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Meet the team

Meet the team

ASU Counseling Services team design

The ASU Counseling Team is designed as a  multidisciplinary framework for meeting the mental health needs of students. Our design consists of targeted teams: leadership, access to same day services, intensive care, continuing care, training, outreach and support services.

Leadership

As a leadership team, we work together to design a fluid counseling experience for everyone, whether you come to one of our centers, seek out resources, give us a call or set up an appointment.

Aaron

Aaron Krasnow, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President/Director

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Associate Vice President, ASU Health Services & ASU Counseling Services
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Clark University
Professional Interests: Dr. Krasnow’s professional interests include depression, anxiety, suicide prevention and mental health promotion, health psychology and organizational consultation.

Amy Lerner Wasserbauer

Amy Lerner Wasserbauer
Assistant Director, Continuing Care

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Assistant Director, Continuing Care
Clinical Lead - Downtown
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
Professional Interests:  Dr. Wasserbauer’s professional interests include treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, interpersonal concerns, eating disorder assessment and referrals, self-esteem development, trauma informed therapy, multicultural competence, and clinical supervision.
Professional Membership: IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)
Personal Interests: Dr. Wasserbauer’s personal interests include traveling, hiking, singing, trying new recipes, puzzling and spending time with friends and family.

Carrie Monica

Carrie Monica
Associate Director, Outreach

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Position: Associate Director
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Social Work, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Carrie Monica’s professional interests include school and community-based behavioral health services, public education and special education-K-12 in institutions, suicide prevention, grant management, capacity building, child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, staff and leadership development. 
Professional Membership: National Association of Social Workers
Personal Interests: Carrie’s personal interests include tennis, beach vacations, time with family and friends, snuggling with pets, indulging in good food, surrounding myself with positive people who have a good sense of humor.

Erin Morris

Erin Morris
Assistant Director, Access

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Assistant Director, Access
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Masters in Community Counseling, Argosy University
Professional Interests: Erin Morris’ professional interests include anxiety and mood disorders, crisis management, trauma resolution, adjustment issues and stress management.
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Erin’s personal interests include spending time with friends and family, traveling whenever possible, live music, being outdoors and getting lost in a good book

Erin Trujillo

Erin Trujillo
Director

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Director
Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
Languages: Spanish and English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Counseling (MC), Arizona State University
Master in Business Administration (MBA), Arizona State University 
Professional Interests: Erin Trujillo’s interests include design thinking and change management, community and leadership development, suicide prevention, managing grief, adjustment and change, student athlete mental health, and Latinx populations.
Professional Membership:
Association for University and College Center Counseling Directors
ASU Chicano Latino Faculty and Staff Association
Personal Interests: Erin’s interests include travelling the world with the smallest bag of luggage possible, being outdoors (active and not), watching the World Cup, and local food scenes.

Kendal Kershner

Kendal Kershner
Psychologist, Practicum Training Lead

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Psychologist, Practicum Training Lead
Pronouns: He/Him
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clemson University
Master in Clinical Psychology, The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University 
Professional Interests: Dr. Kershner’s professional interests include anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, personality disorders, adjustment issues, family of origin issues, and training. 
Professional Membership:
American Psychological Association
Personal Interests: Dr. Kershner’s personal interests include sports.

Kimberly Montag Caouette

Kimberly Montag Caouette
Clinical Lead, West

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Psychologist - West Campus Lead
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Washington State University
Professional Interests: Dr. Caouette’s professional interests include anxiety and mood disorders, relationship problems, grief and loss issues, transition, self-esteem and identity development, women’s issues and clinical supervision. 
Professional Memberships:
Personal Interests: Dr. Caouette’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, music, reading, movies, taking long walks and watching sports.

 Lilia G. Miramontes

Lilia G. Miramontes
Training Director

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Training Director
Pronouns:she/her/hers
Languages: Spanish and English
Education (degree, school):
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Washington State University
Professional Interests: Dr. Miramontes professional interests include training, supervision from a developmental model, development of trainees, cognitive-behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, mood disorders, cultural humility, first generation and undocumented college students, and acculturation concerns.
Professional Membership:
National Latinx Psychological Association, Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
Personal Interests: Dr. Miramontes’ personal interests include yoga, traveling, spending time with family and friends and trying new foods.

