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Counseling Staff

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


  • Director of Counseling Services
  • Psy.D., Wright State University
  • B.A., College of William & Mary
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services in addition to administrative duties
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Task Force Member
  • Theoretical Orientation: Intergrative, 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

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


  • Behavioral Incident Counselor and Case Manager
  • M.S.W., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S.W., University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, IL
  • Manages Persons of Concern Committee
  • Provides consultative appointments with students to link them with appropriate resources
  • Facilitates the Powerful Minds counseling group

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)

Lindsay Serrano, M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor


  • Staff Counselor and Wellness 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

Brad D. Foltz, Ph.D.


  • Post-Doctoral Counselor
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Indiana University
  • M.S. in Community Counseling, Indiana University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Kent State University
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative model emphasizing Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy
  • Areas of special interest: Sport and Performance Psychology; Multicultural Psychology and student experiences; LGBTQ issues and identity development; suicide prevention; and general mental health/counseling issues

Kristin M. Miserocchi, Ph.D.

  • Post-Doctoral Counselor
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Feminist, Interpersonal, and Person-Centered frameworks
  • Areas of Special Interest: Racial, gender, and sexual identity exploration and development; substance use and dependence; sexual assault; relationship issues; family of origin concerns; multicultural awareness and training; programming and outreach

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: 
  • Areas of Special Interest: 

Practicum Counselors


Erica Jandernoa

  • Practicum Counselor
  • B.A. in Psychology, Saint Louis University
  • B.A. in Communications, Saint Louis University
  • Theoretical Orientation: 
  • Areas of Special Interest: 

Mackenzie Cook

  • Practicum Counselor
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Theoretical Orientation: 
  • Areas of Special Interest: general wellness programming and outreach

Timothy Kelly

  • Practicum Counselor
  • Theoretical Orientation: 
  • Areas of Special Interest: 

Shannan Bernico

  • Practicum Counselor
  • B.A. in General Education Studies, Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville
  • Theoretical Orientation: 
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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

Departmental Supervisor

Debra Hicks

  • Departmental Supervisor
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