Bria G. Stare

Assistant Professor
COED 238


Dr. Bria G. Stare (she/they) is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before teaching, she counseled adult and adolescent clients in community, residential, and inpatient settings in north Texas. Bria’s research interests include mental health needs of incarcerated populations and prison abolition; resisting carceral practices in counseling and education; and intersections of critical theory, humanism, and mental health. They are a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) in North Carolina.


Ph.D.- University of North Texas, December 2016, Counseling
M.Ed.- University of North Texas, May 2011, Counseling, Community Mental Health
B.S.- University of Missouri, August 2006, English

Area(s) of Interest and Research

  • Culturally responsive trauma and addictions counseling
  • Systemic barriers to counseling and healthcare
  • LGBTQ identity and disability counseling