Our Staff




Aaron Krasnow, PhD, Associate Vice President, ASU Health Services & ASU Counseling Services; ASU HIPAA Privacy Officer -Professional Interests & Specialties: depression, anxiety, suicide prevention and mental health promotion, health psychology, and organizational consultation. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral. Education & Credentials: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Clark University, 2003. Licensed Psychologist, 2005.

Alyssa Fernandez, BA, Practicum Counselor - Professional Interests and Specialties- Substance Abuse, Trauma, Multicultural Issues. Theoretical Orientation - Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Education: Psy.D. (anticipated 2020) Arizona School of Professional Psychology-Argosy University; B.A. Psychology, New Mexico State University.

Amal Fayad, MSC, LAC, Clinical Fellow - Professional interests & Specialties: Trauma and crisis prevention, multi-cultural awareness, and community development. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Adlerian, motivational interviewing, Interpersonal and EMDR. Education & Credentials: M.S.C. University of Phoenix, 2016. Licensed Associate Counselor, 2017. Bilingual in Arabic/English. Memberships: American Counseling Association.

Amy Lerner Wasserbauer, PhD, Psychologist - Professional Interests & Specialties: cognitive-behavioral therapies; dialectical behavior therapy, eating disorders, body image, self-esteem development, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma resolution, interpersonal problems, couples, multicultural competence, cognitive and personality assessment, and clinical supervision. Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, Interpersonal. Education & Credentials: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 2002, Licensed Psychologist, 2005. Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) Memberships: American Psychological Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Brian Blocker, MA, LPC, Counselor - Professional Interests and Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, trauma recovery, substance abuse, anxiety and depressive disorders, self harm reduction/prevention. Theoretical Orientation, CBT, Art therapy and Expressive Arts. Mindfulness and DBT approaches. Education and Credential: Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM, Masters Degree Art Therapy/Counseling 2005; Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NM 2009; Licensed Professional Counselor AZ, 2016.

Chanelle K. Jasso, MS, Practicum Counselor - Professional interests: Neuropsychology, Military stress and resilience, Trauma. Theoretical Orientation: Eclectic approach: Cognitive Theory, Adlerian Theory, Motivational Interviewing. Education: Psy.D. (anticipated 2020) Arizona School of Professional Psychology-Argosy; M.S. Professional Counseling, Grand Canyon University; B.S. Human Services Management, University of Phoenix. Memberships: NAADAC, APA, AzPA, ANS, Div 22, Div 40.

Cody Allen, BA, Practicum Counselor - Professional interests: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use and Multi-Cultural Awareness. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Cognitive Behavioral, Object Relations, and Humanistic Approaches. Education: B.A. Kent State University, 2016. Currently Enrolled: Psy.D. Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Anticipated 2021).

Courtney Meola, BA, Practicum Counselor - Theoretical orientation: integrative approach combining Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  I believe that people have the power to change their own lives through empowerment, awareness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and understanding the connection between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Education: M.C. Arizona State University (Anticipated 2019). Professional memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA), Chi Sigma Iota (CSI).

Dolores Becerra, LCSW, Counselor/Social Worker - Professional interest & Specialties: Family work and crisis prevention. Theoretical Orientation: Solution Focused, and Functional Family Therapy.  Education & Credentials: M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach 2011, 2014.  Licensed Clinical Social Worker 2018 in Maryland and Arizona.

Elia Simon, MC, LPC, Counselor – Professional interests & specialties: process-focused, strengths-based, relational approach to work with individuals, couples and families. Theoretical orientation: family systems, structural, strategic. Education & Credentials: MC, Arizona State University, 2006. Licensed Professional Counselor, 2013. Bilingual in Hebrew/English. 

Erin Trujillo, MC, LPC, MBA, Director; ASU Counseling Services HIPAA Privacy Officer - Professional Interests & Specialties: Community development, crisis management, multi-racial/ multi-cultural identity, student athlete development, military populations, underserved populations, grief and loss. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Solution Focused, Strengths-Based, Systems, Interpersonal. Education & Credentials M.C., Arizona State University, 2004. Licensed Professional Counselor, 2010. Masters in Business Administration, Arizona State University, 2015. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Memberships: Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors.

