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

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 in K-12 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, and time with family and friends.

Erin Trujillo

Erin Trujillo
Assistant Vice President/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. 
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.

Yonsu Yi

Yonsu Yi
Clinical Lead, Polytechnic

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Position: Clinical Lead, Polytechnic
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.

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.
Personal Interests: Dolores’ personal interests include running, traveling, spending time with family and friends and finding unique restaurants with amazing food.

Adisa Haznadar

Adisa Haznadar
Assistant Director/ Access

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Assistant Director/ Access
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Psychology, Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Thessaly in Greece
and Leipzig University in Germany
Bachelors in Psychology, University of Philosophy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Professional Interests: Adisa’s professional interests include identity
concerns, international students, sport psychology, trauma, diversity and
multicultural issues, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
Professional Membership: American Psychological Society, Association for
Applied Sport Psychology, International Society of Sport Psychology
Personal Interests: Adisa’s personal interests include traveling, outdoor
activities, exercising, photography, reading, spending time with her animals
and loved ones.

Tamara Mitchell

Tamara Mitchell
Assistant Director, Crisis & Consultation

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) California and Arizona 
Position: Assistant Director, Crisis & Consultation
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.

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Maame Amoa-Asare
Health Analyst Sr

Position: Health Analyst Sr
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): MPH in Epidemiology, Emory University, BA in Psychology, NYU
Professional Memberships: American Public Health Association, ASU African and African American Faculty and Staff Association
Professional Interests: Population focused health equity, adverse childhood experiences, help seeking barriers, dissemination and implementation science, data visualizations.
Personal Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, trying new foods, and DIY projects like making perfumes, clothes, pottery.

Access

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

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.

Adisa Haznadar

Adisa Haznadar
Assistant Director/ Access

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Assistant Director/ Access
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers​​​​​​​
Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Psychology, Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Thessaly in Greece
and Leipzig University in Germany
Bachelors in Psychology, University of Philosophy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Professional Interests: Adisa’s professional interests include identity
concerns, international students, sport psychology, trauma, diversity and
multicultural issues, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
Professional Membership: American Psychological Society, Association for
Applied Sport Psychology, International Society of Sport Psychology
Personal Interests: Adisa’s personal interests include traveling, outdoor
activities, exercising, photography, reading, spending time with her animals
and loved ones.

preston

Preston Battles
Clinician

Position: Clinician
Pronouns: he/him/él
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.; University of Missouri-Columbia)
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, National Latinx Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association
Professional Interests: Preston's professional interests include liberation and social justice psychology, counselor development, and therapeutic effectiveness.
Personal Interests: Preston's personal interests include spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors, fitness, and playing guitar.

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.

Matthew Brace

Matthew Brace
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Position: Counselor
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. 
Personal Interests: Matthew’s personal interests include spending time outdoors, exercise and staying active, learning new things, traveling, landscape and woodworking projects.

Jazmine A. Morales

Jazmine A. Morales
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Master Social Worker
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Spanish and English
Education (degree, school): Master’s in Social Work- Direct Practice, Arizona State University. Bachelor’s in Social Work with a minor in Psychology, Arizona State University.
Professional Interests: Jazmine’s professional interests include working with LGBTQIA+, first generation students, anxiety disorders, self-esteem development, trauma informed therapy, relationship problems and grief/loss. Jazmine utilizes a variety of modalities including Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Personal Interests: Jazmine’s personal interests include traveling, baking, being outdoors, attending live events and spending time with her loved ones and her two dogs.

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.
Personal Interests: Donnie’s personal interests include quantum physics, metaphysics, science fiction, sports, philosophy and religion.

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.
Personal Interests: Matt’s personal interests include hiking, kayaking, triathlon (swimming/biking/running), watching collegiate and pro sports and domestic and foriegn travel.

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.
Personal Interests: Roumen’s personal interests include chess, hiking, swimming and poetry. 

Sonia (Sonam) Sharma

Sonia (Sonam) Sharma
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Professional 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. 

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Krystal Galvan
Clinician

Position: Clinician 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: Spanish and English
Education (degree, school):
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Master in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Professional Interests: Dr. Galvan’s professional interests include,
working with non-traditional students, first generation students,
international students. In addition, she is passionate about working with
students struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, transitions,
relationships, interpersonal concerns, and ADHD.
Professional Membership: American Psychological Association (APA)
Personal Interests: Dr. Galvan’s personal interests include spending time
with her 2 dogs, spending time with friends and family, reading, watching
reality tv, scuba diving, and spending as much time outdoors.

