Student Counseling Center Staff

The Student Counseling Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed professional counselor, staff counselors and support staff.

Director, Staff Psychologist

Laura (she/her/hers) holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Traumatic Stress Studies from Adler University located in Chicago, IL. She is honored to work as a generalist psychologist serving the diverse mental health needs of undergraduate and graduate students while empowering and supporting them to make the changes necessary to succeed at Pacific and beyond. More specifically her passions and expertise include working with students engaging in cultural identity development, experiencing relationship concerns, interpersonal trauma, and bereavement. Laura is dedicated to building caring, collaborative, and transparent therapeutic relationships. Laura also has a strong passion for social justice work, systemic outreach and prevention, and supervision and training!

Staff Therapist

Allison (she/her/hers) holds a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in a variety of settings including the college counseling center, community college, community mental health clinics, parenting groups, and hospitals. She is a generalist who brings experience addressing depression, interpersonal violence, anxiety, communication, spirituality, career development, and life transition. Allison has a distinctive passion for working with students as they explore their identity in the midst of an evolving environment, particularly around areas of culture, social justice, relationships, vulnerability, and life balance. She engages students collaboratively and compassionately to create a healing environment in which to empower them to progress towards their goals. She draws on a student’s strength and resilience within a developmental framework and utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and interpersonal process. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, hiking, and traveling.

Staff Psychologist

Jamie (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Psychologist with a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. Trained as a "generalist," she has experience working with a wide variety of social, emotional, and psychological concerns that affect students and has over ten years of experience working in university counseling centers. Jamie approaches her work with clients from a multicultural, client-centered framework and believes in honoring each individual's unique experience and circumstances while addressing oppressive systemic forces that impact daily life. Jamie values collaboration in the therapeutic process to help students gain greater self-awareness, cultivate self-compassion, and make meaningful change. Jamie enjoys university work because she is always exposed to new ideas and because she loves investing in students personal, academic, and professional development. She enjoys helping people discover themselves and exploring intersecting identities and how those identities impact an individual's values and life trajectory. In addition to her generalist training, Jamie is committed to supporting survivors of interpersonal trauma through her counseling work and, she also serves on campus as a liaison to the Confidential Advocacy Network. 

Jessie Larson, LPC
Staff Therapist

Jessie (she/her/hers) holds a Masters in Community Counseling degree from Lewis & Clark College and is a licensed professional counselor, with experience working in numerous community mental health agencies and group practice. She comes from an intersectional feminist viewpoint, seeing individual’s various identities as intersecting. She utilizes a person centered approach with interventions from CBT, ACT, mindfulness, and trauma informed care. She enjoys working with students on exploring identity (cultural, gender, etc), life values, relationships, and adjustment concerns. She has particular experience working with depression/anxiety, trauma, and the LGBTQIA population. Having grown up in China, she recognizes the significance of culture, family, and the impact of systems. She provides an LGBTQIA affirmative approach to psychotherapy which recognizes the immense value of each LGBTQIA person’s well-being.

Daisy Bueno headshot
EDI Outreach Specialist and Staff Psychologist

Daisy (she/her/ella) earned her Ph.D in school psychology from Illinois State University. She is originally from the Chicago area. She is a first-generation college student and daughter to Mexican immigrants. Daisy completed her pre-doctoral internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute through Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md., and completed her post-doctoral residency through the Sabiduria Latinx Emphasis Program at Pacific University. Through her personal experiences and incredible mentors, her work is rooted in collective healing. She is committed to solidarity work, trauma healing, and learning self-compassion within an anti-racist, systemic and anti-oppressive framework. Daisy hopes to offer a space to engage in authentic dialogue that supports healing, awareness, social justice work and overall liberation from oppression, trauma and stressors in life. *Daisy is a bilingual Spanish speaker and is able to provide therapy services in Spanish.

Staff Psychologist

Amanda (she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist who earned her PsyD from Pacific University. She is trained as a "generalist" therapist meaning she has worked in a range of clinical settings (i.e. community mental health, group practice, and university counseling centers) and with a range of presenting concerns (i.e. anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal relationships). She is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals and communities alike to deepen awareness and help cultivate skills to address factors that impact one's overall wellbeing. Amanda approaches therapy through a multicultural lens and an integrated approach pulling from various therapeutic techniques, but has a home in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is honored to have the opportunity to work alongside undergraduate and graduate students to help them to clarify their professional and personal values, to foster self-compassion, and strengthen a sense of empowerment to create meaningful change in their lives and their communities. 

Graham Turner
Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Specialist

Graham (he/him/his) has a Master of Art in Teaching from Pacific University and a Master of Education in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. He has worked in community mental health, private therapeutic practice, and as a classroom teacher. Graham, working from a background in Narrative and Emotionally-Focused Therapy, believes strongly in the power of the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us as well as the liberatory power of those same stories. He bakes, hikes, and needlepoints when looking to recharge and also spends time reading and connecting with friends.

Angela Surratt
Clinic Coordinator

Angie (she/her/hers) has worked for the University for 14 years and enjoys helping students as they navigate and adjust to life on campus.  In her free time Angie likes to spend time with her grandchildren and likes to camp in her 5th wheel.