Meet the Staff

The UCC is staffed by licensed psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatry staff. We are professionally trained in a number of areas of expertise to help students through personal transitions and adjustments associated with college life. We are dedicated to helping students with any problem or concern that may require professional psychological assistance.

Senior Counseling Staff


Christine G. Conway, Ph.D., HSPP

Christine Conway

Director 

 

 

  • Degree: University of Notre Dame, 1986, Counseling Psychology
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20040173A
  • Professional Memberships: Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, American Psychological Association (Division 17)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: College student development, health & wellness, sexual assault prevention & treatment, substance abuse prevention, and mindfulness & meditation
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach incorporating cognitive-behavioral, relational, mindfulness and systems perspectives
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking (and eating), gardening, knitting, and traveling to new places

Amy Spanopoulos, MSW, LCSW, LCAC 
Associate Director, Coordinator of Clinical Services, Staff Social Worker & Substance Abuse Specialist 

Amy Spanopoulos
  • Degree: Indiana University School of Social Work, 2000
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services, Concurrent Assistant Professional Specialist, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #34004776A, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) #8700295A, EMDT certified
  • Area of Responsibility: Concentration Area supervisor/ Substance Abuse Services
  • *Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Mental health and addictions assessment and treatment, treatment for adjustment, anxiety, depression, trauma and substance abuse disorders
  • Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Theory, utilization of feedback informed treatment practices, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing and EMDR
  • Personal Interests: Landscaping our property, running, reading, watching movies, playing with my children, spending time with family, and caring for our animals

 

 


Maureen A. Lafferty, Ed.D., HSPP
Associate Director for Training & Staff Psychologist  

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  • Degree: West Virginia University, 1991, Counseling Psychology
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: Concurrent Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20040757A
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 35, 44), Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: trauma and abuse recovery; gender and sexual identity issues; supervision and training
  • Theoretical Orientation: integrative approach incorporating self psychology, feminist therapy, humanistic and cognitive-behavioral perspectives.
  • Personal Interests: singing and listening to music; reading; movies; gardening; spending time near water and/or at home with my partner and our furry family

 

 

 


Peter W. Barnes, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Psychologist

Peter Barnes
  • Degree: University of Memphis, 2003, Counseling Psychology
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: UCC Webmaster, Concurrent Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20042203A
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (Division 51, Men & Masculinity); Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies; depression; anxiety; stress management; men’s issues; multicultural issues; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues
  • Theoretical Orientation: primarily cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and mindfulness-based approaches, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and integrating a variety of other theoretical elements as appropriate
  • Personal Interests: spending time with my wife, son, and daughter, bass guitarist for the Phineas Gage, LSU and New Orleans Saints football, traveling, movies, cooking (especially New Orleans cuisine), and reading

 

Josephine Dickinson

Josephine Dickinson, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Psychologist

  • Degree: The University of Akron, 2007, Counseling Psychology
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: Concurrent Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20042312A
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (Divisions 17 and 35)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: women’s issues; gender and sexual identity issues; multicultural counseling; trauma recovery; substance abuse treatment; family of origin; psychological assessment; outreach and consultation; supervision and training
  • Theoretical Orientation: integrative approach incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, feminist, and multicultural perspectives
  • Personal Interests: reading and writing poetry, spending time with my sister, volunteering in the community
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Caprice Mottley MSW, LLMSW (Michigan), LSW (pending Indiana)

Clinical Specialist- Embedded in Athletics 

  • Degree: Masters in Social Work, 2018, Andrews University 
  • License/Certifications: Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW- Michigan) #6801103654, Licensed Social Worker (LSW-pending Indiana) NA
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Sports and exercise performance/enhancement, post injury adjustment, multicultural based challenges-microaggressions, colorism/texturism, people of color in the workplace, invisible illness, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based therapies, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, spiritual exploration 
  • Theoretical Orientation:Integrated approach drawing upon aspects of the biopsychosocial model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), integrating strength-based perspectives as well as psychodynamic therapy approaches
  • Personal Interests: Weightlifting/fitness training, playing and watching basketball, football and soccer; advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion, race relations, guitar playing/music, fashion and makeup aesthetics