Matthew Brace

Matthew Brace
Clinical Lead, Polytechnic

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Position: Clinical Lead - Poly campus
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
B.S. Communication, Arizona State University
B.S. Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
Master of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Matthew Brace’s professional interests include relational distress, adjustment issues, family of origin issues, grief and loss, trauma informed care and identifying purpose and meaning. 
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Matthew’s personal interests include spending time outdoors, exercise and staying active, learning new things, traveling, landscape and woodworking projects.

Rachel Bahadar

Rachel Bahadar
Associate Director/Clinical Director

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Associate Director/Clinical Director
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers            
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Bachelors in Sociology, Arizona State University/ Masters of Counseling, University of Phoenix. 
Professional Interests: Rachel Bahadar’s professional interests include 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.
Professional Membership: Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS)
Personal Interests:Rachel’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, meditation, fitness, music, attending live events, and trying new experiences.

Sandy Pesqueira

Sandy Pesqueira
Office Supervisor

Position: Office Supervisor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English and Spanish
Professional Interests: Sandy Pesqueira’s professional interests include customer services and office management.
Personal Interests: Sandy’s personal interests include traveling, sports and camping.

Shirley Yang

Shirley Yang
Assistant Director, Intensive Care

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Assistant Director, Intensive Care
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Psychology, Midwestern University
Professional Interests: Dr. Yang’s professional interests include adjustment and life transitions, mindfulness based interventions, mood disorders, supervision and training, and trauma.
Professional Membership: 
Arizona Psychological Association
Arizona Psychological Foundation
Personal Interests: Dr. Yang’s personal interests include traveling, trying new foods, spending time with my family, dogs and friends.

Dolores Becerra

Dolores Becerra
Care Coordinator

Licensure:Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Position: Care Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Social Work, California State University
Professional Interests: Dolores Becarra’s professional interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, families and military populations.
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Dolores’ personal interests include running, traveling, spending time with family and friends and finding unique restaurants with amazing food.

Access

We are the first clinicians you meet at ASU Counseling Services.  We help you connect with the right service for your needs. 

Brian Blocker

Brian Blocker
Counselor

Licensure:Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): 
Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Southwestern College
Master in Art Therapy
Professional Interests: Brian Blocker’s professional interests include  Art Therapy, trauma recovery, substance abuse, anxiety and depressive disorders, and  harm reduction and prevention. 

Chelsea Cambron

Chelsea Cambron
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): BS in Family & Human Development from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU in 2017; Masters of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy from ASU in 2018.
Professional Interests: Chelsea Cambron’s professional interests include trauma-informed care, relational distress, the Family Life Cycle, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, LGBTQIA+ populations, life transitions, young adulthood, stress management, emotional regulation, mindfulness, eating disorders.
Professional Membership: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Personal Interests: Chelsea’s personal interests include food, cooking, baking, hiking, nature, music, coffee, animals, and environmental welfare.

Donnie Daggett

Donnie Daggett
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Associate Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns:he /him /his
Languages: English 
Education (degree, school):
Master in Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University
Master in Sport Psychology, Argosy University
Professional Interests: Donnie Daggett’s professional interests include anxiety, depression, stress, sport psychology, meditation, trauma, spirituality and religion.
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Donnie’s personal interests include quantum physics, metaphysics, science fiction, sports, philosophy and religion.

Elia Simon

Elia Simon
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns:she/her/hers
Languages: Hebrew and English
Education (degree, school)
Master of Community Counseling, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Elia Simon’s professional interests include process-focused, strengths-based, relational approach to working with individuals, couples and families.
Professional Membership: 
Personal Interests: Elia’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking, learning about nutrition, listening to podcasts, story-telling and playing with her dog.