Paulina Avila

Paulina Mass
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Master Social Worker 
Position: Counselor
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'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.).

Angela Liu

Angela Liu
Counselor

Licensure:  Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English and Mandarin
Education (degree, school):
Master of Counseling, Arizona State University​​​​​​​
Professional Interests: Angela's professional interests include anxiety,
depression, self-esteem, stress management, grief and loss, interpersonal
concerns, international students, trauma-informed therapy, play therapy, art
therapy, and sandtray therapy.
Personal Interests: Angela's personal interests include cats, food, nature,
music, movies, and books

Melissa Beecher

Melissa Beecher
Clinical Fellow

Licensure: Licensed Master Social Worker
Position: Clinical Fellow
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Masters in Social Work and Public Administration, Arizona State University. Bachelors in Sociology, Arizona State University. Associates in Film & Television Production, Scottsdale Community College.
Professional Interests: Melissa Beecher’s professional interests include working with non-traditional students, first generation students, foster care and Indigenous students. Some topics of professional interest are anxiety, depression, mindfulness, relational and multicultural issues from a holistic perspective.
Personal Interests: Melissa’s personal interests include song writing, playing bass guitar and creating video content around Indigenous culture and human interest topics. She also loves spending time with her family and having fun while being active.

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.

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.

Yonsu Yi

Yonsu Yi
Clinical Lead, Polytechnic

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Position: Clinical Lead, Polytechnic
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.

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.

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.

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. 

Genaro Huerta

Genaro Huerta
Psychologist

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist
Position: Psychologist
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. 

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.
Personal Interests: Misa’s personal interests are art appreciation, traveling, playing music (cello) and hiking. 

Clinical and Sport Psychology

We provide counseling and sport psychology services to optimize the wellbeing and performance of Sun Devil Athletics Division 1 student athletes and teams.

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Marc Strickland
Psychologist

Position: Sport Psychologist
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): B.S. Psychology College of Charleston; M.S. Exercise and Sport Science University of North Carolina Greensboro; Psy.D. Clinical/Sport Psychology Argosy University Phoenix
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, Association of Applied Sport Psychology
Professional Interests: Marc Strickland's professional interests include performance enhancement of athletes, anxiety disorders, trauma in athletes.
Personal Interests: Marc's personal interests include cycling, boating/water sports, golf, and cooking.

Hallie Gydesen

Halle Gydesen
Clinician

Position: Clinician
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ. MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. BS in Psychology and Exercise Science from University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE.
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association, Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and Women in Sport and Event
Professional Interests: Halle’s professional interests include athlete mental health, sport and mental performance, women’s health and issues, relationship issues, interpersonal patterns and attachments, grief and loss, identity development, mood disorders and trauma-informed care.
Personal Interests: Halle’s personal interests include watching sports and playing in recreational sports leagues, fitness and finding new ways to be active, cooking, caring for her plants, painting, and spending time with her family, friends and cat.
 

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.

Roxanna Francies

Andrea Sierra
Engagement Team Coordinator-Case Manager

Position: Engagement Team Coordinator-Case Manager      
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): BA Psychology, Northern Arizona University
Professional Interests: Andrea's professional interests are crime victim
advocacy podcasts.​​​​​​​
Professional Membership: NOVA National Organization for Victim Assistance​​​​​​​
Personal Interests: Andrea's personal interests include engaging in wellness
activities, yoga, hiking, cooking, creating music playlists, and blogging
about personal growth and wellness.

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.

Danelle Cooper

Danelle Cooper
Engagement Team Coordinator - Case Manager

Position: Engagement Team Coordinator - Case Manager    
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): PhD Global Health, Arizona State University, MPH
Native Hawaiian & Indigenous Health, University of Hawaii
Professional Interests: Danelle's professional interests include:
Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples' Health/Wellbeing, culture and health, global
and public health.
Personal Interests: Danelle's personal interests include: spending time with
family and friends, traveling, baking, reading, sci-fi/fantasy movies, Star
Wars, Disney, and going on new adventures.

