Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Andreas Bienert

Meet Dr. Andreas Bienert

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University)
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Regent University)
  • B.A., Counseling Ministries (Southwestern A/G University)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, Virginia)
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP, Virginia)
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC, Virginia)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC, National Board of Certified Counselors)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Andreas Bienert is the Director of the Substance Use Disorders Counseling Emphasis within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, and a full-time online faculty member. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia, and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Dr. Bienert has worked in the mental health field since 2005. He is recognized for his work within inpatient and outpatient levels of care with individuals struggling to recover from addiction and trauma, and has worked with children, adolescents, adults, in addition to couples and families. This experience has also led him to pursue further training and expertise, including neurofeedback and EMDR.

As a native of Austria, Bienert grew up in a country that has deep roots in psychological theory. His bi-cultural background and focus on clinical mental health and addiction has led him to several volunteer opportunities and leadership roles. As an Austrian with professional experiences and associations in the United States and Europe, Bienert brings a broad and rich cultural sensitivity to the counseling and other mental health fields. He carries a strong vision that includes the development of counseling services and access to counselor education and professional supervision in countries where these services are still in early developmental stages.

Dr. Bienert serves as an Advisory Council member of the International Registry of Counselor Education and Related Educational Programs (IRCEP), where he contributes to quality assurance efforts within International Counselor Education programs.

Bienert holds memberships in the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, American Counseling Association, National Association for Addiction Professionals, Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals, and the Virginia Counselor Association.