Genaro Huerta

Genaro Huerta
Clinician

Licensure: Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor
Position: Clinician
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: Spanish and English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Master in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Master in Counseling Psychology, Capella University
Master in Health Administration, University of Phoenix
Professional Interests: Dr. Huerta’s professional interests include, working with ethnic minorities with a focus on Latino Population, relationship problems, domestic violence, underserved populations, trauma recovery, interpersonal concerns, grief and loss, mood disorders, substance abuse, and acculturation concerns. 
Professional Membership: 
Arizona Psychological Association (APA)
National Latino Psychological Association (NLPA)
The Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA)
Personal Interests: Dr. Huerta’s personal interests include playing sports, watching NBA and NFL games, relaxing at the beach or in rainy places with plenty of pine trees, studio recording, traveling, DIY projects, and of course, spending time with family and friends. 

Mark Kent

Mark Kent
Psychologist

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Psychologist
Pronouns: he/him/his
Languages:English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
Professional Interests: Dr. Kent’s professional interests include anxiety disorders, health psychology/primary care behavioral health, LGBTQI populations, military populations, mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders.
Professional Membership: American Psychological Association (APA); Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA).
Personal Interests: Dr. Kent's personal interests include traveling, spending time with family and friends, architecture, gardening, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Matthew Brace

Matthew Brace
Clinical Lead, Polytechnic

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Position: Clinical Lead - Polytechnic
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
B.S. Communication, Arizona State University
B.S. Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
Master of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Matthew Brace’s professional interests include relational distress, adjustment issues, family of origin issues, grief and loss, trauma informed care and identifying purpose and meaning. 
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Matthew’s personal interests include spending time outdoors, exercise and staying active, learning new things, traveling, landscape and woodworking projects.

Megan Lindsay Brown

Megan Lindsay Brown
Counselor

Licensure: In progress
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): BSW, University of Utah, MSW, University of Utah, PhD, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Dr. Megan Lindsay Brown’s professional interests include anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, family systems, intimate partner violence, relational health, and Trauma Informed Care. Her theoretical orientations are: Strength-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.
Personal Interests: Megan’s personal interests include exercise and baking, spending time with her family.
 

Rhonda Pruitt

Rhonda Pruitt
Counselor Senior

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor
Position: Counselor Senior
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Master in Education Counseling, Northern Arizona University
B.S. in Justice Studies with a minor in Sociology, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Rhonda Pruitt’s professional interests include supporting students to capitalize on their strengths and reframe their challenges; finish that PhD, make friends in college, further explore your academics/career, let go of fears and embrace the next step. Attention Deficit tools; time management, goal setting and planning, more motivation and less procrastination. Facilitating support circles and therapy groups. Justice and carceral reform.  
Professional Membership: National Association of Forensic Counselors
Personal Interests: Rhonda’s personal interests include traveling anywhere near or far, exploring ancient and present-day cultures and people, including myself, trying unfamiliar food, puzzles, a good laugh and the company of family and friends.

Roxanna Francies

Roxanna Francies
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor         
Pronouns: she/hers
Languages: Spanish, English
Education (degree, school): B.S in Psychology, The University of Arizona; Master of Counseling, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Roxanna Francies’ professional interests include Somatic Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Professional Membership: National Certified Counselor
Personal Interests: Roxanna’s personal interests inlcude intimate partner violence and healthy relationships, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and attachment styles, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and stress management.

Roumen Bezergianov

Roumen Bezergianov
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and English
Education (degree, school):
Master of Counseling, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Roumen Bezergianov’s professional interests include cultural adjustment, anxiety, mood disorders, suicide prevention, stress and wellness, men's issues.
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Roumen’s personal interests include chess, hiking, swimming and poetry. 

Sonia (Sonam) Sharma

Sonia (Sonam) Sharma
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Associate Counselor
Position:  Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English
Education: Grand Canyon University; Masters in Professional Counseling
Professional Interests: Sonia Sharma’s professional interests include first generation students, Indian (South Asian) populations, anxiety, trauma and stress related disorders, self-esteem and self-worth building.
Personal Interests: Sonia’s personal interests include hiking, reading, watching friends, listening to music. 

