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Rebecca (Hage) Thomley '81 '83
Clinical psychologist

Rebecca Hage Thomley '81 '83

Among other things, Rebecca Hage Thomley '81 '83 is a licensed clinical psychologist, business owner and disaster relief activist.

Licensed clinical psychologist Rebecca Hage Thomley '81 '83 has made her mark as a business owner, consultant and disaster-relief coordinator.

The president and CEO of Orion Associates was named 2012 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Women in Business Owners (NAWBO). The 10-million strong NAWBO represents issues of concern for women-owned businesses at the national, state and local levels.

Orion Associates is a Twin Cities-based management services company that works with for-profit and non-profit human services organizations.

Thomley's St. Cloud State degrees are a bachelor's in psychology and a master's in counseling.

She earned a master's in organizational management from Concordia University, St. Paul, and a doctorate in psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities. She's working on a master of public health degree at Tulane University.

She is a certified rehabilitation counselor, a licensed psychologist, a member of the National Association of Clinical Hypnosis, a member of the American Red Cross Stress Team, a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Thomley also is the Minnesota Disaster Response Representative for the American Psychological Association and was the President of the Minnesota Psychological Association in 2010.

As a clinical psychologist she specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder, disaster response, sexual abuse, women’s issues, diagnostics, neuropsychology, minorities, people with AIDS and crisis intervention.

In 2005, Rebecca founded Headwaters Relief Organization (HRO), a non-profit disaster relief organization. In November 2012, HRO volunteers served victims of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J.

Visit the Department of Psychology website and the Department of Counseling and Community Psychology website.

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