 

Joey Ramaeker

Joey Ramaeker, Ph.D., HSPP
Assistant Director of the UCC and Sport Psychology Program Director

  • Degree: University of North Texas, 2016, Counseling Psychology (Specialization in Sport and Exercise Psychology)
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20043237B
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: Counseling and Sport Psychologist Embedded In Athletics
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (Division 51, Men & Masculinity; Division 47, Sport, Exercise & Performance; Division 17, Counseling Psychology); Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Sport and performance psychology; disordered eating; body image concerns; men’s issues; trauma; depression and anxiety; self-compassion; relationships; adjustment issues
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, primarily drawing from relational, humanistic, and mindfulness-based approaches
  • Personal Interests: Connecting with family and friends; attending athletic events; listening to new music; reading; photography

 

Val Staples

Valerie Staples, MSW, LCSW
Staff Social Worker & Coordinator of Eating Disorder Services

  • Degree: Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, 1981
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: Coordinator of Eating Disorder Services, Concurrent Assistant Professional Specialist, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #34001833A
  • Professional Memberships: NASW, Academy for Eating Disorder Professionals, Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: eating disorders; body image; group therapy
  • Theoretical Orientation: integration of humanistic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral perspectives
  • Personal Interests: spending time at the beach or pool; reading; time with family and friends; travel
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Kate Uitti, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E
Staff Social Worker 

  • Degree: University of Michigan School of Social Work, 2013
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #34008234A
  • Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers, Infancy Onward
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Change and adjustment, attachment and relationship, trauma, stress/anxiety, mood, grief and loss, women’s issues, self-exploration and development, multicultural  perspectives, and student-athletes
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach incorporating psychodynamic, interpersonal, and humanistic perspectives as well as relational, mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral approaches
  • Personal Interests: Any time spent in nature is time well-spent; practicing yoga, playing volleyball, reading, hiking and running, gardening, travel and camping, playing with pups, family, and friends

Weiyang Xie

Weiyang Xie, Ph.D., HSPP 
Staff Psychologist

  • Degree: University of Minnesota, 2015, Counseling Psychology
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20043009A
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: multicultural counseling; bilingual therapy (English-Mandarin); counseling with immigrants and international students; applied positive psychology (e.g., resilience, well-being, strengths); mind-body connection; biofeedback therapy for anxiety and medical issues; depression; stress management; adjustment issues.
  • Theoretical Orientation: humanistic, strengths-based approach; mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy with an integration of other theoretical orientations
  • Personal Interests: Outdoor activities, e.g., skiing, playing tennis, and jogging around lake; playing ukulele; spending time with family and friends; traveling

Psychiatrist

Suhayl Nasr

Suhayl Nasr, MD
Psychiatrist

  • Degree/Training: American University of Beirut, Lebanon 1974; Psychiatry Residency Training: University of Rochester 1974-1977; Psychopharmacology Fellowship, University of Chicago 1977-1979
  • License/Certifications/Additional Titles: Licensed in Indiana and Illinois; Diplomate in General and Geriatric Psychiatry; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Notre Dame; Medical Director of Beacon Medical Group Behavioral Health, South Bend, IN
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychiatric Association, Society of Biological Psychiatry, American Medical Association
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: mood disorders; anxiety disorders; college mental health; psychopharmacology and nosology
  • Theoretical Orientation: BioPsychoSocial/Eclectic
  • Personal Interests: reading; travel; movies; music

Consulting Staff

Anna

Anna Uhran Wasierski, RD,CD
Consulting Nutritionist

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, 1993, Purdue University
  • License/Certifications/Additional Titles: Registered and Certified Dietitian
  • Professional Memberships: American Dietetics Association, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Group, Northern Indiana Dietetics Association
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: disordered eating; weight management; sports nutrition; general wellness
  • Personal Interests: scrapbooking; cooking; spending time with my husband and children

Adjunct Staff  (limited availability)


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Latrice Baxter, LMHC

 
  • Degree/Training: MA in Professional Counseling, Amridge University, 2012
  • License/Certifications/Additional Titles: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)  # 39003055A
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Change of Life Issues, Stress Management
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach utilizing solutions focused training, internal family systems, trauma informed yoga, and nutrition
  • Personal Interests: Sports - football and basketball, cooking, anime, home design and improvement

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Sandra Billie, Ph.D.

