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.
De Nean Petersen, LCSW
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.
Susan Garner, LCSW
Susan has experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression and anxiety, and experiencing problems related to body image, self-esteem, and histories of abuse. She also enjoys addressing these issues and other mental health concerns at a community level through outreach programs.
Jennifer Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Jennifer's areas of professional interest include individual and group therapy with college students who are experiencing depression, family of origin problems, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and histories of abuse. She is the Training Director at CAPS and enjoys and supervising and training graduate students in mental health fields.
Blaine Edwards, ACMHC
Blaine is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor who works from a relational perspective grounded in Gestalt theory. Blaine values the relationship in the counseling process. Blaine's professional interests include Individual and group counseling, the career decision making process, and all aspects of college student development.
Kevan LaFrance, Ph.D.
Kevan approaches therapy from an existential perspective, which focuses on the client's sense of meaning and purpose. He emphasizes the importance of developing a strong client-therapist relationship as foundational to the process of counseling. He uses strategies that focus on enhancing self-awareness and improving overall health and functioning. He has worked with a variety of clients with anxiety and stress management issues, depression, relationships and communication, and the grief process. In his spare time, Kevan enjoys reading, watching movies and/or TV (Chuck, Firefly, and Doctor Who top the list), and grilling.
Stephanie McGrath, MA, Doctoral Student
Stephanie is a fifth-year doctoral psychology intern from The California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University. She provides individual, group, and couples counseling at CAPS, as well as learning disability, substance abuse, and eating disorder assessments. She co-facilitates the Trauma Recovery, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Understanding Self and Others groups. She also teaches students how to use CAPS’ biofeedback lab for stress relief. Stephanie practices integrative psychotherapy with an emphasis on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal treatment approaches. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and practicing yoga.
Alicia Simle, MA, Doctoral Student
Alicia is a doctoral psychology intern from the University of Indianapolis. She conducts individual, couples, and group therapy, outreach, biofeedback, and assessment at CAPS. Alicia approaches therapy from an integrative perspective, pulling from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal theories. She loves working with college students during this pivotal time in their lives. Alicia is also a certified Ally on campus and assists with the LGBTQA Support/Discussion Group. She enjoys playing soccer in her spare time.