Counseling Center Staff
Mrs. Amstutz has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and worked with young children most of her life. She decided to make a career change and worked in a medical office for 5 years before joining the staff at BGSU. She enjoys working with the diverse student body of BGSU. She enjoys spending time with her family and owning a part time cupcake business.
DANIELLE BROXON, M.A.
Position: Psychology Intern
Ms. Broxon received her M.A in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 2015. She completed her B.A. in psychology from the University of Evansville in 2012. She is currently working on her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CWRU focused on how people’s memories are impacted by their level of depression. Prior to beginning her work at BGSU she worked in several counseling centers as a graduate student. She also has experience with veteran populations. Danielle’s areas of interest include depression, coping with anxiety, grief, relational issues, and suicide risk and prevention.
STEPHANIE CRAMER, MSW
Position: Student Assistant & Advocacy Specialist
Ms. Cramer received her Master of Social Work from the Ohio State University in 2003. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from the University of Toledo in 1997. Stephanie has previous experience working with children, families and adults in the mental health, foster care and disability arenas. She has several years of case management experience and is excited to be working with a diverse student population. Her job is to help students identify needs and supports, navigate university procedures, and coordinate support services both on and off campus.
ZUBIN DEVITRE, M.S.
Position: Post Masters Clinical Fellow
Zubin DeVitre earned his B.A. in Psychology while minoring in Ethnic Studies from BGSU before obtaining his M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from New Mexico Highlands University. His clinical orientation focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as a variety of behavioral techniques. Zubin’s areas of clinical interest include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, and other mood related disorders with an emphasis on multicultural counseling.
Garrett Gilmer, Ph.D.
Position: Director, Counseling Center
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. Throughout his career, 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 LGBTQ+ Advisory Board.
Sabrina Gonzales, M.A.
Position: Programming Assistant
Ms. Gonzales received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Washington State University in 2013. She is currently in her 3rd year in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in community psychology at Bowling Green State University. Sabrina has a passion for working to empower and learn from marginalized and underprivileged populations. She has enjoyed working with students in elementary school, high school, and college settings and with members of the community in a variety of roles including a community advocate, peer support group co-facilitator, community prevention program co-facilitator, therapist, interviewer, and teaching assistant. Sabrina’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to serious mental illness, disability, LGBTQ+ issues, community interventions, and family systems.
Stefani Hathaway, Ph.D.
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.
KATHERINE HUTSON, MA., LPC
Position: AOD Prevention Specialist
Katherine Hutson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio Northern University in 2009 and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Heidelberg University in 2014. Katherine has previous experience working with adolescents and adults in a community mental health setting. Katherine uses an integrated approach to counseling that centers on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, substance use and addiction, trauma, and anxiety/depression.
CHRISTOPHER LEONARD, PSY.D.
Position: Assistant Director/ Clinical Director
Dr. Leonard received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in 2014. He worked at Wichita State University Counseling and Testing Center for four years, which included his doctoral internship year with Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program. Some of his other past clinical experiences include a community mental health crisis center, state psychiatric hospital, and state prison. Dr. Leonard's therapeutic style blends cognitive behavioral and humanistic theory, while utilizing evidence based interventions. His areas of interest are supervision/training, outreach, anxiety/depression, men and masculinity, group therapy, crisis intervention, tobacco cessation, and grief/loss. As a native of Illinois, he is a Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
Denise Litterer, Ph.D.
Position: 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.
Position: Administrative Assistant
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 28 years. She enjoys her family life and gardening.
ALLISON RILEY, B.S.
Position: Psychology Trainee
Mrs. Riley received her Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California and her Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from Saint John’s University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University and is in her 3rd year. Allison is passionate about working with young adults who are struggling with values-based living due to mood disorders and identity development issues.
Her clinical interests include, but are not limited to: mood disorders, PTSD and other trauma related symptomology, substance use concerns, and spiritual struggles.
AMANDA SCHAAD, PSY.D.
Position: Psychologist/Liaison to Residence Life
Dr. Schaad earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology in 2016. Amanda completed her pre-doctoral internship at University of Albany, State University of New York last year. Amanda also serves as the new Residential Life Liaison. Her areas of interests include LGBTQ issues, intersectionality of various identity variables, interpersonal relationships and working with disabled and Deaf students.
ANGELA SEIFERT, M.A.,LPCC
Position: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Ms. Seifert received her master’s of Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2015 and is a professional licensed counselor in the state of Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree studying psychology at The University of Findlay. Angela has previous experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a community mental health setting and college students in a college counseling center. She enjoys working with students from diverse backgrounds with a variety of presenting concerns. Her areas of interest include but are not limited to anxiety, interpersonal relationships, identity development, and mood disorders.
CASSANDRA SINES, M.A.
Position: Psychology Intern
Ms. Sines is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa where she recently completed her Master of Arts (M.A.) in the same department. Cassie has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, where she also worked as a Resident Advisor for 3 years. She has a passion for working with college students on university campuses. Cassie uses an integrative approach to therapy that focuses on acceptance, mindfulness, and interpersonal connections. Her interests include working with college students, anxiety issues, trauma/abuse, community intervention, and the impact of technology on mental health.
MELISSA TARANTOLA, M.A.
Position: Psychology Intern
Melissa Tarantola, M.A. is currently in her last year of the PhD program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri where she studies addiction and motivation. Melissa has a wide range of clinical interests with a special emphasis on concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, substance use, interpersonal skills, and all aspects of diversity (esp. disability and LGBTQ+). Her clinical orientation is focused on using a mixture of evidence-based treatments, psychoeducation, and a supportive environment to help students develop effective coping skills, gain greater knowledge and awareness of their concerns, and learn how to become advocates for themselves and feel empowered. She pursues an integrative approach that often incorporates treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
GHYNECEE TEMPLE, B.A.
Position: Psychology Intern
Ms. Temple received her Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She is currently working towards her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. Her areas of clinical interest include an emphasis on multicultural and diversity topics, social justice advocacy and empowerment, women’s issues, LGBTQ issues, and trauma.
JEREMY WILLIAMS, M.A., LPC
Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 2001, and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2016. After starting at the BGSU Counseling Center as an intern in August of 2015, he now works as a Licensed Professional Counselor at the Center, having worked with a diverse group of students and clinical concerns over his time here. He is passionate about helping all students from the wide array of diversity that represents the BGSU student body to navigate through the challenges presented by this exciting, challenging, and developmental time in their lives. His areas of interest include, but are not limited to, identity issues/development, trauma, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, and existential concerns.