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The Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CPSC) understands what a stressful and uncertain time we’re all experiencing right now. Most aspects of our lives have been disrupted, including services we can offer. Nonetheless, plenty of support options are available to you.

Counseling and Psychological Services Center Services Available During the COVID-19 Campus Closure

The Counseling Center has a full-time, professional staff of caring for mental health professionals who provide short-term counseling.

Dianna Abel, Ph.D., Executive Director of Counseling, Health & Wellness

Dianna K. AbelHometown & Places Lived: Downey, CA; Salt Lake City & Ogden, UT
 
Academic Training: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Utah 1999
 
Profession License/Certification: Licensed Psychologist
 
Clinical Approach/Interests: Most of my current job is administrative in nature, but my focus hasn’t changed: I love helping college students achieve their personal and academic goals. Whether I’m interacting one-on-one with a student or advocating for health and wellness resources at the university level, I highlight the importance of factors such as gender, culture, and lived experiences as they impact identity, self-esteem, relationships, and success. I’m also very committed to suicide prevention efforts on campus and in our community.
 
Counseling Center Responsibilities: Executive Director of Counseling, Health, and Wellness: I lead the Counseling and Psychological Services Center and the Student Health Center, which includes the Student Wellness Program.
 
Other Interests: Spending time with family and friends, working on home improvement projects, walking, and watching live theater, especially musicals.

 

Aaron Jeffrey, Ph.D., Associate Director of Clinical Services

Aaron Jeffrey Hometown & Places Lived: Originally from San Jose, CA. Has lived in Idaho, New York, Minnesota, and Russia

Academic Training: MA and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University, 2008

Profession License/Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Clinical Approach/Interests: As a Marriage and Family Therapist I tend to look at the world in terms of relationships, patterns, and how one's life struggles and context are connected.  I take a strengths-based approach and hold as a basic assumption that people are doing the best they can with the resources they have.  In clinical work, I am interested in couples therapy, attachment, positive psychology, intentionality, and life transitions.      

Counseling Center Responsibilities: Associate Director of Clinical Services, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor.

Other Interests: Spending time with family, reading, home improvement work, automotive work,
comedy, religion, and spirituality.


Clinical Staff

Amy Blunck, CMHC

Amy BlunckHometown & Places Lived: Northern California during my childhood, then Ogden for the last two decades

Academic Training: Proud first-gen graduate from Weber State in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in
psychology. I received my Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah in 2015

Profession License/Certification: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Clinical Approach/Interests: I approach counseling from an ACT perspective, which is primarily about
helping students develop flexibility with what happens in their lives and how to make changes.

Counseling Center Responsibilities: My job is primarily administering the Wildcat Support Network, which is composed of PSY 2020 (Mental Health Awareness & Advocacy) and supervising student-run support groups. For more information, check out the Wildcat Support Network.

Other Interests: I love cooking and am always eager to try new recipes, especially Tex-Mex and Mexican recipes.

*Amy is not accepting New Clients at this time


Chris Harrell, MSW

Chris Harrell

Hometown & Places Lived: I was born in San Antonio, Texas, but was raised in Florida and Tennessee, until 11 years of age when I moved to Utah and have been in the Weber area ever since

Academic Training: Master’s of Social Work at the University of Utah (2018)

Profession License/Certification: Certified Social Worker

Clinical Approach/Interests: My style of therapy focuses on accepting the things we cannot change and working on behaviors/actions that are in accordance with our values.

Counseling Center Responsibilities: I mostly work in individual counseling, with some group work.

Other Interests: Other interests of mine are reading a good book, backpacking, and hanging out with my wife and our dogs.


Donna Hunter, MA, CMHC

Donna HunterHometown & Places Lived: New Jersey, California, Utah

Academic Training: MA in Counseling, Rider University, 1997; MA in Leadership, Thierry Graduate School of Leadership, 2008

Profession License/Certification: Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EMDR practitioner

Clinical Approach/Interests: As a clinician, I take a systemic approach and love working with issues of identity development across the lifespan. This involves helping people to better thrive in their lives by considering how cultural and biological systems, experience, and attachment inform our self-concept. I often consider how trauma, abuse, and neglect has interrupted healthy development. As an EMDR practitioner, I specialize in treating traumatic stress disorders including PTSD and developmental trauma. Within a short-term model, considerable time is spent on education about symptoms and if appropriate, trauma processing.

Other Interests: Reading, gardening, travel, skiing, baking (I’ve taken several professional patisserie classes) hiking, laughing, eating, religion and spirituality, and re-watching the Fast and Furious movies.


Kate Lovatt, LCSW

Kate LovattHometown & Places Lived: Northwest Michigan; Indiana; Chicago IL; Maui Hawaii; Utah

Academic Training: Master’s in Social Work, Western Michigan University, 2003

Profession License/Certification: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Clinical Approach/Interests: My therapeutic style is eclectic, but I draw from Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure Therapy, and trauma-
informed and humanistic perspectives. I am well versed in working with individuals with concerns in
anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I am passionate about my work and thoroughly enjoy this career.

Counseling Center Responsibilities: Therapist & Intern Supervisor.

