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Therapists

Andrew B. King, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

  • Director of Counseling Services
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis, 1996;
  • M.A. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1989;
  • B.A. in Psychology, Rhodes College, 1985.
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Illinois.
  • Certified Health Service Provider by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
  • Member of Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors.
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services in addition to administrative duties
  • Areas of special interest include post-traumatic stress, adjustment and individuation of college students, dream interpretation, training of new psychotherapists, and men's issues


Jessica A. Ulrich, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Staff Counselor
  • M.S.W., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S.W., University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with focus on Person-Centered framework
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services in addition to administrative duties
  • Areas of special interest include social anxiety, dysfunctional relationships, and other general issues


Megan E. Denton, M.A., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

  • Staff Counselor
  • M.A. in Clinical Adult Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.A. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Task Force Coordinator
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Gestalt,and Person-Centered frameworks
  • Areas of special interest: psychological trauma (including childhood abuse, sexual assault, and PTSD), women's issues, health psychology, body image, romantic relationship issues and dialectical behavior therapy


W. Irene Summers Temple, Ph.D.

  • Staff Psychologist
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • M.S. in Counseling and Guidance from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Areas of special interest:ethnic, gender, sexual, and spiritual identity roles and development; interpersonal communication; family dynamics; and first-generation college student experiences

Psychiatrist

Claudia A. Kachigian, M.D., J.D.

  • Licensed Psychiatrist
  • M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Psychiatry Residency at University of Pennsylvania, Albert Einstein Medical Center

2013-2014 Master’s Practicum Trainees

Catrina Salama, B.A.

  • Current Program: M.A., Clinical Adult Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.A., Psychology, Webster University, St. Louis
  • Theoretical Interest: Integrative with emphasis in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and multicultural counseling theory
  • Special interests: social identity, racial identity, acculturative stress and other multicultural issues, self-esteem, self-compassion, and diagnostic assessment


Ellie Spitz, B.S.

  • Current Program: M.S.W., Clinical Mental Health at George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Theoretical Interest: Humanistic, strength based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, multicultural counseling theories, empowerment, family systems theory
  • Areas of special interest include: building healthy relationships (inclusive of Polyamory), identity development, self-esteem, gender identity and expression, and all sexual orientations


Jennifer Steuck, B.S.

  • Current Program: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, McKendree University
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • Theoretical Interest: Integrative with an emphasis on Person-Centered and Existential frameworks
  • Areas of special interest: sexuality, gender identity, drugs and alcohol, development of the individual during the undergraduate experience and other general issues 


Lisa Thompson-Gibson, M.A.

  • Current Program: M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • M.A. in College and University Administration, Michigan State University
  • B.S. in Speech Communication, Public Relations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Member of American Art Therapy Association
  • Theoretical Orientation:  Integrative focus with emphasis on Person-Centered framework and Relational Cultural Theory
  • Areas of special interest: art therapy, first year experience and transition to college, women’s issues, first generation college student experiences, family and relationship concerns, effective communication, and other general issues


Austin Wilmot, A.B.

  • Current Program: M.S.W., Clinical Mental Health at George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • A.B., Biology with Research Distinction, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Theoretical Interest: Integrative with emphasis in psychodynamic, developmental, and body-based frameworks
  • Areas of special interest: anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, LGBT issues, existential concerns


Support Staff

Leanne Brase, Office Support Specialist

  • Provides clerical and administrative support
  • Facilitates the PAP program


Graduate Assistant

Ashley Hemrich