  • Degree/Training: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1998; sub-specialty in Child/Adolescent Psychology
  • License/Certifications/Additional Titles: Licensed Psychologist, Arkansas (98-24P); Out of State Healthcare Provider - Indiana, #CV2100151
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Pediatric disorders, evaluation of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, the relationship between physical illness and mental health, giftedness in children and mindfulness techniques
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach focusing on developmental issues, cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband, daughter and son (when he is home from Notre Dame), reading, kayakinh, hiking, yoga and playing with my dogs

Julie Coyle

Julie Coyle, MD
Psychiatrist

  • Degree/Training: Indiana University School of Medicine;Residency: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • License/Certifications/Additional Titles: licensed in Indiana and Michigan
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and the Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: major depression and chronic daydreaming.

Tanisia Crowder, LCSW

  • Degree: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work, 2011
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) # 34008229
  • Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: anxiety, depression, trauma and self-esteem issues
  • Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting, Trauma informed care and Solution Focused Approach
  • Personal Interests: I enjoy reading, baking, live music, running and spending quality time with family/friends.

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Erin Davis, Ph.D, HSPP 

 
  • Degree: Ball State University, 2014, Counseling Psychology
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) #20042897A; Certified Life Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (Division 10, 17, 35, 52), IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: well-being and positive psychology; trauma and abuse recovery; gender, sexuality and intimacy issues; multicultural and international perspectives; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students; spirituality and dreamwork
  • Theoretical Orientation: integrative approach incorporating expressive arts therapies, humanistic, feminist, multicultural and positive psychology perspectives
  • Personal Interests: international relationships and collaboration; art, music, drama, reading and writing; flying, hiking, biking, exploring, trying something new and other adventures

Arlen W. Epp, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Clinician

  • Degree: Indiana University, 1994, Master’s in Clinical Social Work; Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, 1987, Master of Divinity, Pastoral Counseling Specialization
  • Additional Responsibilities/Designations: Substance Abuse Specialist; Concurrent Assistant Professional Specialist, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana; Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana; National Certified Addiction Counselor; NAADAC
  • Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: alcohol and drug abuse treatment and recovery; treatment of anxiety, depression, and impulse control disorders; dually diagnosed disorders; couples treatment; wellness and spirituality for living
  • Theoretical Orientation: integrative approach incorporating cognitive, behavioral, motivational interviewing, systems, and psychodynamic perspectives
  • Personal Interests: music; wilderness camping and hiking; canoeing; mountaineering; wood working; reading

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Megan Harrity, Ph.D., HSPP
Psychologist

  • Degree: The Ohio State University, 2004, Counseling Psychology
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 47 Sport and Exercise Psychology)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: adjustment issues; relationships; self-worth; grief/loss; depression and anxiety; body image concerns; disordered eating; sport and performance psychology
  • Theoretical Orientation: integrative approach incorporating interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and strengths-based perspectives
  • Personal Interests: spending time with family and friends; athletic events; HGTV; movies; music; reading

Jim Hurst

James R. Hurst Ph.D., HSPP, LCAC
Psychologist

  • Degree: University of Florida, 1994, Doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • License/Certifications: Health Services Provider in Psychology in Indiana; Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor in Indiana
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association.
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Addiction prevention and early intervention, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression in emerging adulthood.
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integration of cognitive behavioral, humanistic/existential, motivational interviewing, narrative.
  • Personal Interests: Tennis, Celtic music, reading on current culture and politics.

