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Therapists

Jessica A. Ulrich, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Interim Director


  • Interim Director of Counseling Services
  • Staff Counselor
  • M.S.W., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S.W., University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, IL
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with focus on Person-Centered framework
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services in addition to administrative duties
  • Areas of special interest: social anxiety, dysfunctional relationships, & 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
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 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 & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Ashley A. Hemrich, M.A.


  • Behavioral Incident & Online Education Counselor
  • M.A. in Clinical Adult Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.S. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Coordinates the AlcoholEdu & Haven programs for all incoming students to meet federal mandates put forth by the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Task Force Coordinator
  • BASICS/CASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students/Cannabis Screening Intervention for College Students) Facilitator
  • Provides a consultative appointment with students who may require more extensive treatment, as well as students who may be transitioning out of the university setting

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


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