(Spalding University, 2015)
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.
(Indiana State University, 2015)
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.
(Southern Illinois University, Ph.D. Expected 2017)
Mr. Henderson joined the Counseling Center staff in September 2018. Mr. Henderson has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University Sacramento, a master’s degree from California State University Long Beach in Sport Psychology, and is nearing completion of a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Mr. Henderson's past clinical experiences include working with student-athletes, assessing for physical and learning disabilities, and cross-cultural/multicultural concerns that impact students. Mr. Henderson's clinical interests include multicultural/cross-cultural counseling, performance psychology, retention of first-generation college students, and spirituality. Mr. Henderson wants to both encourage and help students heal.
(Pacific University, 2004)
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 committee and was the inaugural editor for their monthly electronic newsletter.
(University of Southern Indiana, 2013)
Christopher attended Oakland City University earning two Bachelor’s degrees in Social Science and Business Administration with a minor in Music. He would continue his formal education at the University of Southern Indiana earning his Master’s in Social Work with a focus in clinical practice in 2013. Christopher started working in the field of social work in 2006 specializing in addictions treatment, in-home psychoeducation, youth correctional facilities, community health clinics, special needs populations, and community mental health agencies. He began his clinical work in 2013 working at Lampion Center as a clinical therapist specializing in helping people heal from Trauma, and develop healthy relationships. Christopher Strongly believes in community involvement and has volunteered with several local non-profits and also served as a board member for several years. He became licensed by the state of Indiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2015. His clinical specializations include: trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, and couples issues. Christopher strives to help people heal, find empowerment, and reach their individual goals through eclectic modalities including: EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, & Solution Focused treatments.
(Indiana State University, 2018)
Mary joined the Counseling Center staff in September 2018. She holds a bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State University. During her master's program, she interned at a community mental health agency and at the Indiana State University Counseling Center. She has clinical experience in individual, group, and family therapy. Her clinical interests include body image, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ issues. Mary is most influenced by a Gestalt theoretical perspective and strives to help students improve their self-awareness and to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(Western Governor's University, 2013)
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.