Matt Miescke

Matt Miescke
Counselor

Licensure:Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: He/Him
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Master of Counseling, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Matt Miescke’s professional interests include anxiety, depression, first-generation populations, grief and loss, identity development, first responder trauma, sports psychology and stress.
Professional Membership: 
Personal Interests: Matt’s personal interests include hiking, kayaking, triathlon (swimming/biking/running), watching collegiate and pro sports and domestic and foriegn travel.

Continuing Care

We provide goal directed next step services including individual and group sessions.

Amy Lerner Wasserbauer

Amy Lerner Wasserbauer
Assistant Director, Continuing Care

Licensure:Licensed Psychologist
Position: Assistant Director, Continuing Care
Clinical Lead - Downtown
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
Professional Interests:  Dr. Wasserbauer’s professional interests include treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, interpersonal concerns, eating disorder assessment and referrals, self-esteem development, trauma informed therapy, multicultural competence, and clinical supervision.
Professional Membership: IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)
Personal Interests: Dr. Wasserbauer’s personal interests include traveling, hiking, singing, trying new recipes, puzzling and spending time with friends and family.

Gina Frohlich

Gina Frohlich
Psychologist

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist, Certified Consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Position: Psychologist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages:English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, The Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Professional Interests: Dr. Frohlich’s professional interests include sport psychology, outreach and consultation, Applied Behavioral Analysis, substance use and addictions, emerging adult transitions, identity development, adjustment disorders, mood disorder, anxiety, multicultural competence and stress management.
Professional Membership: 
American Psychological Association
Arizona Psychological Association
Association of Applied Sport Psychology

Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray
Psychologist

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Psychologist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Professional Interests: Dr. Gray’s professional interests include psychological assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders and body image, developmental disabilities, health psychology/primary care behavioral health, adjustment to life transitions, grief and loss, and parenting/family issues. 
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Dr. Gray’s personal interests include travel, yoga, reading and spending time with family and friends. 

Jeff Simmons

Jeff Simmons
Sport Clinician

Licensure: Pre-Licensed (Application pending)
Position: Sport Clinician
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA
BA, Computer Science, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Professional Interests: Dr. Simmons’s professional interests include sport and performance psychology, anxiety and mood disorders, biofeedback and mental health technology, psychological assessment, addiction and substance use, grief and loss, identity development, relationship issues and social equity.
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Society, Association for Psychological Science, San Diego Psychological Association
Personal Interests: Dr. Simmons’s personal interests include sports, outdoor activities, travel, learning, video games, science and danger.

Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Associate Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Mandarin and English
Education (degree, school):
Master of Counseling, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Joyce Chen’s professional interests include anxiety, stress management, self-compassion, mindfulness, international student populations.
Professional Membership: 
Personal Interests: Joyce’s personal interests include music and culinary arts.

Kendal Kershner

Kendal Kershner
Psychologist

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Psychologist
Pronouns: He/Him
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clemson University
Master in Clinical Psychology, The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University 
Professional Interests: Dr. Kershner’s professional interests include anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, personality disorders, adjustment issues, family of origin issues, and training. 
Professional Membership:
American Psychological Association
Personal Interests: Dr. Kershner’s personal interests include sports.

Kimberly Montag Caouette

Kimberly Montag Caouette
Clinical Lead, West

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Clinical Lead, West
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Washington State University
Professional Interests: Dr. Caouette’s professional interests include anxiety and mood disorders, relationship problems, grief and loss issues, transition, self-esteem and identity development, women’s issues and clinical supervision. 
Professional Memberships:
Personal Interests: Dr. Caouette’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, music, reading, movies, taking long walks and watching sports.

LaToya Grigler

LaToya Grigler
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Professional Counseling, Argosy University
Professional Interests: LaToya Grigler’s professional interests include anxiety, mood and adjustment disorders, relational problems grief and loss, Black/African American populations.