Gina Frohlich, PsyD, CC-AASP, Psychologist - Professional Interests & Specialties: Sport psychology, outreach & consultation, EMDR, Applied Behavioral Analysis, substance use and addictions, emerging adult transitions, identity development, adjustment disorders, mood disorder, anxiety, multicultural competence, stress management. Theoretical orientation: Cognitive-behavioral, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Strengths-based/solution focused, Humanistic, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Education & Credentials: Psy.D. The Arizona School of Professional Psychology 2014. Memberships: American Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association, Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

Jessica Grossnicklaus, MA, Practicum Counselor – Professional Interests: Sports psychology and student athletes, depression, relationship issues, and identity development. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Person-centered, CBT, and ACT. Education: B.S. in Psychology, University of Nebraska-Kearney, 2016; M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University, 2018.

Joel Terry, MS, LPC, NCC, Counselor, ASU Counseling Services HIPAA Security Officer - Professional Interests & Specialties: Anxiety and mood disorders, relationship concerns, grief and loss, substance abuse, and multicultural issues. Education & Credentials: M.S., Counselor Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2011, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2017, Nationally Certified Counselor, 2011. Memberships: American Counselor Association, National Board for Certified Counselors.

John Mohammadioun, MA, Doctoral Psychology Intern – Professional Interests: Trauma recovery, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, child and adolescent therapy, and significant life adjustments. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Strength Based Therapy. Education and Credentials: B.A. in Psychology at Colorado University at Boulder, 2012;  M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute at Berkeley, 2016; Doctoral Candidate at the Wright Institute, anticipated graduation June 2019. 

Jorge Ballesteros, MS, MA, Practicum Counselor -  Professional interests and specialties- applied sport psychology, student athlete development, anxiety & depression, and multicultural counseling. Theoretical orientation: Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Interpersonal. Education: M.S. in Sport Psychology, Ball State 2017; M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ball State 2017

Kendal Kershner, PsyD, Psychologist - Professional Interests and Specialties: anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, personality disorders, adjustment issues, family of origin issues, and training. Theoretical Orientations: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and insight-oriented approaches, Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Education and Credentials: M.Ed. In Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clemson University.  M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix. Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arizona. Membership: American Psychological Association.

Kimberly Montag Caouette, PhD, Psychologist - Professional Interests & Specialties: Anxiety and mood disorders, relationship problems, grief and loss issues, transition, self-esteem and identity development, women’s issues, couples counseling, clinical supervision. Theoretical orientation: Integrative: Cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, humanistic, family systems. Education & Credentials: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Washington State University, 1993. Licensed Psychologist, 1996.

Kristi Stuckwisch, LCSW, LISAC, MAC, Interim Clinical Coordinator - Professional Interests & Specialties: Integrated behavioral health in primary care, trauma and addiction, mood disorders, trauma informed care, cultural competency in clinical service; Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Integrative, Solution Focused, Systems; Education & Credentials:  MSW, Arizona State University, 1998. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2004; Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, 2004; Master Addiction Counselor, 2017. Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers; National Association of Alcohol Drug Addiction Counselors, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science; Arizona Counselors Association

LaToya Grigler, MA, LPC, Counselor, Senior - Professional Interests & Specialties: Anxiety, Mood, and Adjustment disorders, Relational problems, Bereavement. Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered, with utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Education & Credentials: M.A. in Professional Counseling, Argosy University, Phoenix, 2009. AZBBHE Licensed Professional Counselor, 2016. AZBBHE board approved clinical supervisor.

Leah Wolin, BS, Practicum Counselor - Professional Interests:  Anxiety, depression, co-dependency and addiction, trauma and recovery.  Theoretical Orientation:  Person-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused, existential, mindfulness.  Education and credentials:  B.S. Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, 2015

Lilia G. Miramontes, PhD, Training Director - Professional Interests & Specialties: Cognitive-behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and mood disorders, multicultural competence, first generation college students, and acculturation concerns. Theoretical orientation: cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches. Education & Credentials: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, 2011. Memberships: National Latina/o Psychological Association; Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies. Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Lisa Gaudet, PsyD, Psychologist - Professional Interests & Specialties: PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. Theoretical orientation: Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and existential approaches. Education & Credentials: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, Licensed Psychologist, 1998.

Madison Martins, MS, MA, Practicum Counselor - Professional interests & specialties: Performance enhancement, trauma, and multi-cultural awareness.  Theoretical Orientation: An integrative approach to cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered.  Education & Credentials: M.S. California State University, Long Beach, 2016; M.A. Midwestern University, 2018; Doctoral Candidate, Midwestern University.  Memberships: American Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association, Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Marci Haines, MA, Practicum Counselor – Professional Interests & Specialties: anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment issues, neuropsychology, and trauma. Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Strength-Based Therapy. Education & Credentials: Psy.D. (anticipated 2021) Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University; M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, 2018; M.A. Teaching & Learning, Brigham Young University, 1995; B.S. Elementary Education, Brigham Young University, 1993. Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA), Arizona Neuropsychological Society (AZNS).

