Meet Our Staff


Amber Roberts

Amber Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP

Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, ABPP
Purdue University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal & Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Attachment Theory and Relationships
  • Women's Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • Self-Injury

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Strategic, Learner, Relator, Achiever, Maximizer


Clinical Staff

Brian Bossick

Brian Bossick, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Coordinator of Career Development Services
Licensed Psychologist
The University of Akron
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Cognitive Behavioral/ Psychodynamic/Interpersonal

Interest Areas:

  • Career Development
  • Outreach/Consultation
  • Supervision/Training
  • Health Psychology/Wellness

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Achiever, Learner, Developer, Input



Nicholas Debernardi

Nicholas Debernardi, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Career Assessment & Programming
Limited Licensed Psychologist
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Theoretical Orientation: Relational/Psychodynamic

Interest Areas:

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Latino Students
  • Trauma
  • Veteran Issues
  • Career Counseling

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Woo, Positivity, Developer, Ideation, Adaptability



Bonnie Dykstra

Bonnie Dykstra, Ph.D.

Substance Abuse Counselor
Limited Licensed Psychologist
Walden University
Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered/Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol & Drug Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression Management
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Adjustment Issues

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Relator, Individualization, Learner, Arranger, Connectedness



Abraham Eapen

Abraham Eapen, Psy.D.

Coordinator of Group Services
Licensed Psychologist
Wright State University
Theoretical Orientation: Feminist/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Career Assessment/Counseling
  • International Students
  • Holistic Health

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Analytical, Futuristic, Focus, Restorative



Philip Fox, M.D.

Philip Fox, M.D.

Psychiatric Consultant
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Ohio State University

Interest Areas:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Anxiety Disorders






Meghan Huyghe

Meghan Huyghe, M.Ed., GCDF

Career Development Specialist & Coordinator of Career Parallel Planning
Master of Education in College Student Affairs Leadership
Grand Valley State University
Career Development Facilitator

Interest Areas:

  • Career Counseling & Testing
  • StrengthsQuest™
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Unique Career Concerns of Multicultural Students

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Discipline, Analytical, Communication, Learner



Wayne Kinzie

Wayne Kinzie, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Director
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, ABPP
University of Georgia
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Existential

Interest Areas:

  • Understanding/Integrating Spirituality in Psychotherapy
  • Existential Aspects of Issues in Therapy
  • Supervision and Training
  • Relational Aspects of Therapy

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Strategic, Ideation, Connectedness, Learner, Adaptability



Eric Klingensmith

Eric Klingensmith, Psy.D.

Assistant Director, Coordinator of Crisis Intervention & ACES
Licensed Psychologist
Antioch New England Graduate School
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Consultation/Outreach
  • Health Psychology/Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol and Drug Issues
  • Emergency Management & Disaster Mental Health

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Consistency, Learner, Achiever, Communication



Nicole Marganti

Nicole Marganti, Psy.D.

Coordinator of Case Management
Licensed Psychologist
University of Indianapolis
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Women's Issues
  • Health & Wellness
  • Student Athletes
  • Eating & Body Image Concerns
  • Crisis Intervention & Management

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Achiever, Arranger, Includer, Discipline, Self-Assurance



Pamela Miller

Pamela Miller, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Director, Director of Training
Licensed Psychologist
Georgia State University
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, ABPP
Theoretical Orientation: Relational-Cultural/Humanistic/Dynamic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Supervision and Training
  • Women's Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Eating Disorders

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Communication, Maximizer, Arranger, Strategic, Responsibility


Mark Sampson

Mark Sampson, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Clinical Director
Licensed Psychologist
The Ohio State University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal & Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Identity & Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Eating & Body Image Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression Management
  • Couple's Therapy

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Developer, Connectedness, Positivity, Individualization



Melissa Selby-Theut

Melissa Selby-Theut, LMSW-Clinical

Coordinator of Outreach & Peer Education
Licensed Social Worker
Grand Valley State University
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic/Cognitive Behavioral/Systems

Interest Areas:

  • Academic Persistence
  • Under-Represented Students
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Holistic Wellness

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner, Input, Achiever, Intellection, Analytical



Mary Sharp

Mary Sharp, LMSW-Clinical

Coordinator of Multicultural/Diversity Services & Training
Licensed Social Worker
University of Michigan

Interest Areas:

  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Wellness and Self-Care

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Connectedness, Positivity, Woo, Empathy, Arranger



MJ Thiel

Mary Jo Thiel, Ed.D.