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 include yoga, hiking, poetry, cats, and going to concerts.

kelsey forrest

Kelsey Forrest
Counselor

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arizona and North Carolina
Position: Counselor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, University of North Carolina Asheville; Master of Social Work, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Professional Interests: Kelsey Forrest’s professional interests include working with neuro-diverse individuals, LGBTQIA+, depression, anxiety, transition to adulthood, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, research, and training.
Personal Interests: Kelsey’s personal interests include spending time outdoors, reading, rock climbing / physical movement, animals, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.

Outreach & Consultation

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

Carrie Monica

Carrie Monica
Associate Director

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 in K-12 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, and time with family and friends.

Truvae Coleman

Truvae Coleman, MPH, D.C.
Program Coordinator Sr.

Licensure: Doctor of Chiropractic
Position: Program Coordinator Sr
Pronouns: (she, her, hers)
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Master of Public Health – Northeastern Illinois University
Doctor of Chiropractic degree - National University of Health Sciences
Professional Memberships: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Far South Chicago Coalition; Illinois Chiropractic Society; National Association of Parliamentarians; Journey Care.
Professional Interests: Dr. Coleman's professional interests include all things related to mental health, public health, health and wellness, overall quality of life, and a lifetime of compassionate service to all with a smile.
Personal Interests: Dr. Coleman's interests include laughing, traveling, volunteering, sitting under outstanding leadership, learning new things, watching sports, her sorority, church, fine dining, and, most of all, spending family time with her loved ones and pets.

 

Austin Gamble

Austin Gamble
Mental Health Consultant

Licensure: Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC)
Position: Mental Health Consultant
Education (degree, school): M.Ed., Hardin-Simmons University – Counseling and Human Development / B.A., Duke University - Evolutionary Anthropology / B.A., Visual Arts.
Professional Interests: Austin’s professional interest include interpersonal issues, anxiety, men’s issues, performance psychology, addiction, sport psychology, the mind-body connection, Autism Spectrum, and development & growth.
Personal Interests: Austin’s personal interests include family, music, the outdoors, art, learning and training.

Jennifer Grunewald

Jennifer Grunewald
Mental Health Consultant

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor
Position: Mental Health Consultant
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Masters of Arts in Counseling, Northern Arizona University BS in Psychology, Arizona State University
Professional Interests: Promoting wellbeing, teaching and supporting students, staff and faculty. Areas of interest include, depression, anxiety, traumatic event response, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. I want to create a safe environment where students and staff of all backgrounds feel, respected, heard and valued.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, traveling, exploring the outdoors, traveling and visiting historical places.

Mark Kent

Zachary Cunningham
Crisis & Consultation Specialist

Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Position: Crisis & Consultation Specialist
Pronouns: He/him/his
Languages: English
Education: B.A. Psychology, Trinity International University
Master of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University
Professional Memberships: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: AAMFT
Professional Interests: Zachary Cunningham’s professional interest include managing distress, crisis intervention, multisystemic therapy, family therapy and postvention. Zachary utilizes a variety of modalities including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Personal Interests: Zachary’s Personal interests include spending time with friends and family, sports, swimming, traveling, and board games.

Mark Kent

Stephen J. Marshall
Crisis & Consultation Specialist

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Position: Crisis & Consultation Specialist
Pronouns: He/Him
Languages: English
Education (degree, school): Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University, Bachelors of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
Professional Memberships: AZBBHE – Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Professional Interests: Individual Counseling, Crisis and Critical Incident Stress Management, Community Outreach, Training and Education
Personal Interests: I take pride in being a devoted husband and father to six wonderful children. My life revolves around the core values of family and my spiritual connection with God. Delving into the beauty of the great outdoors, engaging in sports, participating in thoughtful political discussions, and actively contributing to the betterment of humanity by working to promote human flourishing all bring me a sense of profound joy and fulfillment.

Tamara Mitchell

Tamara Mitchell
Assistant Director, Crisis & Consultation

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) California and Arizona 
Position: Assistant Director, Crisis & Consultation
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.

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 Associate

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.

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.

Brittany Goodson

Brittany Goodson
Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Languages: English
Professional Interests: Brittany Goodson's professional interest include customer service, working with students at the University level, and ensuring students are met with compassion and care when they walk through the doors.
Personal Interests: Brittany personal interest include spending time with family, reading, and finding new places to explore with friends.

Celia Allen

Celia Allen
Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Languages: English
Professional Interests: A dedication in providing quality service and ensuring a positive experience to all of our students and staff.

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

Alexis Faison

Adam Ahrens

Erick Felix

Andrew Alsafar

Kerry Guest

Chloe Malesk

 

Meagan Whitman