Dean of Student Wellbeing and Director of Student Counseling Center
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!
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.
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.
Keiko (she/her/hers) holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She is originally from Japan and first came to the US as an international graduate student. She has been trained as a generalist clinician to help clients address a wide range of clinical issues, including anxiety, social anxiety, depression/mood concerns, cultural adjustment, trauma, grief and loss, career-related concerns, and relationship concerns. Keiko has clinical experience in university counseling centers where she enjoyed providing therapy services as well as outreach programming to culturally diverse undergraduate and graduate students. She has additional clinical experience in hospital and community mental health settings where she served individuals presenting with chronic illness and trauma. She uses an integrative approach in therapy with a multicultural lens, drawing on humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies. In her free time, she likes to bake, crochet, hike, and travel.
Niki (she/her/hers) is a third-year graduate student currently obtaining her Psy.D at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology. Niki's treatment approach is all about making sure the client is the expert in the room. Niki wants to de-stigmatize psychology, and show that everyone is welcome to seek mental health treatment. Niki views psychology through a feminist/multicultural lens, that honors each individual's unique experiences. Niki enjoys therapy as a collaborative process, and believes that therapy does not need to be something that is daunting or scary! Niki has a passion for helping individuals through relationship struggles, anxiety, OCD, and adjusting to new environments/situations. Niki values diversity in her work and is excited to meet more members of the Pacific University community. When Niki is not in the therapy room, she enjoys spending time with her guinea pigs.
AJ (he/him his) is a counseling intern with experience in a wide variety of mental health settings. Trained as a generalist, he possesses a wide-ranging education addressing various concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. While incorporating multiple therapeutic approaches, he predominantly operates within an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework. AJ enjoys working collaboratively with clients to help them deepen their insight of their concerns, strengths, and values. He commonly employs mindfulness and creative techniques in the therapy room. And in his free time he enjoys baking, video games, and tabletop games.
Autumn (she/her) is a graduate student at Lewis & Clark pursuing a Master's of Science in Professional Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Ecopsychology. Autumn is also conducting a Master's thesis on the healing wilderness experiences of sexual trauma survivors. She has experience working as an intimate partner violence crisis advocate and an in-patient treatment specialist for severe and persistent mental illnesses. She has an interest in incorporating nature into the therapeutic process alongside Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion-Focused therapeutic modalities. Above all, she believes that every individual is equipped with the tools to grow and the counselor's role is to empower them on their journey of cultivating their own strengths.
Francesca (she/her/hers) has an MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is excited to work as a therapist serving the diverse mental health needs of Pacific's undergraduate students. She is passionate about the emerging adult experience, and she aims to support students through personal, relational, cultural issues as they navigate their lives at Pacific and beyond.
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.
Angie (she/her/hers) has worked for the University for 15 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.