Counseling and Psychological Services

Staff Photo 2014

Senior Staff

Curtis Hill, Ph.D.
As a counseling psychologist, Curt received training in models of development specifically geared toward the college student experience. Following a primarily phenomenological/existential approach, Curt's areas of interest include; the central role of relationships in the change process, counseling, career development, family relationships, and advocating for the developmental needs of students.

Matt Reiser, Ph.D.
Training Director
Matt is trained as a counseling psychologist who works from an integrative theoretical orientation comprising Cognitive Behavioral and Client Centered philosophies. Matt’s professional interests include supervision/training, biofeedback, assessment, mood disorders, group therapy, career counseling, couples counseling, eating concerns, and sport psychology.

DeNean Petersen, LCSW
Clinical Director
De Nean provides individual and group therapy from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approach, which emphasizes interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. In addition to DBT, De Nean’s areas of professional interest include bereavement, anxiety, and providing outreach and consultation services to students living in on-campus housing.

Blaine Edwards, CMHC
Group Coordinator
Blaine is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor who works from a relational and modern Gestalt perspective. Blaine values the relationship as one of the most important factors in the counseling process. His professional interests include group and individual counseling, the career decision making process, and all aspects of college student development.

Susan Garner, LCSW
Outreach Coordinator, Biofeedback Administrator
Susan is trained as a licensed clinical social worker with additional training in mindfulness/meditation, DBT and EMDR. Susan opperates from a system's theory background and integrates a relational approach, with elements of mindfulness, biofeedback and CBT. Susan enjoys working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. She also enjoys addressing these issues and other mental health concerns at a community level through outreach programs.

Doctoral Interns

Elizabeth Bowen, Doctoral Student

Nickolas Jones, Doctoral Student

Front Desk Staff

Debbie Foster, Administrative Assistant II