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Nancy L. Badger, Ph.D. HSPP She/her/hers

Associate Director of Operations, Training Director

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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.

Additional Information:

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.

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Crystal Cordes, Ph.D. She/her/hers

Assistant Director of Operations, Outreach, and Campus Engagement

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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.

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Christopher Hanes, Ph.D. HSPP He/him/his

Senior Director

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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.

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Kyle Kittleson, Psy.D. HSPP He/him/his

Associate Director of Operations, Clinical Services Director

[email protected]

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.

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Rawan Atari-Khan, Ph.D. She/her/hers

Staff Therapist

[email protected]

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.

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Tony Boberschmidt, M.S., LMHCA He/him/his

[email protected]

Butler University; School Counseling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based Interventions, Psychodynamic

Substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, grief and bereavement

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Maime Butler, Ph.D. They/them/theirs

Staff Therapist/Liaison to the Black and African American Student Community

[email protected]

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.

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Tanisia Crowder, LCSW She/her/hers

Contract Therapist

[email protected]

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.

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Chase Dudine, M.S., LMHC He/him/his

[email protected]

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.

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Bethany Foerg, M.A., LMFT She/her/hers

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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!

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Andrea Gerke, Psy.D. She/her/hers

[email protected]

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.

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Jennifer Justice, MSW She/her/hers

Staff Therapist/ Care Manager

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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.

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Michelle Lehman, M.S.W., LCSW She/her/hers

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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.

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.

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Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, M.S.W., LCSW He/him/his

[email protected]

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

purdue counseling psychology faculty

Apoorva Menon MS, LMFT She/her/hers

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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.

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Jennifer Morales, M.A., LMHC She/her/hers

[email protected]

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.

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Theresa Nutten, Ph.D. She/her/hers

Lead Staff Therapist/Website and Social Media Coordinator

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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.

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Andrew O'Neall, Psy.D., HSPP He/him/his

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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

[email protected]

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.

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Margot Schuerman, Psy.D. HSPP She/her/hers

Lead Staff Therapist/Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Coordinator

[email protected]

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.

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.

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Doug Spiker, Ph.D. He/him/his

Lead Staff Therapist/Group Coordinator

[email protected]

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.

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Cheryl Stampley, Ph.D. LCSW, RN (Retired) She/her/hers

[email protected]

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;

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Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC She/her/hers

[email protected]

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

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Karen Westfall Collier, MSW, LCSW She/her/hers

Staff Therapist/Care Manager

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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.

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Drew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP He/him/his

Lead Staff Therapist/Practicum Training Coordinator

[email protected]

Indiana University (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology

Humanist, CBT, and ACT.

Grad student issues, trauma, substance use, and video game addiction.

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Nazeer "Naz" T. Zerka II, M.S.W., LCSW He/him/his

[email protected]

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.

purdue counseling psychology faculty

Yixun Zhu Ph.D. He/him/his

[email protected]

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

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

Staff Psychiatrist

Indiana University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric

Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral

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


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

Childhood development

Pediatrics; Pulmonary Pediatrics; family centered care; advocacy; diverse populations; patient health and wellness education; and family relationships

Molly Stephens She/her/hers

Referral Coordinator

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Kade Martineau, M.A. He/him/his

Psychology Doctoral Intern

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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

[email protected]

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

I love nature and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Laura Andrea Santos, MS She/Her/Hers

[email protected]

Albizu University; Clinical Psychology

Narrative Theoretical Model; Strengths Based Interventions; Couples Therapy and Affirmative Theoretical Frameworks

LGBT+ issues; Women experiences; Feminism; Advocacy

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

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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

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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

[email protected]

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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