Coordinator of Satellite Offices
Licensed Psychologist
Western Michigan University
Theoretical Orientation: Feminist/Humanistic

Interest Areas:

  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues
  • Nontraditional Students
  • Spirituality
  • Grief and Loss
  • Dissertation Support

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Connectedness, Empathy, Positivity, Input, Developer



Kathy Watt

Kathy Watt, Ph.D., NP-C

Nurse Practitioner & Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist
Licensed Nurse Practitioner
Andrews University
Michigan State University
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic Theory

Interest Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Mind/Body Connection

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Intellection, Input, Learner, Empathy, Connectedness


Doctoral Psychology Interns

Anna Hawley

Anna Hawley, M.A.

Bowling Green State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy/ Interpersonal Process/ Humanistic

Interest Areas:

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Religious & Spiritual Issues
  • Outreach, Consultation & Training

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Connectedness, Achiever, Maximizer, Belief, Input


Joy Hottenstein

Joy Hottenstein, M.A.

George Fox University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal/Feminist

Interest Areas:

  • Shame
  • Gender-specific concerns & identity
  • 1st Generation College Students
  • Grief/Loss

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Relator, Input, Learner, Discipline, Intellection


Kathleen Murphy

Kathleen Murphy, M.A.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative - Systems/Interpersonal/Narrative

Interest Areas:

  • Trauma & Stress-Related Treatment
  • Social Justice/Multiculturalism
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Growth & Resiliency

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Individualization, Connectedness, Developer, Adapatability


Aaron Wallis

Aaron Wallis, B.A.

University of Northern Colorado
Theoretical Orientation:  Interpersonal Process, Structural, Experiential

Interest Areas:

  • Social Skills
  • Men's Issues
  • Technology
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Input, Individualization, Strategic, Woo, Ideation


Master's Level Interns

Tiara Foster

Tiara Foster

Master's of Counseling Psychology Intern
Western Michigan University

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral/ Person-Centered  

Interest Areas:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Holistic Wellness

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Discipline, Consistency, Harmony, Empathy, Responsibility



Paige Vermaat

Paige Vermaat

Master's of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University



College Student Leadership Affairs (CSAL) Graduate Assistants

Kaitlin Lozon

Kaitlin Lozon

Graduate Assistant, University Counseling Center
Grand Valley State University


StrengthsQuest Top 5: Responsibility, Consistency, Futuristic, Includer, Harmony


Kayli Skorupka

Kayli Skorupka

Graduate Assistant, ACES
Hope College


StrengthsQuest Top 5: Belief, Futuristic, Responsibility, Strategic, Empathy


Support Staff

Jill Baylis

Jill Baylis

Media & Communications Assistant
Bachelor of Social Work
Grand Valley State University


  • Website Administrator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Visual Media Coordinator
  • Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
  • Backup Receptionist

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Responsibility, Context, Belief, Deliberative, Restorative



Lisa Ham

Lisa Ham

Database Coordinator
B.A., Arts & Media
Grand Valley State University


  • Senior Staff Support
  • Database Administrator
  • Budget/Financial Coordinator
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Conference & Events Planner

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Intellection, Learner, Empathy, Input, Developer



Sharon Mills

Sharon Mills

Office Coordinator


  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Schedule Coordinator
  • Student Worker Supervisor
  • Psychiatric Services Coordinator

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Adaptability, Positivity, Harmony, Includer