Dr. Kress is the director of the Clinical, Mental Health, and Addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University.
She served as a governor appointed member of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has been the recipient of numerous awards during her career, most of which are related to her leadership, advocacy and mentorship initiatives. She received the CACREP award for excellence in advocacy, the Ohio counseling association awards for counselor of the year. She is past president of Chi Sigma Iota International, and the Ohio Counseling Association. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has co-authored five books on counseling, both adults and children.