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)
  • A.S., Psychology (Southwestern A/G University)
  • A.A., Bible (Southwestern A/G University)
  • A.A., Early Childhood Education (Bildungsanstalt für Kindergarten Pädagogik, Austria)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, Virginia)
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC, Virginia)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC, National Board of Certified Counselors)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Andreas Bienert is a full-time online faculty member. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia, and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

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 in clinical mental health has led him to a number of 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.

Bienert serves as a steering committee 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. Dr. Bienert is also part of a cross-cultural training team, which has led him to consultation and teaching efforts in Ukraine, and he continues to supervise students cross-culturally throughout their clinical training program.

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

Publications
  • Bienert, A. (2017). Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Вісник Київського інституту бізнесу та технологій [ Journal of Kyiv Institute of Business and Technologies], 2 (33).