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Nancy L. Badger, Ph.D. HSPP She/her/hers
Associate Director of Operations, Training Director
Kent State University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology
Dr. Badger uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy. She also considers the origin of issues including culture, family, and other societal influences.
Dr. Badger enjoys working with victims of power based violence, women's issues and people with disabilities.
Dr. Badger is almost totally blind and uses a Guide Dog for mobility. She enjoys camping, reading, and being with friends and family. As a professional with a disability, her practice is informed by the resilience she possesses, and by the compassionate way she challenges students to succeed.
Crystal Cordes, Ph.D. She/her/hers
Assistant Director of Operations, Outreach, and Campus Engagement
Purdue University; Counseling Psychology
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Process
LGBTQ+ and Racial Minority Populations, Women's Issues, Trauma, and Anger Management
I have a dog named Gianni that I love to spend time with and I am a Purdue alum who loves art, travel, and March Madness.
Christopher Hanes, Ph.D. HSPP He/him/his
Indiana University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology, minor in Family Psychology
Psychodynamic; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Anxiety; Community based intervention and outreach; Supervision and Training; Student Veterans; Program Evaluation
I spend my free time with family, running, watching sports, and supporting all things Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kyle Kittleson, Psy.D. HSPP He/him/his
Associate Director of Operations, Clinical Services Director
Roosevelt University (PsyD); Clinical Psychology
Liasison Relationships: LGBTQ Center
Psychodynamic; Interpersonal Process; Cognitive-Behavioral
Gender and sexual identity development, LGBTQIA+ concerns, substance use, mood disorders, supervision and training, suicidality.
Rawan Atari-Khan, Ph.D. She/her/hers
Ball State University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology
Integration of Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Feminist approaches
Ethnic, racial, and sexual identity development, trauma-related disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns, grief and loss.
Tony Boberschmidt, M.S., LMHCA He/him/his
Butler University; School Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based Interventions, Psychodynamic
Substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, grief and bereavement
Maime Butler, Ph.D. They/them/theirs
Staff Therapist/Liaison to the Black and African American Student Community
Western Michigan University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology
Social justice/Equity/Multi cultural lens, Relational Cultural Theory; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness; Self compassion
Race-based trauma and stress; Racial, gender, and sexual identity; Queer, Trans, and Gender expansive issues; Trauma; Moodrelated and anxiety disorders; Holistic practices; Nonreligious spirituality; Firstgeneration college students; Training; Outreach, and Workshop facilitation.
I am a California being who loves nature and earth. I am trained in Liberation Reiki and enjoy daily meditation. I love reading afrofuturism books, listening to podcasts, watching scary movies, traveling, and spending time with my loving friends.
Tanisia Crowder, LCSW She/her/hers
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (MSW); Social Work
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength Based, Acceptance and Commitment and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Women's issues, Self-esteem and Self-worth.
I enjoy time with family/friends and my dog, reading, dancing and listening to music.
Chase Dudine, M.S., LMHC He/him/his
Indiana State University (M.S.); Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Humanistic, integrated with strengths-based and mindfulness approaches
Depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; grief and loss; crisis intervention; stress management; anger management; group therapy; and video games and mental health
I enjoy the Baltimore Ravens, video games, and trying new things. I was born three months premature and I enjoy helping students connect with themselves and their environment.
Bethany Foerg, M.A., LMFT She/her/hers
Purdue University Fort Wayne (M.A.); Couples and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential, Existential/humanistic, Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotional intelligence and regulation, assertiveness, therapeutic lifestyle change, healthy relationships
I am a nature lover and bird watcher. In my free time I enjoy camping and hiking and I am a kayaking enthusiast. I also consider myself to be a movie buff!
Andrea Gerke, Psy.D. She/her/hers
Alliant International University (California School of Professional Psychology) (PsyD); Clinical Psychology
Integration of Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral and Multicultural Approaches
Intersecting Identities, Multiculturalism, Family of Origin Concerns; Grief and Loss, Relationship Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, Building Resiliency, and Life Transitions/Adjustment.
Jennifer Justice, MSW She/her/hers
Staff Therapist/ Care Manager
Ball State University; Social Work
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Anxiety, depression, stress, crisis intervention, childhood trauma, women's issues, and advocacy.
I enjoy going on long walks, playing tennis, traveling, cooking, and thrift/vintage shopping. I also love animals and anything coffee related.
Michelle Lehman, M.S.W., LCSW She/her/hers
Indiana University, Indianapolis (MSW); Social Work
Integrative approach of Humanistic Approach; Strengths Based Perspective; Systems Theory; Cognitive Behavioral
Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression; self-esteem and self-worth; grief and loss; stress management; life transition/development; crisis intervention and relationship issues
Yuzhu Lu, M.S. Ed She/her/hers
Indiana University, Bloomington (M.S.Ed); Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education
Humanistic and Existential approach, Strength based approach, Narrative therapy and Mindfulness based interventions
Multicultural adjustment, life adjustment and transition for international students, assertiveness and interpersonal boundaries, anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery.
