Our Staff

Group photo of 100 + ASU health staff providers in school colored attire of gold, black and maroon.



Aaron Krasnow, Ph.D., 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.

Amal Fayad, M.S.C., L.A.C., 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, Ph.D., 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, M.A., L.P.C., 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, M.S., 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,

Elia Simon, M.C., L.P.C., 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, M.C., L.P.C., M.B.A., 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 the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services.

Gina Frohlich, Psy.D., 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, M.A., 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, M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C., 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.

Jorge Ballesteros, M.S., M.A., 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, Psy.D., 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, Ph.D., 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, L.C.S.W., L.I.S.A.C., M.A.C., 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, M.A., L.P.C., 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.

Lauren Hooks, M.S., L.A.C., Clinical Fellow - Professional interests & Specialties: Anxiety and mood disorders, crisis intervention/management, underserved populations, childhood trauma and recovery, substance abuse, and relational issues. Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, and Family Systems. Education & Credentials: B.A. Human and Family Development, Arizona State University, 2009. Master of Science, Professional Counseling, Grand Canyon University, 2014. AZBBHE Licensed Associate Counselor, 2017.

Leah Wolin, B.S., 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, Ph.D., 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. Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Lisa Gaudet, Psy.D., 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, M.S., M.A., 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, M.A., 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, Ph.D., 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.

Max Stoltenberg, L.P.C., 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, B.S., 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, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., 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 Collage Orchestra and a few other chamber groups.

Monica Pineda, M.A., L.A.C. - 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, B.S., 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, M.C., L.P.C., 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.

Roberto Rentería, M.A., 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, L.P.C., 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, M.Ed., L.P.C., L.I.S.A.C., 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, M.S., L.A.C., 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, B.S., Practicum Counselor - Professional interests:  Adult health and wellness; Theoretical Orientation:  wholistic treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy.  M.S.W. Arizona State University, anticipated 2019. 

Tamieka Hamilton, L.C.S.W., 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, L.M.S.W., 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, L.P.C., C.R.C., 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, M.A., 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

Savannah Fox - Administrative Assistant

Sharon Smith - Administrative Associate

Sharon Wielert- Administrative Associate

Stacy Borowske- Administrative Associate

Valerie Foster-Yazzie - Administrative Assistant