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. 

Staff Psychologist

Wan-Chen (she/her/hers) holds a PhD degree in Counseling Psychology program from Columbia University.  She is originally from Taiwan and had spent the last 10 years in the East coast before making her way to Oregon.  Prior to joining Pacific, she was completing postdoctoral residency training at Reed College and completing pre-doctoral internship training at Hamilton-Madison House, a community mental health center in Manhattan.  Her theoretical orientation adopts an integrative approach, including psychodynamic, DBT and ACT.  Her graduate training is rooted in social justice and multicultural competency. In the past, she had worked with college students in several universities.  She is passionate about working with college students that has constantly instilled her with hope in support of their strength and resilience.  Her clinical interests include multicultural issues, acculturation and adjustment, identities, relationships, depression, anxiety and other emotional distress.

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.

Angela Surratt
Clinic Coordinator

Angie (she/her/hers) has worked for the University for 11 years and enjoys helping students as they navigate and adjust to life on campus.

Staff Counselor

Tony (he/him/his) is a third-year PsyD student at Pacific University on the Adult emphasis and Sabiduría (Latinx) emphasis. He is looking forward to working with and supporting college students. He takes client-centered and systems approaches and enjoys collaboration in the therapeutic relationship. He uses a variety of interventions, drawing from CBT and ACT mostly. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and skiing.

Staff Counselor

Grace  (she/her/hers) is currently a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Pacific University, School of Graduate Psychology, in Hillsboro, Oregon.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University, School of Graduate Psychology.  She has clinical experience providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families in a community mental health setting and has specialized training working with clients around interpersonal violence dynamics.  She has a specific passion for working with underserved clients and the LGBTQIA+ community.  In her free time, Grace enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner, traveling, and reading mystery novels.