SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Behavioral Sciences


Pearlene Breshears
Pearlene Breshears
Pearlene Breshears
Assistant Professor of Psychology / Counselor
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, 213 Gott Educational Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Position: Full Time Counselor.

Why do you enjoy being at SBU? Although I've enjoyed every age group I've worked with, my passion at this time is college  students.  I enjoy working with them as they process who they are, where they are going and how things are affecting them.   Since I thoroughly enjoyed my years at Southwest Baptist and appreciated the support of particular faculty and staff, it is an honor to attempt to offer the same kind of support to the students of today.  It is also a blessing to be in a Christian institution where I am free to integrate faith in my counseling."

Educational and Professional Background: Breshears graduated from SBU (SWBC then) in 1976 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education.  She taught at Buffalo for four years, and Bolivar for six years, while working on a Master in Guidance and Counseling degree at SMS.   

Breshears served as K-12 Counselor at Humansville from 1986 to 1990 before coming to SBU as a half-time counselor and half-time teacher.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and National Certified School Counselor (NCSC).  She is presently serves on the Southwest Missouri School Counselor's Governing Board as Treasurer.

Faith Dedications: Breshears and her husband are members of the First Baptist Church in Bolivar, Missouri. Breshears sings in the choir and is active in the drama group.