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Megan E. Denton Gillette, 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 Member
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, 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)

Timothy J. Kelly, M.A. 

  • Staff Counselor
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • B.A. in Psychology, McKendree University
  • Theoretical Orientation:  Integrative with emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Person-Centered frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest:  Men and masculinity, anxiety, grief, identity exploration, psychological trauma

James R.W. Linsin, Psy.D., Director

  • Director of Counseling Services
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Wright State University
  • B.A., Philosophy, College of William & Mary
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services in addition to administrative duties
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Task Force Member
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Person-Centered, Mindfulness-Based, & Cognitive-Behavioral Frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest: Sexual assault and intimate partner violence prevention/intervention, LGBTQ issues, programming & outreach

Kristin M. Miserocchi, Ph.D., Training Coordinator

  • Staff Psychologist
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky
  • Member of Safe Zone and chair of the Transgender Focus Group
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Feminist, Interpersonal, and Person-Centered frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest: transgender issues; gender, racial, and sexual identity exploration and development; family of origin issues; physical, psychological, and sexual trauma and abuse; interpersonal relationship problems; grief and loss; substance use concerns; and group therapy

Catrina Salama, M.A. 

  • Multi-Cultural Counselor
  • M.A. in Clinical Adult Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.A. in Psychology, Webster University
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with emphasis on Multicultural Counseling, Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Existential
  • Areas of Special Interest: Multicultural topics, experiences of underrepresented populations, identity and racial identity development, self-compassion, and self-esteem

Lindsay Serrano, M.Ed., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

  • Staff Counselor and Wellness Education Coordinator
  • Confidential Advisor to Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • C3RT Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force Coordinator
  • M.Ed. in Community Counseling, University of Missouri Saint Louis
  • B.S. in Psychology in Communications, Missouri State University
  • 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 & Sexual Assault Awareness Task Force Coordinator
  • BASICS/CASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students/Cannabis Screening Intervention for College Students) Facilitator

Lisa Thompson-Gibson, M.A.

  • Suicide Prevention (iCARE) Project Coordinator
  • Staff Counselor
  • M.A., Art Therapy Counseling, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • M.A., College and University Administration, Student Affairs Emphasis, Michigan State University
  • B.S., Speech Communication, Public Relations Emphasis, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Trained as an art therapist
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Narrative, and Cognitive-Behavioral frameworks
  • Areas of special interest:  First generation college student experiences, women's issues, identity development, stress management, relationship concerns, self-esteem, art therapy, suicide prevention, programming and outreach

Jessica A. Ulrich, M.S.W., Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Care Coordinator

  • M.S.W., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S.W., University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Behavioral Incident Counselor
  • Manages the Person of Concern Committee
  • Care Coordinator for Counseling Services
  • Provides consultative appointments with students to link them with appropriate resources
  • Facilitates the Powerful Minds and Anxiety & Stress Reduction counseling groups 

Practicum Counselors

Taylor Hess, B.A.

  • M.A. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.A. in Psychology, Blackburn College
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Multicultural, and Motivational Interviewing
  • Areas of Special Interest: Obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, women's health, multicultural frameworks, and positive psychology

Rebecca McCormic, B.A.

  • M.A. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.A. in Psychology, Black Hills State University
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and Interpersonal frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest: Assessment, multicultural topics, crisis intervention, anxiety, positive psychology, and outreach and programming

Danielle A. Metzger, B.A.

  • M.S.W. Candidate in Couple and Sex Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A. in Anthropology and Marketing, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Interpersonal frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest: Sexual health, women's issues, LGBTQIA topics, romantic relationship concerns, intersectional identity exploration and development, sexual trauma and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Amanda Montayne, B.A.

  • M.A. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.A. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest: Depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-esteem, and assessment

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

Office Supervisor

Debra Hicks

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