Misa Yanagisawa

Misa Yanagisawa
Counselor

Licensure:Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Position: Counselor
Pronouns:She/her/hers
Languages: Japanese and English
Education (degree, school):
Master of Social Work, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Misa Yanagisawa’s professional interests include diversity, multicultural issues, post traumatic stress disorder, trauma therapy and art therapy.
Professional Membership:NA
Personal Interests: Misa’s personal interests are art appreciation, traveling, playing music (cello) and hiking. 

Yonsu Yi

Yonsu Yi
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: she/her.hers
Languages: Korean and English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Trauma resolution, early childhood adverse experiences, life transition, anxiety and depression, mood disorder, interpersonal and, family relationship, academic success, stress management, international students and  ethnic minority students
Professional Membership:
Arizona Marriage and Family Therapist
Personal Interests: Yonsu’s personal interests include scrapbook making, traveling, restaurant hunting, spending time with family, music, cooking and trying new recipes.
 

Intensive Care 

We help the clinical and medical teams when you need more assessment and care.  We work with hospitals, and when you permit, we help ensure you are connected to helpful resources within the university to help keep your academic goals stable.

Paulina Avila

Paulina Avila
Clinical Fellow

Licensure: Licensed Master Social Worker 
Position: Clinical Fellow
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Spanish and English
Education (degree, school): 
Arizona State University, Master of Social Work. Arizona State University- Graduate Certificate in Latino Cultural Competency in Social Work. Arizona State University, Bachelor of Social Work. Arizona State University, Minor in Family and Human Development. 
Professional Interests: Paulina Avila’s professional interests include crisis intervention and management, depression and anxiety disorders, first-generation students (hispanic/latinx populations), women's issues; mental health prevention and early intervention. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT];  Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based/Solution-Focused Therapy [SFT] and mindfulness-based approaches.
Personal Interests: Paulina’s personal interests include spending time with her family and loved ones, traveling, being outdoors in nature, reading, professional continuing education opportunities (conferences, trainings, seminar/webinars, etc.).

Shirley Yang

Shirley Yang
Assistant Director, Intensive Care

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Assistant Director, Intensive Care
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Psychology, Midwestern University
Professional Interests: Dr. Yang’s professional interests include adjustment and life transitions, mindfulness based interventions, mood disorders, supervision and training, and trauma.
Professional Membership: 
Arizona Psychological Association
Arizona Psychological Foundation
Personal Interests: Dr. Yang’s personal interests include traveling, trying new foods, spending time with my family, dogs and friends.

Tamara Mitchell

Tamara Mitchell
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) California and Arizona 
Position: Counselor 
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Languages: English 
Education (degree, school): MSW: University of Southern California, BA in psychology: California State University, Long Beach
Professional Interests: Tamara Mitchell’s profession interests include anxiety and depression, adjustment issues, enhancing interpersonal and family relationships, early childhood mental health, increasing access to mental health services for underserved populations, prevention and early intervention and community mental health.  
Personal Interests: Tamara’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, reading, baking and anything creative.

Wais Khairandesh

Wais Khairandesh
Counselor/Sport Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Associate Counselor
Position: Counselor/Sport Counselor  
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Languages: Persian, Dari, English
Education (degree, school): B.A. Psychology from Northern Arizona University 2014; M.A. Counseling with specialization in Sport & Health Psychology 2017
Professional Interests: Wais Khairandesh’s professional interests include immigrants and refugees, complex trauma, athletes, underserved societies, and crisis management.
Professional Membership: International Association of Trauma Professionals 
Personal Interests: Wais’ personal interests include health and wellness, comedy, music, and literature.

Outreach 

We build scalable resources, training and communities to support mental health across ASU’s student population.

Carrie Monica

Carrie Monica
Associate Director, Outreach

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Position: Associate Director, Outreach
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Master in Social Work, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Carrie Monica’s professional interests include school and community-based behavioral health services, public education and special education-K-12 in institutions, youth substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, public health prevention, Promotora Community Health Worker Model, grant management, capacity building, strategic planning, child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, trauma-informed care for educators, staff and leadership development. 
Professional Membership: National Association of Social Workers
Personal Interests: Carrie’s personal interests include tennis, beach vacations, time with family and friends, snuggling with pets, indulging in good food, surrounding myself with positive people who have a good sense of humor.

