Counseling Center- Basic Information
Counseling Center Staff
Amanda Addy, MRC, CRC, PCC.
|Stacey Bradbury, M.A.|
Ms. Bradbury is currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona, followed by a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University. Her research and clinical interests include working with individuals who have a history of peer victimization and cyber-bullying. Her work is primarily influenced by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), although she integrates multiple therapeutic approaches to meet clients’ needs. In combination with helping individuals overcome their histories with peer victimization, Stacey also works with both undergraduate and graduate students expressing a variety of needs.
|Stephanie Frey, B.A.|
Ms. Frey earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from BGSU and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Stephanie completed her practicum last semester, and enjoys helping individuals work through a variety of concerns. Her specific interests include anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
|Kathy Geisbuhler |
Ms. Geisbuhler completed her full-time, thirty year career at BGSU, including twenty years in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. She since has chosen to come back to BGSU to work part-time in the Counseling Center. Kathy enjoys the student contact involved in her Counseling Center position, as well as reuniting with BGSU as a part-time employee. She is a lifelong resident of Wood County.
|Garrett Gilmer, Ph.D., Psychologist |
Director, Counseling Center
Associate Director, Center for Health
Dr. Gilmer received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University in 2006. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio and is responsible for the overall operations of the Counseling Center. Over the past eleven years, Garrett has provided counseling services to students at four different university settings across the country. His areas of special interest include depression, interpersonal relationships, identity issues, childhood abuse, group therapy, clinical supervision and outreach. Garrett enjoys working with a diverse student body, is actively involved in the Counseling Center’s Diversity Committee, and is a member of the Student Affairs LGBT Advisory Board.
|Stefani Hathaway, Ph.D., Psychologist |
Liaison to Residence Life
Dr. Hathaway earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio, and since 2000 she has worked in university counseling centers in Missouri, Tennessee, and Ohio. At BGSU she serves as a Liaison between the Counseling Center and Residential Life, providing training, consultation, and programming for Res Life staff and residential students. She is also in charge of GA training in the Counseling Center. She works with students with a wide variety of presenting problems, and she is especially interested in women's issues, relational issues, and trauma. She enjoys working with diverse students and is involved with the National Coalition-Building Institute.
|Jennifer Haist, M.Ed.|
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Ms. Haist, who is a pre-doctoral intern at the BGSU Counseling Center, is originally from Beaufort, South Carolina. She earned her master’s degree in School Counseling in Charleston, SC and is currently a Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate at West Virginia University. Prior to her doctoral program, Ms. Haist worked as a school counselor and as a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina. Throughout her training she has obtained clinical experience working with college students and adults in hospital, private practice, and university settings. Her clinical interests include trauma, women’s issues, multiculturalism/diversity, LGBTQ issues, identity development, interpersonal concerns, depression, and anxiety.
|Sarah Hassan, B.A.|
Ms. Hassan is currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Sarah enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students expressing a variety of concerns and is a psychology trainee at the BGSU Counseling Center. Throughout her training, she has obtained clinical experience working with college students, community members, and older adolescents. Her approach is influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, although she integrates multiple therapeutic approaches to meet clients’ needs. Her areas of special interest include experiences with trauma, anxiety and depression. Sarah enjoys working with a diverse student body.
Patricia Helyer, M.P.H.
|Nova Hinman, M.A.|
Ms. Hinman hails from western Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hope College. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University and is currently continuing in the program in pursuit of a doctorate. Nova has concentrations in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, and her research and clinical interests include promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles, positive body image, and diversity issues. She has previous experience providing therapy and assessments for college students, community members, and individuals presenting with a variety of concerns in a medical setting. While her approach is integrative of multiple therapeutic techniques, it is influenced by mindfulness-based and acceptance and commitment therapies. Nova enjoys working with a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students and is particularly interested in helping individuals with trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, and health and eating-related issues.
|Sheryl Kelly, M.A.|
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Ms. Kelly is originally from Jackson, Mississippi, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree at Tougaloo College. She went on to receive her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Wetern Michigan University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the institution. Throughout her training, she has obtained clinical experience working with elementary school students, adolescents, college students, and community members. In university and college settings, Sheryl has served in counseling, teaching, mentoring, and supervisory capacities. For her, working with college students has proven to be rewarding. Her special interests are males, relationship issues, self-esteem and body image, multiculturalism/diversity, identity, and acculturation.
|Denise Litterer, Ph.D., Psychologist |
Assistant Director/Training Director
Dr. Litterer received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University in 2001 and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio. Denise has provided counseling services to students at Iowa State University, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Arkansas. She also worked as a psychologist for several years in a clinic specializing in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. At BGSU she serves as a liaison between the Counseling Center and the College of Arts and Sciences, providing training, consultation, and programming for Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, and students. Her areas of interest include eating disorders, body image, LGBTQ issues, abuse and trauma, grief and loss, women's issues, and spirituality. Denise enjoys working with a diverse student body and is a co-facilitator for the LGBT Resource Center Coming Out Support Group.