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Angie Krilich, Ed.S., LMHC, NCC 

 
 
  • Degree: Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Mental Health Counseling – Indiana University (2012),  Master of Science in Counseling & Counselor Education – Indiana University (2012),  Master of Science in Adult Education – Indiana University (2007)
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana, License #39002830A, National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA), The National Association of Academic & Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Depression, anxiety, stress management, student-athletes, career counseling, personal/life coaching
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach incorporating cognitive, behavioral, person-centered, solution focused and motivational interviewing
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and our golden retriever, Zoey, hanging out with family, especially my three nieces, and watching sports, including college basketball, the NFL and the Chicago Cubs

 


Gerry Lewis, MSN
Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Degree/Training: B.A., Indiana University Northwest 1989, Associates in Nursing Indiana University Northwest 1996, Masters of Science in Nursing Indiana University/ Purdue University Indianapolis 2004
  • License/Certifications/Additional Titles: Licensed in Indiana and Illinois as a registered Nurse. Licensed in Indiana as a Clinical Nurse Specialist Advanced Practice registered Nurse, Credentialed through American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Professional Memberships: No current memberships
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Mood disorders , anxiety disorder and PTSD
  • Theoretical Orientation: resilience and self efficacy models
  • Personal Interests: Music, art, flying and reading

Monica Winbush Mccombs
 

Monica Winbush McCombs, LMHC 

 
  • Degree:  Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) # 39003398A
  • Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Stress Management
  • Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing
  • Personal Interests: Reading, crocheting, spending time with family and friends

 
 
 
 

 

 
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Cindy Mongrain, MSW, LSW, MDiv

  • Degree: Clinical Social Work University of Chicago, 2018; Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame, 2001
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Social Worker (LSW) #33009575A
  • Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers
  • Clinical Interest and Areas of Expertise: Trauma and recovery including trauma sensitive yoga, depression, anxiety & stress, women's issues, relationship/interpersonal challenges, LGBTQ+affirmative therapy, gender and sexual identity concerns, identity exploration, development and intersectionality, life transitions including adjustment to college and graduate school, coping skills, grief and loss, somatic/body-based interventions, mindfulness and spirituality
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach drawing upon psychodynamic attachment-based perspectives, interpersonal and relational perspectives, systems feminist, cognitive-behavioral perspectives, as well as somatic/body based and mindfulness-based perspectives
  • Personal Interests: Cycling, yoga, cooking, reading, time with family and friends, including furry friends

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Tiffany Russell, LMSW

  • Degree: Masters in Social Work, Western Michigan University (2017)
  • License/Certifications: LMSW - Clinical (Michigan) #680110615; LCSW (Indiana) #34009152A
  • Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Goal Setting, Mental Health Within African American Population
  • Theoretical Orientation: Trauma informed care, strengths based perspective, person centered approach
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, music, reading, traveling and shopping

Muhammad Saahir

Muhammad Saahir, Ed. S, LMHC

  • Degree: MA in Higher Education & Student Affairs (2011), Indiana University, Bloomington; MA Counseling & Counselor Education (2013), Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor #39002858A
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Working with traditionally underserved populations with a focus on identity exploration and development, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues for both individuals and couples.
  • Theoretical Orientation: Person-centered approach with a focus on honoring the experience of the client.
  • Personal Interests: I have a personal interest in community engagement with the Banneker Community Center in Bloomington, Indiana, and various youth sports

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Anthony L. Suarez, Ph.D., LMHC

 
  • Degree: University of Arkansas, 2018, Counselor Education & Supervision
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) #39003630A
  • Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: Men's issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment, identity development, couples, student-athletes
  • Theoretical Orientation: trauma-informed integrative approach including psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally-focused interventions
  • Personal Interests: watching sports, playing softball and basketball, swimming, cooking, fantasizing about travel, and trying to figure out why my dog is so grumpy all the time

 


Taylor Thomas

Taylor Thomas, LMHCA  

 
 
  • Degree: Ball State University, 2020, Counseling Psychology
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) #88001242A
  • Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: Multicultural counseling, women’s issues, gender and sexual identity issues, trauma, and anxiety disorders
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, primarily drawing from interpersonal, humanistic, feminist, and multicultural perspectives.
  • Personal Interests: Jane Austen, music, movies, reading, and going to the beach.

