Counseling Center Staff


Dr. Jessica Mitchell-Corsino, Psy.D.

  • Position: Counseling Center Director
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Dr. Mitchell-Corsino is a psychologist licensed in Michigan and Ohio. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. She completed her Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working in various settings including college counseling, community mental health, the federal government, and private practice. Dr. Mitchell-Corsino specializes in working with students who identify as being from a marginalized identity. Additionally, she enjoys working with students who are dealing with depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and self-esteem related topics. She practices from a Cognitive Behavioral theoretical orientation and blends in elements of Humanistic and Existential psychology.


Stefani Hathaway, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Director/Clinical Director
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Dr. Hathaway earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005, and she is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio.  She worked in Counseling Centers in Missouri and Tennessee during her training, then joined the BGSU Counseling Center in 2005.  She started as a therapist and liaison between the Counseling Center and Residence Life, and she coordinated educational programming for the Center for many years.  In 2019 she became Assistant Director of the Counseling Center, serving as an administrator for clinical/counseling services.  She is passionate about training and coordinates the experience for our Graduate Assistants in Psychology.  As a therapist, 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 is committed to diversity and social justice, and trained with the National Coalition-Building Institute, a diversity education organization.


Phil Hughes, M.A., LPCC-S

  • Position: Assistant Director of Outreach & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor
  • Pronouns: He/Him

Phil Hughes earned his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2013 and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2009 from the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the Counseling Center, Phil worked in community mental health settings providing services to children, adolescents, and adults.  At the center, Phil is also the Assistant Director of Outreach.  He works to promote outward mental health resources on our campus, coordinate outreach programming, and build mental health programming that is needed at BGSU.  Phil is currently the clinical lead on the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant and working with Wellness Connection, along with graduate students, to build a peer-to-peer program on our campus.  In addition to peer-to-peer programming, he is also collaborating with the Wellness Connection to create a mental health advocate certificate program at BGSU. He has served and continues to serve on several state and national counseling or higher education divisions that focus specifically on LGBTQ+ issues in counseling, counseling in college counseling centers, and spiritual/religious issues in counseling. Some of his areas of interest are affirmative therapy, anxiety, depression, and LGBT issues.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, watching movies, and baking.


Anthony Rivera, Psy.D.

  • Position: Training Director
  • Pronouns: He/Him

Dr. Anthony Rivera earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 2011, and he is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. He has worked in college counseling as both a clinical director, director, and now training director. He is passionate about training the next generation of psychologists. As a therapist, he works with students with a wide variety of presenting problems, and he is especially interested in identity development, depression, anxiety, and neurodivergence. He is committed to social justice, has a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and strives to help students reach their full potential. In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, reading, and being active in community theater. He is a BGSU alumni – GO FALCONS!


Nicholas Fenstermacher

  • Position: Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Pronouns: They/Them

Nicholas joined the BGSU Counseling Center in February of 2023. They have worked in the capacity of administration for over a decade, most recently in the field of logistics. While they enjoy working administratively in mental health/therapy, they are actively in pursuit of a degree in physical therapy.


R. Craig Haines M.A., LPC

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor & Group Coordinator
  • Pronouns: He/Him

Craig is an LPC who earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from Heidelberg University. Prior to joining BGSU, he worked in the Master of Counseling department at Heidelberg University focusing on counseling interns and offering training opportunities addressing trauma, substance abuse, grief, and issues of inequity concerning marginalized people. He also worked with college students at two universities clinically as a college counselor. He has experience in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, religious trauma and deconstruction, and supporting LGBTQIA+ persons. He uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy. Craig’s approach to therapy brings authenticity and compassion sprinkled with humor as client and counselor work together to help the client live a life that truly matters to them. 


Emily Shrider, Psy.D.

  • Position: Staff Psychologist
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Emily earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology in 2021. She has experience working with college students as well as clients ranging in age from preschoolers to middle-aged adults. Emily has experience working in settings including university counseling centers, community mental health, and private practice. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, identity development, family problems, disability, and social justice issues. Emily practices from an integrated humanistic and intersectional feminist framework and regularly incorporates self-care, self-compassion, and mindfulness into her work. She is committed to forming authentic relationships with her clients and providing them with a space to receive validation, care, and solidarity.


Stephanie Cramer, M.S.W.

  • Position: Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist
  • Pronouns: She/Her

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.   


Bridgett Rivera, M.A., LPCC-S, LICDC

  • Position: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor
    Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Bridgett Rivera earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Heidelberg University in 2015 and is licensed in the State of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Bridgett has previous experience working in elementary and high school settings as well as community mental health. She also has several years’ experience working with substance abuse disorder and providing medication-assisted treatment. She is excited to bring her education and work experience to campus. Her areas of interest include but are not limited to substance abuse, grief/loss, adjustment, life transitions, women’s issues, depression and anxiety. She utilizes an integrative approach to therapy with an emphasis on person-centered and cognitive behavioral treatment.

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Sarah Tiell, M.A., LPC

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2017 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Heidelberg University in 2021. Prior to joining the Counseling Center, Sarah worked in a community mental health setting where she provided individual and group counseling to adults. Sarah uses an integration of cognitive-behavioral and existential-humanistic approaches with a feminist framework. Her clinical interests include working with LGBTQ+ issues, women’s issues, trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.