Mark Kent, PhD, Psychologist - Professional Interests: Anxiety disorders, health psychology/primary care behavioral health, LGBTQI populations, military populations, mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders. Theoretical orientation: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Integrative, Interpersonal, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Education and Credentials: M.S. in Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, 2003; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Fresno, 2015.

Matthew Brace, MAS-MFT, LMFT - Professional Interests & Specialties: Relational distress, adjustment issues, family of origin issues, trauma informed care, and substance use.  Theoretical Orientation: Attachment theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  Education & Credentials: B.S. Communications, B.S. Family & Human Development, Arizona State University, 2012.  Masters of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University, 2013.  AzBBHE Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2016.  AzBBHE Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Max Stoltenberg, LPC, Counselor - Professional Interests and Specialties: Anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, and supervision and training. Theoretical Orientation: Existential, somatic, and psychoanalytic. Education & Credentials: Masters Degree in Counseling from University of Phoenix, 2000; Licensed Professional Counselor, 2004.

Meadow Clerico, BS, Practicum Counselor – Professional Interest: Military/Veteran population, Multi-cultural awareness. Theoretical Orientation: Family Systems, and Person-Centered Counseling. Education: B.S. Psychology, Boise State University, 2016. Psy.D. Psychology, anticipated 2020, Clinical Psychology at Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix.

Misa Yanagisawa, MSW, LCSW, Counselor - Professional Interests & Specialties: International, multi-racial, multi-cultural identity. Trauma/PTSD issues. Substance abuse and mental health issue co-occurring. Military population and its unique challenges. Therapy Methods: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Art Therapy. Education: Master of Social Work 2005. Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Certified Clinical Supervisor. Cultural competency: Bilingual in Japanese/English. Biological Japanese fluency, Kimono presentation since 1999 for diversity training at U.S. Air force base in Japan, Maricopa County and Art lecture at Phoenix Art Museum. A cellist in Phoenix Community College Orchestra and a few other chamber groups.

Monica Pineda, MA, LAC - Clinical Fellow - Professional Interests & Specialties: Emotional health, stress and crisis management, trauma, grief and loss, parenting, multi-racial/multi-cultural identity, underserved populations, immigration. Theoretical Orientation: Eclectic/Integrative, Solution Focused, DBT, CBT, Strengths-Based, Systems, Positive Psychology. Education & Credentials Masters in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization, Latino Mental Health Concentration, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2011. Licensed Associate Counselor, 2015. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Memberships: Arizona Counselors Association.

Nicole Woodruff, BS, Practicum Counselor – Professional Interests: Multicultural counseling, LGBT issues, public outreach, anxiety and mood disorders. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Constructivist, Cognitive. Education and Credentials: B.S. in Psychology and Political Science, Arizona State University, 2015. Memberships: American Counseling Association.

Rachel Bahadar, MC, LPC, Clinical Director - Professional Interests and Specialties: LGBTQIA population, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and complex trauma, student athlete development, sexual violence, identity development, anxiety and mood disorder, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and supervision and training. Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused, Strengths-Based, Existential, Person Centered, and Family Systems. Education & Credentials: M.C. University of Phoenix, 2008; Licensed Professional Counselor, 2012.  Memberships: Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services.

Rebecca Semel, MSEd, Doctoral Psychology Intern - Professional interests & Specialties: Multicultural counseling, feminist therapy, child and adolescent psychology, and vocational psychology. Theoretical orientation: Integrative, Client-centered, relational-cultural, psychodynamic. Education & Credentials: Doctoral Candidate, Columbia University, anticipated graduation May 2019. M.S.Ed, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.

Roberto Rentería, MA, Practicum Counselor - Professional interests & Specialties: Identity development and mental health, racial/ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ individuals, depression and anxiety, multicultural issues. Theoretical Orientation: Multicultural, Interpersonal, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Education & Credentials: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University, 2018. Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Roumen Bezergianov, LPC, Counselor - Professional Interests and Specialties: Cultural adjustment, anxiety, mood disorders, suicide prevention, stress and wellness, men's issues. Theoretical Orientation: humanistic, logotherapy, strengths-based approaches, CBT. Education and Credentials: M.C. Arizona State University, 2006.

