Meet Our Staff

Director


Amber Roberts

Amber Roberts, Ph.D.

Director
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

 

 
 
 

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.

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

Interest Areas:

  • Understanding and integrating spirituality in psychotherapy
  • How and when to focus on the 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:

  • Crisis Management
  • Stress Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Training

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: Integrative - Relational/Humanistic/Psychodynamic

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

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


Paige Vermaat

Paige Vermaat

Master's of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University

Bachelor's of Social Work
Eastern Nazarene College

 

 
 
 

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

Duties:

  • 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

Duties:

  • 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

Duties:

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

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