(Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2005)
Deb’s counseling approach integrates aspects of developmental, psychodynamic, and emotion-focused theory. Her professional interests are training and supervision, eating disorders, grief and loss, and identity development. She endeavors to create a training environment in which trainees feel encouraged to explore, take risks, and grow, both personally and professionally. In her personal life, Deb and her wife live in St. Paul and love to travel, host big, unwieldy dinner parties with friends, spoil other people’s kids, and, in general, enjoy life.
(Counseling Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1988)
Jeri has worked in college counseling since 1977. She has a second master's degree in community health and is interested in wellness issues. She is influenced by humanistic, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theory. She has been an adjunct professor at both the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the St. Paul Seminary. Her current interests include ethics, sexual violence, women's issues, student development and spirituality. In her personal life, she and her husband are semi-successfully trying to apply their skills to parenting two young adult sons.
(Counseling Psychology, University of Akron, 2011)
Jennifer approaches therapy from an integrative perspective, incorporating elements of developmental, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based theories. Her professional interests include identity development, interpersonal relationships, depression and anxiety, group therapy and clinical supervision. Jennifer seeks to support the professional development of trainees by helping them find and leverage their own voice in their clinical work. In her personal life, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, playing soccer, competing in fantasy football leagues, traveling, and finding moments to enjoy a good book. She is also reveling in the new role of “mom” and loves watching her daughter grow and thrive!
(M.A., Personality Psychology, American University, 2004; Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Maryland, 2009)
Miriam approaches therapy from an integrative perspective, utilizing concepts and strategies from interpersonal, psychodynamic, developmental and mindfulness-based theories. Her professional interests include anxiety disorders, trauma, women’s issues, spirituality, and cross-cultural dynamics in therapy. She enjoys helping trainees grow in their skills, self-confidence, and professional identity within a developmental approach to supervision. In her personal life, Miriam enjoys partnering with her husband to run after or alongside their two young children, tending to friendships near and far, reading, and intermittent bouts of obsessive knitting.
(Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1997)
Steve's counseling orientation is integrative, drawing mainly from humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. His professional interests include religion and spirituality, wellness and life balance, vocational development, ethics, and academic psychology. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota, and does some consultation work. In his personal life, he tries to keep up with his wife and two teenage sons, spend time with his extended family (in-laws included), and indulge in his pastimes of physical fitness, reading, and wilderness camping.
(Guidance and Counseling, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1982)
Diane's counseling style is varied with a client-centered focus. All aspects of career development continue to fascinate and inspire her after 20 plus years in the field. Her best instructors in the field were her two college-educated grown daughters. Another passion developed during the past eight years is mentoring new professionals interested in the career process.
(College Student Development, Mankato State University, 1986)
Becky uses the career model in her counseling style to promote strong developmental practice. She is interested in the career exploration process, job-seeking topics, dual-career families, work-family integration and training. Her work includes a strong focus on outreach via classroom and student club presentations and coordination of the in-house seminars and Job and Internship Fair. With over 26 years of experience Becky enjoys the variety of clients and topics presented in her work. When not at St. Thomas she works with her husband as a licensed real estate agent and finds time for weightlifting, walks, boating, snowshoeing, book and recipe clubs. She has two 20-something daughters who attend(ed) UST and a furry daughter of the canine type.
(Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 1993)
Paul is interested in career and personal issues and their relationship. His counseling style is a mix of developmental, humanistic and social learning theories. He lives in Highland Park with his wife and cat. In his spare time he enjoys movies, all types of music, reading novels and outdoor activities.