Grace Kirker

Grace Kirker
Assistant Director

Licensure: Certified Health Education Specialist
Position: Assistant Director
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Bachelors of Health Education and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
Master in Public Administration, Grand Canyon University
Professional Interests: Grace Kirker’s professional interests include suicide prevention and mental health promotion, youth substance use prevention, women’s health, public education K-12, community and program development. 
Professional Membership: American College Health Association
Personal Interests: Grace’s personal interests include exploring new places, sharing stories and pictures of pets, live music, swapping podcasts and Netflix recommendations and spending time with her family and friends.

Yasmin Puhuyesva

Yasmin Puhuyesva
Program Coordinator Senior

Position: Program Coordinator Senior
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school):
Bachelors in Psychology; Adolescent, Community, and Education, The University of Arizona State University, Masters in Higher and Post-Secondary Education, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Yasmin Puhuyesva’s professional Interests include mental health awareness and promotion, trauma informed care and community awareness, community and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ+, and suicide prevention.
Professional Membership:
Personal Interests: Yasmin’s personal interests include traveling, hiking and kayaking, trying new arts and crafts, attending food and music festivals, DIY projects and game nights with friends and family. 

Support

We are the faces you see and the voices you hear when you enter ASU Counseling
Services. We help make sure you are scheduled and connected to a counselor when you need it.

Ariana Gomez

Ariana Gomez
Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English and Spanish
Professional Interests: Ariana Gomez's professional interests include working with a diverse population, having empathy and compassion for students and anyone else calling or walking into our offices, and making sure students' needs are met from their very first interaction.
Personal Interests: Ariana’s personal interests include spending time with her family, friends and 3 dogs, traveling, baking, watching movies, going to breweries, and fitness.

Jessyca Manjarrez

Jessyca Manjarrez
Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Spanish and English
Professional Interests: Jessyca Manjarrez’s professional interests include enthusiasm and genuine interest in making a difference on student’s experience in Counseling Services.
Personal Interests: Jessyca’s personal interests include traveling, trying out new restaurants and hanging out with her family.

Megan Hale

Megan Hale
Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: she/her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Bachelors in Organizational Leadership
Professional Interests: Megan Hale’s professional interests include organizational leadership.
Personal Interests: Megan’s personal interests inclue a love of singing, dance, and hanging out with friends and family.

Sandy Pesqueria

Sandy Pesqueria
Office Supervisor

Position:  Office Supervisor
Pronouns:
Languages: English, Spanish
Professional Interests: Sandy Pesqueira’s professional interests include customer service and office management.
Personal Interests: Sandy’s personal interests include traveling, sports and camping.

Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith
Administrative Associate

Position: Administrative Associate
Pronouns: She/her
Languages: English
Professional Interests: Sharon Smith’s professional interests include working with the diverse population of students and staff.
Personal Interests: Sharon’s personal interests include traveling, listening to live music and spending time with her family.

Valerie Foster-Yazzie

Valerie Foster-Yazzie
Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): 
B.S. in Justice Studies, Arizona State University
A.A.S. in Justice Studies, Mesa Community College
Professional Interests: Valerie Foster-Yazzie’s professional interests include working with a diverse population at the university level and working with the Training Committee at Counseling Services. I also work with ASU Health Services as their Education Coordinator. 
Personal Interests: Valerie’s personal interests include traveling, visiting family on the east coast, reading, going to the movies, listening to music, attending concerts, spending time at the beach and spending time with my family.

Intern and Practicum

We are masters and doctoral students completing training under the supervision and licensure of the professional clinical team at ASU Counseling Services.  We support all clinical teams, at every location. 

 

Counseling Interns

Counseling – Practicum Counselor

Preston Battles

Shelbi Baros

Pauline Freud

Dana Homaijani

Halle Gydesen

Yeeun Kim

 

Hannah Martinson

 

Rachel Miller

 

Shaheen Neil

 

Remony Perlman

 

Matthew Steranka