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Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is at the heart of the services offered by the Counseling and Testing Center. Six full time clinicians, two doctoral interns, and two graduate students provide individual counseling during hour long weekly sessions. Most students come in for under six sessions and return if their difficulties persist. There are some students who come in for longer treatment while others come in for a single session and are referred out for additional services.

While clinicians bring their own unique approaches to helping, the WKU Counseling and Testing Center has a strong commitment to providing clinically appropriate, effective treatment in a caring, supportive, and developmentally sensitive manner.





Karl Laves, Ph.D.
Licensed Counseling Psychologist
Debra Crisp, Ph.D.
Licensed Counseling Psychologist
Betsy Pierce, M.A.
Licensed Psychological Associate
Elizabeth Madariaga, M.A.E.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Brian N. Lee,  M.A.
Licensed Psychological Associate
 Todd Noffsinger, M.A.E.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor




2014-2015 Pat Rowan, M.S. -- Psychology Intern

My true passion is helping people. I am particularly interested in working with college students. Their energy and passion for life is infectious and college represents a major transition in their lives. In addition, I am drawn to a focus on women's issues, relationships and trauma. I enjoy working from a more interpersonal and psychodynamic framework. In my down time, I enjoy photography, cooking, reading, and playing with my grandchildren. I am thrilled to be at WKU and look forward to serving students as they complete this stage of that great adventure called life.


2014-2015 Kelley Wilson, M.S -- Psychology Intern

When working with clients in therapy I have found that providing a warm, safe, supportive environment for clients is my primary goal. It is within this context that I believe true work can be done, whether that be in seeking further insight into patterns of thoughts or feelings, or working on specific strategies to support behavioral change. My therapeutic style tends to be cognitive behavioral in nature, with additional emphasis on interpersonal relationship patterns and an understanding of cultural contexts. Overall, though, I believe that therapy should be a place where one can feel safe to explore all options and make progress in understanding what will ultimately make them feel more fulfilled.





2014-2015 Cody Haynes , B.S -- Psychology Intern

 2014-2015 Siera Bramschreiber, B.S -- Psychology Intern



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