Meet Our Staff

Director


Amber Roberts

Amber Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP

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
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

 

 
 
 

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

 

 
 
 

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

 

 
 
 

Paige Vermaat

Paige Vermaat, LLMSW

Post Fellow- Clinical Master of Social Work
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

 
 
 

trevor

Trevor Ramkissoon

Post Fellow- Clinical Master of Social Work
Rutgers University
Theoretical Orientation: Existentialism Humanist / Cognitive Behavioral / Psychodynamic / Post-Modern   

Interest Areas:

  • Men’s Issues
  • Identity Development 
  • Life Transitions
  • Health and Social Justice
  • Multicultural or Diversity Concerns 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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


Julie Meade

Julie Meade, M.A.

Xavier University
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

Interest Areas:

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Anxiety Management
  • Non-traditional Students
  • Mindfulness

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Relator, Analytical, Developer, Individualization, Responsibility 

 
 
 

Casey Perisin

Casey Perisin, LPC

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Relational Psychodynamic augmented with DBT

Interest Areas:

  • Disordered Eating
  • Trauma 
  • Relational Issues
  • LGBT Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Self-Injury
  • Life Transitions/Adjustment

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Achiever, Woo, Harmony, Empathy, Individualization 

 
 
 

Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters, Psy.M.

Wright State University
Theoretical Orientation: Feminist/Integrative

Interest Areas:

  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Social Justice
  • Outreach and Consultation
  • Career Counseling

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Learner, Discipline, Developer, Input

 
 
 

Danielle Sirles

Danielle Sirles, M.A.

Texas Tech University
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Multiculturalism/Social Justice
  • Personal Growth
  • Couples Counseling
  • Social Anxiety
  • Career Counseling

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

 
 
 

Master's Level Interns


Angelique Ortiz

Angelique Ortiz, B.S.

Master's of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal Process / Existential / CBT

Interest Areas:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • First-Generation College Students
  • Resilience

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

 

 
 
 

Jessica Cassani

Jessica Cassani, B.S.

Master's of Social Work Intern
Central Michigan University

Theoretical Orientation: Solution Focus, Interpersonal Process and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Interest Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and Stress-related Treatment,
  • Eating & Body Image Issues

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner, Achiever, Developer, Intellection, Arranger

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Genevieve

Genevieve Steffes

Graduate Assistant, ACES
Grand Valley State University

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Futuristic, Responsibility, Relator, Arranger, Harmony

Support Staff


Kelsey Martin

Kelsey Martin

Media & Communications Coordinator
B.S., Advertising and Public Relations
Grand Valley State University

Duties:

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

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Strategic, Communication, Individualization, Woo, Arranger 

 

 
 
 

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