University of Southern Indiana

Meet the Counseling Center Staff

Cunningham StephanieStephanie J. Cunningham, Ph.D., HSPP
(The University of Akron, 2012)

Senior Staff Psychologist - Outreach & Training Coordinator: Stephanie joined the staff of the Counseling Center at USI in January 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Akron. Her role includes developing and coordinating the Center’s outreach programming as well as providing personal counseling.  Her areas of clinical specialization include gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, multicultural issues, and women’s empowerment. Stephanie is a member of the American Psychological Association’s divisions for Counseling Psychology, the Psychology of Women, and the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, as well as the Indiana Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Psychology.  She currently serves as the southern regional representative for the Indiana College Counseling Association.  In 2014, Stephanie was recognized as one of USI's "Phenomenal Women," an award that celebrates women who have made contributions to diversity in the USI and Evansville communities.



Ashley Evearitt, Psy.D.
(Spalding University, 2015)

Staff Therapist (diversity emphasis): Ashley joined the counseling center staff in August 2015. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Findlay, as well as a master’s degree and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. She completed her doctoral internship in Student Counseling Services at Illinois State University where she focused on individual and group therapy. Her past clinical experiences include assessing for learning disabilities and ADHD with college students and providing short-term therapy in an acute crisis stabilization unit in a psychiatric hospital. Ashley’s dissertation research focused on the unique needs of students who are the first generation in their family to attend college (first-generation college students) and she continues working with this population through outreach and programming at USI. Ashley also has an interest in suicide prevention and has served as a field advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention since 2012. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, identity exploration, and multicultural issues.



Alyssia Haymond, M.S.
(Indiana State University, 2015)

Staff Counselor: Alyssia joined the Counseling Center staff in August of 2015 after obtaining her Master’s degree from Indiana State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to Indiana State, she attended Ball State University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication and Counseling Psychology. In her Master’s program, Alyssia’s internship placements included a community outpatient center, Ryves Preschool, and the Counseling Center at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her clinical experiences include group, individual, family, and couples therapy. Alyssia’s clinical interests include relationship issues and couples counseling, abuse, identifying purpose, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Alyssia works  from an existential perspective and strives to help students identify positive meaning from life’s circumstances.


B. Thomas Longwell, Psy.D., HSPP

B. Thomas Longwell, Psy.D., HSPP
(Pacific University, 2004)

Director: Dr. Longwell completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University where he received the “Outstanding Practitioner-Scholar Award,” his program’s top honor. Dr. Longwell also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Longwell has extensive experience working with students, faculty, and staff, and he maintains a professional interest in anxiety and depressive disorders, empirically-supported interventions, ethics, and student mental health and wellness. Dr. Longwell is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the USI Counseling Center and serves on multiple university-wide committees including the CARE team. Dr. Longwell is a member of the Indiana Psychological Association where he serves on the continuing education committe and was the inaugural editor for their monthly electronic newsletter.


Daniel Sommer, LCSW
(University of Southern Indiana, 2000)

Staff Counselor (supervision emphasis): Daniel earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Evansville. He acquired his Master’s in Social work with a focus on clinical interventions from the University of Southern Indiana in 2000 and was licensed by the state of Indiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2004.  Daniel has worked as a mental health counselor in the Evansville area since 1996. He has experience working in multiple settings including: psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, in-home psychotherapy programs, and out-patient mental health clinics. Daniel’s primary areas of clinical focus include helping people resolve symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as supporting individuals who are progressing through difficult life transitions. He also has a strong interest in the development of skills which cultivate mindfulness and the application of these skills in both psychotherapy and personal practice.



Kathleen Stern, M.B.A.
(Western Governor's University, 2013)

Senior Administrative Assistant: An Evansville, Indiana native, Katie received her A.S. in Liberal Arts from Ivy Tech State College before transferring to Indiana State University where she obtained her B.S. in Community Health Education and Promotion before obtaining her M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Western Governor’s University. Prior to working at the Counseling Center, Katie worked as a federal and state healthcare navigator and local substitute teacher. She has several years of experience working in an office setting as well as in healthcare and education.


JawilsonJean A. Wilson, M.S.W., LCSW
(University of Southern Indiana, 1997)

Part-time Counselor: 
Jean began her formal education at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.  After transferring to USI, she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work. Jean is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and her role at the Counseling Center is to provide individual and relationship counseling. She works with students dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and academic issues. She utilizes solution-focused interventions and cognitive-behavioral therapies to promote overall wellness. She has experience as a school and medical-based social worker and has also worked in the area of adoptions, court-ordered drug education, and in-home family practice. She takes her passions home with her and has served as a foster parent for teens. Jean taught as adjunct professor at USI for 17 years and she maintains a private practice in the Evansville area. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


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