|Andrew Martin, Psy.D.|
Dr. Martin received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University in 2001, and is a licensed Psychologist in Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland. Dr. Martin has worked with clients in a variety of settings including private practice, university counseling centers, community hospitals, clinics, private institutes, and state hospitals. His specialties and areas of interest include compulsive pornography use and sexual behaviors, gambling addiction and compulsive behaviors, alcohol and other substance use, relationship and personality problems, spirituality issues, working with clergy and religious groups, and athletic performance.
|Darian Mitchell, Ph.D. |
Psychology Resident;Liaison to the College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Mitchell earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at Bowie State University. He moved to the Midwest and earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University. Darian enjoys working with college populations as he has had experiences as a career counselor, instructor, and an academic advisor working mainly with undeclared students. Darian's areas of interest include men's issues (with particular focus on African American men), anger management, domestic violence, and career decision making.
Taylor Newlove, B.S.
|Anahid Oungoulian, M.A.|
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Ms. Oungoulian is originally for the San Fransisco Bay area in California. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She has obtained experience working in community mental health, university, and hospital settings. Some of her interests include trauma, women’s issues, LGBTQ, health issues, 1st generation college students, multiculturalism/diversity, and adjustment.
Mrs. Perez enjoys working and interacting with the diverse student body of BGSU. She is a lifelong resident of Wood County and has worked at the university for 24 years. She enjoys her family life and gardening.
|Jessica Peternelj, B.A.|
Ms. Peternelj received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at BGSU. Jessica has has previous experience as an intern at a state psychiatric hospital working with high acuity clients. Some of Ms. Peterneljs' interests are working with depression, anxiety, and family concerns.
|Anthony Rivera, Psy.D.|
Dr. Riverra received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 2011, and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. He completed his bachelor's degree at Bowling Green State University. Anthony has worked with clients in a variety of settings including disability services, community mental health centers, and an in-patient hospital. At BGSU, he provides outreach services with a focus on diversity and underprivileged students. Anthony works with students with a wide variety of presenting problems and his areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, students with disabilities, identity issues, and LGBTQ issues. He is also interested in drama therapy and the creative arts.
|La Tasha Sullivan, M.S.Ed. |
Ms Sullivan pursued her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Toledo. She attended the University of Dayton for her Master of Science in Education with a community counseling concentration. She is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Ohio, pursuing her independent licensure. La Tasha is currently enrolled that University of Toledo, where she is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program. She has professional experience as a course instructor, practicum and group supervisor, home based counselor, and conference presenter. Her counseling experiences include working with older home-bound adults, community clinical mental health clientele, and now BGSU students at the Counseling Center. She has an active interest in social justice counseling, women's issues, self-esteem, mood disorders, and relational issues.
|Diane Sauder Tinsman, M.S.W., L.I.S.W |
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Ms Tinsman received her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989. She has been on staff with the BGSU Counseling Center as a part-time Social Worker since 1993 and loves working with a diverse college student population. Her areas of specialty include family of origin issues, sexual abuse and trauma, eating disorders, depression and relationship issues. Prior to working at BGSU, Diane lived and worked in the Chicago area in community mental health and adolescent residential facilities. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She is very active in the arts, music and drama community in her spare time.
|Craig Vickio, Ph.D. |
Dr. Vickio, a clinical psychologist at the BGSU Counseling Center. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University and has subsequently worked for 27 years in the BGSU Counseling Center. In addition to providing counseling, consultation, and crisis intervention services to hundreds of university students, Craig has taught 30 psychology classes, chaired or co-chaired numerous committees (including the University Committee on Vision and Values) and conducted more than 350 workshops. He has also published a variety of articles on topics such as preparing universities to respond to disaster, helping students to cope with transition and loss, orienting new graduate students to college, educating students about diversity, and promoting wellbeing among college student personnel.
|Elizabeth Yarris, Ph.D.|
Dr. Yarris received a Master’s in College Student Development (1977) and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (1983) from the University of Iowa. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. Betty has provided counseling and other services at the University of Iowa, Illinois State University, and Cornell College and has been at the Counseling Center at BGSU since 1983. She also worked as a psychologist in private practice for many years. Prior to her retirement from full time practice she was very involved in the prevention of problems in college students (e.g., alcohol and drug abuse, sexual violations) and in the study and practice of college counseling. Currently she works part time providing counseling and psychotherapy to BGSU students as well as supervising and training psychology trainees. She continues to be interested in women’s issues, eating disorders, and the prevention of and response to abuse, harassment and discrimination.