Verletta Saxon | TBBH Fellowship | SIU

Southern Illinois University



TBBH Fellowship

College of Education and Human Services

Verletta Saxon, Ph.D., CRC, LCPC, LPHA

Verletta Saxon

Dr. Verletta A. Saxon is the Assistant Crisis Director at Centerstone of Illinois where she specializes in crisis services management, zero suicide initiatives, suicide assessments, crisis stabilization, and psychiatric boarding. Dr. Saxon built her career on creating models for Community Based Emergency care for clients of all ages in crisis and emphasizing the importance of hope in life. Dr. Saxon is a graduate of the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she earned her doctoral degree in rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Saxon is a published author who has appeared on national television and presented at research conferences on various subjects including suicide prevention, crisis assessments, community support, protective factors, and hope for the future.