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
Licensed Psychologist
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Theoretical Orientation: Relational/Psychodynamic

Interest Areas:

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Latino(a) 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., ABPN

Psychiatric Consultant
Board Certified Psychiatrist
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Ohio State University

Interest Areas:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Anxiety Disorders






Meghan Huyghe

Meghan Huyghe-Veltri, 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, Adaptability


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, BA

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, BSW

Master's of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal/Psychodynamic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Spirituality

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Adaptability, Restorative, Empathy, Input


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 Coordinator
Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management Emphasis
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