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Amy Allison, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association; National Board of Certified Counselors
Professional Interest: body image and eating concerns, trauma, women’s issues, sexual diversity/transgender, identity development, diversity issues, family of origin concerns, and mood disorders.
Jane Barga, Ph.D., Training Director, Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 44, 45)
Professional Interests: supervision and training; ethnic/cultural and sexual diversity; body image and eating concerns.
Shannon Becker, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: American Psychological Association (Divisions 13 and 35). Professional interests: LGBTQI concerns, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, process consultation, mindfulness, diversity issues, identity development, women’s issues, couples therapy, trauma, mood disorders, academic concerns, and psychodiagnostic assessment.
Loren Brown, Ph.D., BCB, Biofeedback Coordinator, Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: American Psychological Association (Divisions 36 and 51); Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS); Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
Professional interests: Biofeedback, men’s issues, spiritual and religious diversity, anxiety disorders, mindfulness, group psychotherapy, couples counseling, sexuality and LGBTQ identity development.
Amy Buchanan, Ph.D. Psychology Resident
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association (Divisions 17; 19; 35; 44; 56) and American Counseling Association.
Professional Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma, sexual assault response and prevention, body acceptance and body image concerns, substance use intervention, motivational interviewing, anxiety, mindfulness, identity development, counseling diverse populations, first generation college students, and group therapy.
Jennifer Ellsworth, Ph.D. , Assistant Director, Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: American Psychological Association
Professional interests: clinical supervision and training, group therapy, family of origin, trauma, disordered eating, women’s issues, multicultural competence, and social justice.
Kathleen Ffolliott, MSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (WA)
Professional Interests: mood disorders and family of origin issues.
Michele Larrow, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: American Psychological Association
Professional Interests: working with emotions and emotion regulation in therapy; using acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion in therapy.
Patricia Maarhuis, Ph.D., ADCAPS Coordinator
Professional affiliations: Washington State CCSAP Steering Committee: College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention; Women & Meth: cross-disciplinary WSU research project team member; Association of International Educators (NAFSA); American College Health Association (ACHA)
Professional Interests: health education and cultural studies; harm reduction and substance abuse prevention; sexual violence, consent, and substance use; qualitative and mixed methods research; arts-based inquiry; education abroad and health risk behaviors.
Nhu Mai, Ph.D., Group Coordinator, Licensed Pyschologist
Professional Interests: identity, existential concerns, grief & bereavement, group counseling, relationships & family of origin, men’s concerns, and training & supervision.
Additional language: Vietnamese
Derek Mueller, Psy.D. Post-Doctoral Resident
Cassandra Nichols, Ph.D., Director, Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: Association for University Counseling Center Directors; American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 35, 45)
Professional Interests: sexual diversity/transgender; eating disorders; personality disorders; feminism and multicultural competencies; clinical training and supervision; teaching.
Donna Scott, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Professional affiliations: American Psychological Association, Washington State Psychological Association
Professional interests: graduate/non-traditional students; students, interns, residents and graduate students in veterinary medicine; family of origin concerns, anxiety, couples, trainee supervision.
Nikki Stypa, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Testing Specialist
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association
Professional Interests: Interpersonal, cognitive, and family systems therapy; women's issues, identity development, stress management, relational concerns, academic concerns, trauma, biofeedback and psychodiagnostic assessment.
Rachel Walker, Psy.D., Outreach Coordinator

Kayla Zeal, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Resident

Support staff

Lauren Griffin, Program Support Supervisor, Counseling Services

Stacy Camba, Program Coordinator, Counseling Services

Kim Markishtum, Office Assistant, Counseling Services

Claudine Zender, Program Coordinator, Counseling Services

Doctoral interns

Cindy Marino, M.S.
Pacific University
Daniel Moshofsky M.A
George Fox University
Benjamin Spear, M.A.
University of Texas – Austin
Kendra Thew, M.A.
Washington State University