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Pensiri N. Oden

  • Instructor
    Clinical M. H. Counseling

Pensiri Kongkaw-Oden, known by friends and family as Nuk, is a faculty member in the department of Psychology and Counseling at Gannon University. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies and TESOL from Houghton University. She is currently pursuing her PhD. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. Having grown up in both Thailand and Texas, she considers herself a third-culture kid (TCK). She serves as a consultant of the TCK Holistic Care Project, an international, interdisciplinary group dedicated to developing evidence-based assessments and curriculum to provide the best support for TCKs. Nuk is passionate about facilitating more representation in the counseling field and bridging cultural gaps that make mental health services difficult to access. Her research interests include trauma, compassion, multicultural competencies, transracial adoption, and intersectionality. Her hobbies include board games, escape rooms, and enjoying a nice walk at Presque Isle in Erie.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY State)

National Certified Counselor (NCC) 

GCOU 648: Counseling Strategies & Techniques
GCOU 667: Crisis and Disaster Counseling
GCOU 608: Human Development Throughout the Lifespan
COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques
COUN558: Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
CES757: Complex Trauma, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking
CNS 509: Integration of the Theory and Practice of Christian Counseling

Chi Sigma Iota 

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD)

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Chi Sigma Iota- International Counseling Honor Society (CSI)

American Mental Health Counselors’ Association (AMHCA)


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Phone: 814-871-+1 8148715875
Office: PC 2235

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