- Can offer therapy in Mandarin Chinese
I love singing, taking long walks and having conversation with close friends and family. I grew up watching Ghibli studio animated movies (first one is Spirited Away) and still have a very special space for them in my heart.
Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, M.S.W., LCSW He/him/his
Cognitive behavioral therapy; strengths perspective; systems theory; interpersonal communication skill building
Crisis management; adjustment to changes in employment and related circumstances; career counseling; identification of community and Internet resources; communication skills training; anxiety and mood disorder interventions; panic disorder and recovery from trauma; ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder; and other school related difficulties. Therapy that is sensitive to spiritual issues will be provided upon request
Apoorva Menon MS, LMFT She/her/hers
University of Wisconsin (M.S.); Marriage and Family Therapy
I use an eclectic approach to therapy and healing drawing from Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Person-Centered, Family Systems therapy, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness-based and Holistic modalities as well as Strength-based therapy and Multicultural counseling to name a few.
Family and Intergenerational Family problems and trauma, Multicultural concerns, Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment difficulties, Life-Cycle Transitional struggles, Grief and Bereavement, and Existential questioning.
Fun fact about me is that I enjoy reading and take much delight in steaming cups of tea.
Jennifer Morales, M.A., LMHC She/her/hers
Argosy University (M.A.); Mental Health Counseling
Integrated Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Humanistic foundation focused on relationship building and unconditional acceptance. CBT to work on negative core beliefs and stabilizing emotional balance to improve decision making.
Family of Origin/Generational Trauma, Substance Use, Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues/Experiences, Deconstruction of Social Constructs, Multicultural Identity, SBNR (Spiritual but Not Religious), Crisis Work
I am a proud mom and dog mom, interested in animal-assisted therapy and training and enjoy family oriented activities.
Theresa Nutten, Ph.D. She/her/hers
Lead Staff Therapist/Website and Social Media Coordinator
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Relational-Cultural Therapy through a multicultural lens
Multiculturally sensitive, social justice oriented, and affirming care around diverse identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, religion and spiritual, gender, socioeconomic, and ability). Specializations include identity development concerns for all areas of dimensions listed above; mood and anxiety related disorders; grief and trauma; interpersonal and relational concerns; phase of life; and self-care management.
I enjoy making homemade greeting cards, performing one woman re-enactments of my favorite musicals, spending quality time with family and friends, and cuddling with my cats.
Andrew O'Neall, Psy.D., HSPP He/him/his
University of Indianapolis (PsyD); Clinical Psychology
Liasison Relationships: Black Cultural Center and Veterans Success Center
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness, Couple and other Relationship Therapy; Psychological Triage
Inclusive perspectives first and foremost in working with individuals from all backgrounds, Talk therapy from integrative perspectives, Logical positivist perspectives on individual functioning, Identity development, Nonjudgmental awareness, Mindfulness as a set of practices beyond talking about problems and self, Values based interventions including discussion of perspectives such as individual experiences and contexts, faith, and other personal values or beliefs. Trauma recovery, Health psychology, Sports and performance psychology
Brae Salmond, MA, LMHC He/him/his
Marymount University (M.A.); Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Person Centered integrated with Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, and skills building
Racial, Gender and sexual identity, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Couples therapy.
Horror is one of my favorite movie genres, pizza makes me happy, and I'm a big kid at heart.
Margot Schuerman, Psy.D. HSPP She/her/hers
Lead Staff Therapist/Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Coordinator
Pacific University, Oregon (PsyD); Clinical Psychology
Integration of interpersonal, humanistic, gestalt, mindfulness, third-wave CBT, and multicultural approaches
Substance use; trauma; mood and anxiety disorders; distress tolerance and emotion regulation; grief and loss; nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), mindfulness and spirituality; positive psychology; diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism; international students, third culture students; graduate students; nontraditional students; supervision and training; group therapy.
- Can offer therapy in Dutch, Thai
I can offer therapy in English, Dutch, or Thai. I have lived in four different continents and love to immerse myself in different cultures. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in my community garden, creating watercolor paintings, experimenting with new recipes, and having relaxed conversations with my cats.
Doug Spiker, Ph.D. He/him/his
Lead Staff Therapist/Group Coordinator
University of Kentucky (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology
Psychodynamic; Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mood and anxiety disorders; couples/romantic relationship concerns; family-of-origin; trauma; men and masculinity concerns; LGBTQ+ issues; first-generation and non-traditional students; graduate students; grief and loss; personality disorders
I enjoy time with friends and family, playing video games, reading horror/sci-fi/ fantasy, and playing board games.