Hannah Rowe, M.A., LPC

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Hannah Rowe earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from BGSU in 2022 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2020 from Ohio University. Prior to joining the counseling center, Hannah worked in community mental health, inpatient services with youth, adolescents, and adults, college counseling centers, crisis services, and has experience with outreach and advocacy services. Her clinical interests and experiences include working with depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship conflicts, family stressors, LGBTQIA+ community members, identity development, and suicide prevention. Hannah practices from an integrated humanistic framework to guide individuals in filling their life with meaning and hope by incorporating identity/values exploration, self-fulfillment ideals, boundaries, self-compassion, goals, and by creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship with her clients.


Dena LaPolt

  • Position: Secretary
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Ms. LaPolt is a graduate of BGSU.  She has lived in Bowling Green for over 35 years.  She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.


Aaron Edwards

  • Position: Doctoral Intern
  • Pronouns: He/They

Aaron is originally from Dayton, Ohio and is enrolled at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. He previously trained in university assessment services, private practice, and health clinic settings. He works to help students with an integration of psychodynamic, existential, and social-justice oriented approaches. Continued goals include connecting people to campus services and communities, as well as public resources for traditional and non-traditional students. Service has been a persistent part of his experience, from volunteer event coordination to co-hosting Breaking Silences accessibility support meetings during the pandemic. He has a strong relationship with music, writing, photography, and wildlife. 


Kevin David, M.S.

  • Position: Doctoral Intern
  • Pronouns: He/They

Kevin received their M.S. in Clinical Psychology and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. They received their undergraduate degree from California State University, Sacramento, focusing on issues of diversity and culture, statistics, and research methods. Kevin’s clinical experience includes university counseling centers, community mental health, therapy training programs, and domestic violence intervention programs. They value their training in several different types of therapy, focusing on an integrative approach and tailoring their treatments to whatever best serves their clients. He strives to provide a therapeutic atmosphere free of judgment and open to exploration to help clients become the best versions of themselves.


George Coffin, M.A.

  • Position: Doctoral Intern
  • Pronouns: He/Him

George was awarded a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. He is employed at BGSU for his doctoral internship at BGSU and looks forward to working with the students. He has a special interest in trauma and grief and considers the path to a healthy mental wellness being in genuine expression, healthy boundaries, and supportive relationships.


Rima El-Hajje, M.A.

  • Position: Doctoral Intern
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Ms. El-Hajje completed her master’s in public health from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the American University of Beirut. Ms. El-Hajje has experience working in community mental health, college counseling settings, and outpatient clinics. She is passionate about working with BGSU’s diverse population and integrates multicultural counseling in her therapeutic approach. Ms. El-Hajje strives to help people who suffer from depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and cultural adjustment. Rima uses an integrative approach to therapy with a strong emphasis on Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and person-centered therapy.

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Kaylee Ries, 4th Year Psychology Major

  • Position: Peer Ambassador
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Kaylee is a fourth year Psychology major also pursuing minors in HDFS and Neuroscience. She is a McNair Scholar, Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholar, and Newman Civic Fellow. She is also a campus advocate for the Crisis Text Line and is involved in various other groups on campus. Kaylee started working with the Counseling Center in Fall of 2022. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her dog, spend time with friends, and play board games.


Chimdiogo Onyeani-Nwosu

  • Position: Garrett Lee Smith Graduate Assistant
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Chimdiogo (she/her) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from Babcock University, Ogun, Nigeria. She is currently a second year graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at BGSU working with the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Project as a Graduate Assistant. Chimdiogo is an art lover and creator, and she enjoys talking about and engaging in self care practices. She looks forward to working with adolescents from diverse backgrounds especially folks from and within marginalized communities.


Emily Mueller, M.A.

  • Position: Psychology Trainee
  • Pronouns: She/They

Emily earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at BGSU. Her clinical areas of interest include but are not limited to LGBTQIA+ mental health, gender identity and exploration, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychological assessment. Emily strives to provide a warm and validating environment to support clients in identifying and working towards goals that truly matter to them.


Adam Moreno-Mendleson, B.A.

  • Position: Psychology Trainee
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Address: Adam is a psychological trainee who earned a B.A. in psychology from Carleton College in Minnesota, and who is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology at BGSU. Before starting at the Counseling Center in the summer of 2023, Adam worked at an inpatient treatment facility for adolescent boys, as well as the BGSU Psychological Services Center. As such, he has experience working with a wide range of clients on behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues. He has also worked to support LGBTQ+, transgender, and gender nonconforming clients. Adam’s approach borrows elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a focus on interpersonal processes.

Brianna McManamon, M.A.

  • Position: Psychology Trainee
  • Pronouns: They/Them

Brianna earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. They are currently a doctoral psychology trainee enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program at Bowling Green State University, where they also earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Brianna’s previous experience has been with college students at the Psychological Services Center (PSC) on campus. Their areas of interest include but are not limited to working with the LGBTQ+ population, gender and identity issues, mood-related difficulties, and interpersonal concerns. They are excited to help students achieve their goals in an affirming and validating environment.

Updated: 10/26/2023 03:06PM