 


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Jean Marie Thompson, PsyD, HSPP, LCAC

  • Degree: Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1985
  • License/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist and HSPP, #20041090A, Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor #87000209A
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association
  • Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: Adapting to studying abroad, international students & college year abroad, anxiety struggles, disaster mental health, trauma & resilience, animal-assisted and other nontraditional paths to well-being
  • Theoretical Orientation: Formal education in psychoanalytic self-psychology, eclectic practical training including: brief solution-focused sessions, relationship skills, cognitive therapy, and mind-body wellness
  • Personal Interests: Family farming with honey bees, sheep, ducks & herding dogs; travel

Psychology Interns

Kaylin E. Hill, M.S. 
Doctoral Psychology Intern

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  • Degree/Program:  Clinical Psychology, Purdue University
  • Professional Memberships: Society for Psychophysiological Research, Society for Affective Science
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies; depression; anxiety; psychophysiology
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including predominately cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, particular emphasis on psychophysiological processes and multicultural perspectives
  • Personal interests: Adventuring and creating

 


Amanda M. Roth, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

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  • Degree/Program: Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA); International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp)
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: eating disorders and disordered eating; body image; depression; anxiety; stress management; and adjustment issues
  • Theoretical Orientation: integrative approach drawing upon techniques from interpersonal process therapy (IPT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and utilizing a variety of other theoretical elements as appropriate
  • Personal Interests: baking, cooking, spending time with family and friends, spending time with my cats, traveling, and walking outside

Alice Wasylowsky, M.A. 
Doctoral Psychology Intern 

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  • Degree/Program: Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: mindfulness; all gender body image issues; disordered eating behaviors, depression; anxiety; trauma; multicultural issues; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues
  • Theoretical Orientation:  cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Process Theory, Self-Compassion Focused Therapy, and integrating a variety of other theoretical elements 
  • Personal Interests: making meals in my crockpot, attending live music, movies, reading, and dogs 

 


Practicum Counselors

Joseph (Joe) N. Laski
Practicum Counselor

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  • Degree/Program: Clinical Psychology, Univeristy of Notre Dame
  • Professional Memberships: Association for Psychological Science 
  • Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Couples/Relationships; Depression; Anxiety; Stress Management
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative perspective primarily drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family, watching sports, playing video games, traveling
 

Chaz A. Rich
Practicum Counselor

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  • Degree/Program: Clinical Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association
  • Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies; depression; anxiety; stress management; sleep problems
  • Theoretical Orientation: primarily cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and mindfulness-based approaches, and integrating a variety of other theoretical elements as appropriate
  • Personal Interests: spending time with my wife, home and car repair/DIY, the Beatles, cooking, cycling, and playing the guitar

Administrative Staff

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Margaret Strasser
Office Services Coordinator

Margaret has worked for Notre Dame for 13 years. Her personal interests include gardening, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, and football.


 

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June Harr
Senior Staff Assistant

June has been employed at the UCC since January 2008. She loves sports and enjoys attending college football, basketball, and pro sporting events. Spending quality time with her family and having fun are her most favorite things to do, but she also enjoys fitness and making jewelry.


 

Rebecca Gillespie

Rebecca Hessen Gillespie
Office Services Coordinator

Rebecca has worked at the UCC since the Spring of 2012. Some of her personal interests include photography, yoga, spending time with family/friends, travel, music, and reading.


 

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Rachel King
Office Services Coordinator

Rachel started work at the UCC in the Fall of 2019. Some enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts, trying new foods and restaurants, and traveling.