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Hinkelman, Lisa

Lisa M. Hinkelman Ruling Our Experiences

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Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is the Founder and Director of Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc., a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that delivers evidence-based empowerment programming to girls ( Started in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, ROX has grown to a regionally operated organization with thousands of participants in urban, suburban, rural, and parochial schools. ROX is focused on equipping girls with the information and skills necessary to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.


Hinkelman has spent years working with girls, parents, and educators in both educational and counseling settings and has been aggressively researching the experiences of diverse girls for the past seven years. She consults regularly for schools, organizations, and agencies on the critical issues impacting girls, bullying and relational aggression, child abuse and violence prevention, and other social, emotional, safety, and mental health issues facing students and schools. As a licensed professional counselor, Dr. Hinkelman also operates Equip Your Mind, LLC, a counseling, consulting, research and evaluation practice in Columbus, Ohio (


Dr. Hinkelman is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she earned her degrees in Psychology and Education. She additionally earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University. She completed training in mental health counseling and school counseling and has served on the Counselor Education faculty at The Ohio State University since 2004 where she continues to teach Counseling Children and Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling. She has authored numerous publications, book chapters, articles, and educational curricula on topics including: self- esteem development, motivational interviewing, sexual violence prevention, career exploration, and study skills. Hinkelman can be reached at 614-488-8600.