Cheryl Stampley, Ph.D. LCSW, RN (Retired) She/her/hers
Loyola University of Chicago (Ph.D., MSW); Social Work
Psychodynamic/epi genetic approaches; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Self Psychology, Couples Therapy/Family Systems; Bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual assessments;
Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC She/her/hers
Illinois State University (M.S.); Counseling Psychology
Integrative approach of Psychodynamic; Interpersonal; Cognitive Behavioral
Sexual abuse and sexual assault recovery; domestic violence with victims and abusers; substance abuse; mood disorders – depression and anxiety; women’s issues with a focus on using motivational interviewing and strength identification and enhancement
Karen Westfall Collier, MSW, LCSW She/her/hers
Staff Therapist/Care Manager
CBT, strengths perspective, Family Systems, solution focused
Families and Children, stress and anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, women's issues, social justice and advocacy
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and pets. I also enjoy reading, being outside, and walking.
Kamri Williams, MSW, LCSW She/her/hers
Indiana University Purdue University; Masters of Social Work
Empowerment Theory, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness and Strength Based Approach.
Anxiety, Depression, Boundaries, Stress Management, and Relationship Difficulties.
I enjoy watching home renovation shows, having game nights with my family, eating at restaurants, and traveling. I am a therapist and entrepreneur.
Drew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP He/him/his
Lead Staff Therapist/Practicum Training Coordinator
Indiana University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology
Humanist, CBT, and ACT.
Grad student issues, trauma, substance use, and video game addiction.
Nazeer "Naz" T. Zerka II, M.S.W., LCSW He/him/his
Grand Valley State University (MSW); Social Work
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), strengths based, and solutions focused therapies, while also understanding the systems that exist in leading the student to my office. I also emphasize a strong bond and safe place to talk with every student.
I love working with my fellow students of Color and student athletes BUT working with folks on the Autism spectrum is my number one interest.
Yixun Zhu Ph.D. He/him/his
Louisiana Tech University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology
Humanistic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based Interventions
Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Boundary issues, Phase of Life Problems, Firstgen College Student College Adjustment, International Student Cross Cultural Adjustment, Romantic relationship concerns
- Can offer therapy in Mandarin, Japanese
I speak Mandarin and Japanese and serve as a liaison with The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC). In my free time, I practice Kendo and serve as an advisor for Purdue Kendo Club.
John R. Thompson, M.D. He/him/his
Indiana University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric
Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; consultation; and ADHD
Julianna Troy, M.D., M.P.H. She/her/hers
Tulane University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral; Interpersonal; Existential
Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and ADHD
Mark Reef, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Indiana University School of Nursing
Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral
Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and ADHD
Erin E. Perry, RN, MSN, FNP-BC She/her/hers
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatrics; Pulmonary Pediatrics; family centered care; advocacy; diverse populations; patient health and wellness education; and family relationships
Molly Stephens She/her/hers
Kade Martineau, M.A. He/him/his
Psychology Doctoral Intern
The Wright Institute ; Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Psychodynamic
Social Anxiety; Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Emotional and Interpersonal Issues; Phobias
I enjoy staying active playing basketball, pickleball, tennis, and other sports. I also enjoy relaxing by streaming the latest show or playing video games.
Alvin Phua, MA He/him/his
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Clinical Psychology
Psychodynamic; Person Centered Therapy; Solution Focus; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
International students; Asian Americans; first generation college students; ADHD; spirituality; depression; anxiety; relationship issues
- Can offer therapy in Mandarin
I love nature and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Laura Andrea Santos, MS She/Her/Hers
Albizu University; Clinical Psychology
Narrative Theoretical Model; Strengths Based Interventions; Couples Therapy and Affirmative Theoretical Frameworks
LGBT+ issues; Women experiences; Feminism; Advocacy
- Can offer therapy in Spanish
I can offer services in Spanish. I am from Puerto Rico. I enjoy to bake, cook and watch movies.
Andrea Jimenez She/her/hers
Pre-Doctoral Practicum Student
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology
Anxiety, depression, cultural diversity, relationship and family concerns, interpersonal difficulties, and intersectionality
In my free time, I enjoy going on adventures with my dog and/or family, especially hiking and camping. I also like going to coffee shops with friends (or a book), painting, and running.
Muzi Nina Li, M.S. She/her/hers
Narrative therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy(CBT), humanistic, system, and feministic theory
trauma, interpersonal relationship, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ issues, international student concerns
I enjoy cooking, baking, making tea and coffee.
Jessica Perez She/her/hers
Psychodynamic, Integrative, Humanistic
1st generation students, non-traditional student, foster care youth/alumni, Latinx psychology, mood disorders, family and marriage counseling, resiliency
I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and am out here in the Midwest for my doctoral program. I am super passionate about foster youth/alumni and did undergraduate research on them. I am an alumni of the Ronald E. McNair's Scholar's Program. I love trying new foods and playing with my newly adopted kitten. I love ramen, sushi, and tacos and am always looking to find new food spots.
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