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Galaxina Wright, Ph.D., NCC

Galaxina Wright
Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty, Department of Counseling
(954) 262-5608
Office: Maltz 2048A


  • Ph.D. University of Central Florida
  • M.A. Regent University
  • B.S. Old Dominion University

Professional Interests

Galaxina G. Wright, Ph.D. is a registered mental health counseling intern (RMHCI; FL), and a national certified counselor (NCC). Dr. Wright’s primary research focus is exploring career development barriers among historically marginalized populations (e.g., BIPOC populations, low socioeconomic status communities, individuals living with disabilities, LGTBQ+ populations, etc.). Currently, she serves as the primary investigator for an empirical research study evaluating the impact of Project P.A.T.H. (Paving Access to Hope), where her research team partnered with the FLITE Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is providing a job search curriculum to unemployed youth transitioning from the foster care system. Dr. Wright’s secondary interest surrounds school-based mental health counseling interventions and their impact on children overtime. Dr. Wright’s research interests are inspired by common barriers she’s observed individuals enduring while working as a former social worker and career counselor. Her work has been published in several journals including the Career Development Quarterly, the Professional School Counselor, and the Journal of Child & Adolescent Counseling.

Regarding her clinical experience, Dr. Wright has practiced counseling in a variety of settings including college career counseling centers, non-profit career counseling, private practice, and after-school programs. Currently, with her earned master’s degree in Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy, she primarily works with children and adolescents within communities of color utilizing narrative therapy techniques. Dr. Wright also carries a background providing clinical supervision and conducting research for school-based mental health therapy interventions within elementary schools.

Finally, in terms of service, Dr. Wright has served in many leadership roles within the counseling profession and continually works on developing her leadership skills. She currently serves as the 2023-2024 President of the Florida Career Development Association (FCDA) and 2023-2024 Co-Chair of the Career Interest Network (CIN), a subcommittee of the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES). She is also an active member of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA) and National Career Development Association (NCDA). Dr. Wright was selected to NCDA’s 2023 Counselor Educator Academy (CEA) cohort, a program targeted to develop lead educators in the career course. She was also selected for the 2023-2024 ACES Leadership Academy cohort, a program designed to develop and equip counselor educators for national leadership positions.

News and Events

  • Jan 2024: QOL Aiding Foster Youth in Developing Skills to Secure Career Positions LINK
  • July 2023: Featured in Research Highlights reported by the College of Psychology. 
  • July 2023: Elected as the President of the Florida Career Development Association (FCDA), a division of Florida Counseling Association (FCA) 
  • June 2023: Awarded 2023 ACES Research and Practice Grant Project for research study entitled, Exploring the Impact of Academic Job Search Among Doctoral Candidates. (IRB: 2022-492-NSU)
  • May 2023: Awarded NSU College of Psychology’s 2023-2024 Professional Development Award for Scholarship for research study entitled, Career Counseling with Foster Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood Using a Psychoeducation Group Counseling Approach (IRB: 2023-381)
  • May 2023: Awarded NSU’s FY24 Quality of Life Grant for research study entitled, Career Counseling with Foster Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood Using a Psychoeducation Group Counseling Approach (IRB: 2023-381)
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