member at Youngstown State University since 2009
Scholarly Achievements and Awards (selected)
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 2007
Curry Trustee Fellowship Award, University of Virginia, 2005
Research Interests (selected)
Child and Adolescent Treatments
Quantitative Research in Counseling
Residential & Prison Mental Health Treatment
Advocacy and Social Justice
Professional Service (selected)
President, Jefferson Counselors Association - Virginia, (2005-2006).
Membership Director, Virginia Clinical Counselors Association, (2004-2005).
Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
Counseling Children & Adolescents
Research in Counseling
Counseling Experience (selected)
Counselor, Clinical Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervising (LPCC-S) - Ohio
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Virginia
Recent Publications (Selected)
Paylo, M. (2009). Research and sampling section. In American Counseling Association's Encyclopedia of Counseling. ACA. Alexandra, VA.
Lopez-Baez, S. I., & Paylo, M. (2009). Social justice advocacy: Community collaboration and systems advocacy. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87, 276-283.
Manis, A., Brown, S., & Paylo, M. (2008). The helping professional as an advocate (pp. 23-44). In J. Carlson and C. M. Ellis (Eds.). Cross cultural awareness and social justice in counseling. New York: Routledge Press.
Paylo, M. (2007). Characteristics of counselors that advocate for clients. (Doctoral Dissertation. University of Virginia. 2007). AAT 3260661. 172.
Paylo, M. (2005). Helping families search for solution: Working with adolescents. Family Journal, 13, 456-458.