Rhonda Pruitt, MEd, LPC, LISAC, Counselor, Senior - Almost an Arizona native and First Generation College Graduate. Professional Interests & Specialties: student personal and academic success, interpersonal and family relationship development, attention deficit disorder support, crisis intervention/management, substance use/abuse concerns, group and individual therapy. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative; person centered, strength-based, solution focused, systems approach, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness. Education and Credentials: Masters in Education Counseling, Northern Arizona University 1994, Bachelors of Science in Justice Studies with a minor in Sociology, Arizona State University, 1992, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona 2004, Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona 1996, Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor-National certification in 2001. Memberships: National Association of Forensic Counselors.

Samantha McCasland, MAS-MFT, LMFT, Counselor – Professional Interests & Specialties: anxiety and depression, trauma recovery, stress management. Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral, family systems, strength-based, mindfulness. Education and Credentials: Masters of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University, 2014. AZBBHE Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, 2017.

Sarah Smidstra, MS, LAC, Clinical Fellow - Professional interests & Specialties: Crisis intervention/management, underserved populations, trauma and substance abuse. Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, Solution Focused. Education & Credentials: B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University, 2006. Master of Science, Professional Counseling, Grand Canyon University, 2016. Licensed Associate Counselor, 2016.

Sherrie Aulds, BS, Practicum Counselor - Professional interests:  Adult health and wellness; Theoretical Orientation:  wholistic treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy.  M.S.W. Arizona State University, anticipated 2019. 

Sophie Bryan, MA, ATR, Doctoral Psychology Intern Professional Interests & Specialties: Health psychology, sports psychology, anxiety, stress management, trauma, program development, multi-cultural awareness and expressive therapy. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Bio psycho social, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, and interpersonal. Education & Credentials: Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology (anticipated 2019); M.A. Alliant International University (CSPP), 2016; M.A. Loyola Marymount University, 2006 in Marriage and Family Therapy; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA), 2009; Registered Art Therapist (ATR), 2008. Memberships: American Psychology Association (APA), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP).

Tamieka Hamilton, LCSW, Social Worker, Clinical Care Coordinator – Professional Interests & Specialties: Anxiety disorders, stress management/reduction, grief and loss, childhood trauma & recovery, crisis intervention, case management, women’s issues. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and feminist approaches. Education & Credentials: Masters of Social Work, University of Southern California, 2009. Licensed Clinical Social Worker 2014. Memberships: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Veronica Perez-Cake, LMSW, Clinical Fellow - Professional Interests & Specialties:  living with chronic illness, military families, first-generation college students, and crisis management.  Theoretical Orientation:  Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, and Reality Therapy.  Education & Credentials:  B.S. in Sociology, Minor in Social Welfare, Arizona State University, 2010.  M.S.W. in Social Work- Clinical Practice, New Mexico Highlands University, 2014.  AZBBHE Licensed Master Social Worker, 2015.  Memberships:  NAMI.

Xiaoli Wang, LPC, CRC, Counselor - Professional Interests & Specialties: Individual, couple and group counseling, interpersonal/relationship struggles, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress, mood and anxiety disorders, grief/loss processes, crisis management, disability/rehabilitation/adjustment counseling, vocational counseling, supervision and training, professional ethics, cultural competence and international college students’ adjustment issues. Theoretical Orientation: EMDR, trauma informed care, interpersonal process therapy, psychoeducation/prevention, cultural-relational, solution focused strength based therapy, humanistic, mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy. Credentials: Licensed professional counselor and Certified Rehabilitation counselor. Bilingual in Chinese/English.

Yue (Brian) Shi, MA, Practicum Counselor - Professional Interests & Specialties: Adjustment, anxiety, depression, interpersonal skills development, substance use, multicultural and career counseling. Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic, solution-focused. Education & Credentials: M.A. in Counseling, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2015. Bilingual in Chinese and English.



Brittany James - Administrative Assistant

Gina Avila - Administrative Assistant

Joanne Anderson – Associate Director

Lori Stevens – Fiscal Specialist

Molly Gray – HR Specialist

Nancy Gomez - Administrative Associate

Ramona Robles - Administrative Associate

Sandra Pesqueira - Office Supervisor

Sharon Smith - Administrative Associate

Sharon Wielert- Administrative Associate

Stacy Borowske- Administrative Associate

Valerie Foster-Yazzie - Administrative Assistant