Meet our Staff
Hey! My name is Ryan Barker and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health program at WKU. I earned a B.S. in psychology at Clemson University in 2016. I look forward to working with individuals and couples of all ages. I view counseling from an existential and humanistic perspective and am interested in how individuals make meaning of their life. In my free time I enjoy watching Netflix, movies, and listening to music.
My name is Jenna Bickett and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health
Counseling program at Western Kentucky University. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology from WKU in 2014, with a minor in Sociology. I have found a particular
interest in working with grief, adjustment/personal growth, anxiety, and depression.
My approach to therapy tends to be person-centered with an overarching existential
perspective, and I also like to utilize art and/or mindfulness techniques when possible.
In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, fitness, reading, and music!
Todd Noffsinger, MAE, LPCC
Interim Director / Supervisor
My name is Todd Noffsinger and I am the Interim Director of the Talley Family Counseling Clinic. I am a graduate of WKU’s Marriage & Family Therapy program (2008) and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky in Corporate Communications. I spent seven years working in finance prior to returning to graduate school and have since worked in a variety of settings including residential, community, and private practice settings. Most of my post-graduate experience is in higher education and private practice working with adolescents and adults as well as couples. I view therapy as a partnership between client and therapist and enjoy working with anxiety/trauma, addictions, phase of life concerns, and personal growth. My approach to therapy is influenced by psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, post-modern, and systems perspectives. I hope to establish a sense of comfort and safety within the therapy room and view the client as the author and expert of their life—I hope to join and support persons as they become more of who they are. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, reading, and music with family and friends.
Hello, my name is Courtney Pitts and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a B.A. in psychology. In my past clinical experience I have found a desire to work with children and adolescents but I also enjoy working with all ages. I tend to approach therapy through a CBT/ Person-centered perspective. Upon graduation I would like to pursue individual and group counseling with the intention of someday receiving a certificate in play therapy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, movie marathons, and naps.
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