Other Interests: Time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, camping, skiing, reading, and cooking.


Craig A. Oreshnick, Ph.D.

Craig

Hometown & Places Lived: Oak Ridge, NJ. Places Lived: Washington (Seattle, Bellingham); Iowa (Ames, Des Moines), Utah

Academic Training: MS and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University. BS in Psychology, University of Washington (Seattle)

Profession License/Certification: Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Approach/Interests: As a counseling psychologist, I am enthusiastic about supporting others in pursuing the life they most want to be living including being supportive of both change as well as acceptance. My interests include positive psychology, health psychology, and mindful meditation.

Counseling Center Responsibilities: Therapist, Clinical Supervisor.

Other Interests: Swimming and fitness training, road and mountain biking, movies, and connecting with family and friends.


Tamara Robinette, LCSW

Tamara RobinetteHometown & Places Lived: I grew up in Utah

Academic Training: I attended Weber State to complete my Bachelor’s degree and earned my Master’s degree at the University of Utah

Profession License/Certification: LCSW since 1988

Clinical Approach/Interests: I have worked for a long time as a therapist and have always been impressed with the strength of people. My therapeutic approach reflects that I recognize each person as a combination of multiple identities. I work to assist each person to identify their strengths and to use their skills in a way that might be new and creative to solve the problems that bring them to my office. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic approaches.

Counseling Center Responsibilities: My most important role is a therapist – it is truly what I love to do. I also work as the Outreach Coordinator which gives me the opportunity to supervise undergraduate interns and to take mental health values and information out to the campus community.

Other Interests: My own mental wellness is renewed when I garden – it is so rewarding to pick my own vegetables. I love to cook and try new recipes out on my unsuspecting family and friends. I love animals. I love to travel and see new places, meet new people and try new activities. I am also a bit of a bookworm – I am usually reading 3 or more books at any given time.


Juancarlos Santisteban, LMFT

Juancarlos

Hometown & Places Lived: I was born in Guatemala. I have lived in Los Angeles, Seattle, Missouri, and now Utah

Academic Training: Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA in 2009

Profession License/Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Clinical Approach/Interests: My motto "When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." I will do my best to sit with you in your distress. I will listen to you and check in frequently to make sure I understand your story. I will be open to learn from you. I will continue to seek out training, resources, and experiences that will help us both. I will do my best to always be human, show you compassion and empathy. You will have a space that you know you can return to when you need or want to. 

Counseling Center Responsibilities: I work with individuals, couples, families, I train Master's level therapists in training and I am the Training Clinical Director for our center.

Other Interests: I am a first-generation college graduate. I am Weber State Alumni, class of 2006.  I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a mentor, an adviser, a social justice advocate. I love sports.  I love movies and books that inspire me. I AM ME AND I AM HERE!


Jonathan Selden, MN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Jonathan Selden

Hometown & Places Lived: Seattle, WA; Provo and Ogden, Utah

Academic Training: Bachelor of Science (Brigham Young University), Master of Nursing (University of Washington)

Profession License/Certification: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Approach/Interests: I work holistically to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and attention-deficit disorders.

Counseling Center Responsibilities: Medication Prescriber; I provide comprehensive psychiatric services, including psychiatric evaluation/assessment and psychiatric medication management.

Other Interests: Spending time with family, being a dad, sports and fitness, being outdoors, avid baseball fan, Seattle sports, and all things related to my hometown.


April Wood, LMFT

April Wood

Hometown & Places Lived: I am from Billings, Montana.  I have lived in Colorado and now in Brigham City, Utah

Academic Training: Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University, 2010

Profession License/Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Clinical Approach/Interests:   Come as you are.  Therapy is a place of understanding and a place to be real.  I see my role as providing a safe place to be heard, try out new solutions, and find strengths that will allow you to meet your goals moving forward.   

Counseling Center Responsibilities: I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families.  I facilitate various group treatments and am the Group Coordinator for the center.

Other Interests: I love food (cooking and eating), the outdoors, and video games.  I am equally comfortable on a couch watching nerdy movies with my husband and dogs as I am spending a whole day hiking up a mountain and training with my search and rescue k9.


Jennette Wood, LCSW

Jennette Wood

Hometown and places lived: Ogden, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; Grand Junction, Colorado

Academic Training: Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 1985; Master of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, 1986

Professional License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Approach/Interests: Throughout my years of experience, working in a wide variety of settings as a clinical therapist, I have developed an eclectic approach in working with individuals and groups. I value the experiences of each person I work with, understanding the key to effective change, healing, personal growth and an overall improved quality of life lies within each individual; therefore I strive for a collaborative relationship within the context of counseling. I encourage clients to actively engage in their own process of identifying and solving problems, challenging ineffective patterns of thinking and behaving as well as setting personal goals for their future.   

Counseling Center Responsibilities: Individual and group therapist.

Other Interests: Travel, family, mindfulness, reading, history, theatre, and music.


Support Staff


Maureen Fedor
Administrative
Specialist

anita
Anita Lunnen
Administrative
Specialist

Yvette Davis
Yvette Davis
Receptionist