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Leigh Baker, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Baker joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in Fall 2017 as director. She is a Licensed Psychologist and has worked for eight years in college mental health including at the University of Central Florida, Tarleton State University, Georgia State University and her alma mater, Florida State University. She also served as Assistant Director of the Student Counseling Center at Tarleton State University. Dr. Baker has supported students with a wide-range of concerns using a person-centered, collaborative, evidence-based, and culturally sensitive approach. As a first-generation college student and Honors student, she understands both the challenges and the gifts of higher education. Dr. Baker believes in the importance of mentorship support, wellness, and personal resiliency in students’ academic success and personal growth. Therefore, she fulfills her role by supporting both individual Hatters at Student Counseling Services and our Hatter community through partnership in mental health and wellness initiatives across campus. "We all go to college for the degree, but what we are really doing is finding out who we are, what values we hold, and what we want our life to be about. My job is to help you access the supports and develop the skills you need to navigate this journey."

Contact Leigh at labaker@stetson.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology & School Psychology, Florida State University
  • B.S., Biological Science & Psychology, Florida State University

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Florida, PY9593
  • Qualified Supervisor, M.H.C.
  • BASICS: Brief Alcohol Screening in College Students
  • Green Dot Bystander Intervention trainer

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Integrative
  • Humanistic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Interest Areas

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use harm reduction
  • Trauma
  • Relationship and family concerns
  • First Generation college students
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • ADHD/Learning Disabilities
  • Adjustment
  • Identity development
  • Personal growth
  • Self-esteem
Leigh Baker

Erika Lohmus, M.A., L.M.H.C., Counselor

Erika joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in August 2016. She has worked in a variety of settings including non-profit community agencies, schools, residential programs and juvenile justice. Erika has worked with children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, behavioral disorders, trauma, grief/loss and substance abuse. "College was the best four years of my life, and through its ups and downs, I grew into the person I was meant to be. I hope to support students through their own developmental journey of self-awareness, resiliency and success."

Contact Erika at elohmus@stetson.edu

Education

  • M.A., counseling, Webster University
  • B.A., psychology, University of Central Florida

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH13934
  • Play Therapy Certificate, University of Central Florida

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Expressive Therapies

Interest Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Athletics
  • Behavior Change
  • Depression
  • Health and Wellness
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Mindfulness/mediatation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management
Erika Lohmus

Kristine Proctor, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Counselor

Kristine joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in July 2017. In her experience as a school social worker, non-profit director, organizational consultant and private practitioner, Kristine has worked with a broad range of mental health concerns including trauma, grief and loss, adjustment and transition, anxiety, depression, anger and stress management. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a highly effective therapeutic process where one looks at negative experiences with the whole brain rather than just the emotional part to develop solutions and change one’s life script. Kristine’s approach is to build on client strengths. One of her favorite phrases is, "Find yourself, and be that."

Contact Kristine at kproctor@stetson.edu

Education

  • M.S.W., Social Work, Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Behavioral Science, Business Administration Minor, Andrews University

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida, SW14964
  • Licensed Masters Social Worker, Clinical and Macro, State of Michigan, 6801069783
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy, Mental Health Professional & Equine Specialist
  • Play and sand tray therapy training

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Experiential Therapy

Interest Areas

  • Trauma
  • Neurobiology
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Multicultural Mental Health
  • Attachment & Adoption
  • Resilience
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment
Kristine Proctor

Natasha Ramnauth, M.A., L.M.H.C., L.M.F.T., Counselor and Outreach Coordinator

Natasha joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in January 2016. Her past work experiences include Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare, The Center for Drug Free Living and Aspire Health Partners. Natasha has experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families dealing with various issues including self-esteem, diversity issues, anxiety, depression, guilt and shame, stress, anger management, ADHD, relationships and life transitions. Her passion lies in helping others to identify their strengths and building coping skills to lead a healthy and happy life.  One of her favorite quotes is "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

Contact Natasha at nramnauth@stetson.edu

Education

  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • B.A., English, Communications Minor, Rollins College

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH11475
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Florida, MT2847
  • Qualified Supervisor, M.H.C., M.F.T.
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Gottman Seven Principles Educator

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Psychoanalytic (Jungian) Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling, The Gottman Method
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Interest Areas

  • Family, Couples and Relationship Counseling
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Diversity and Cultural competence
  • Self-esteem and Body image
  • Strengths & Resilience
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment
  • First generation college students
Natasha Ramnauth

Keith L. Sims, M.A., L.M.H.C., Counselor

Keith joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in March 2015. Keith is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist trained under Dr. Robert Bollet at the Center for Counseling and Consulting in Casselberry, Florida. His past counseling experience includes Florida Hospital, The Center for Drug Free Living and private practice at CCC. Keith has extensive experience working with individuals battling medical illness/injury and physical disability, as well as athletes and performers who may be experiencing distress as a result of injury, anxiety, pressure to perform, body image issues, and difficulty coping with success or failure. The cornerstone of Keith’s practice is an individualized acceptance process that leads to an uncovering of one’s true self. He states, "Sometimes, backward is the only way forward."

Contact Keith at ksims@stetson.edu

Education

  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • B.S., Physical Education, University of Central Florida

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH12684
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, BAP 85

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy

Interest Areas

  • Athletic Issues
  • Medical Illness/Injury
  • Physical Disability
  • Performance Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment
Keith Sims

Nicole Currie, Administrative Specialist III

Nicole joined Stetson University in October 2011 as a part-time office assistant with Health Services, working with immunizations records for all incoming students. Nicole then joined us as our administrative specialist, providing a professional welcoming environment as the first contact within Student Counseling Services, maintaining and protecting confidential records, facilitating communication, maintaining budget and supplies and working alongside our professional staff. She is also the Administrative Assistant for Wellness and Recreation, monitoring and maintaining the daily office budgets for all areas within Wellness and Recreation since February 2012. Nicole enjoys the student contact and helping direct them to the proper resources to better assist them. She is also the Founder of the Hatters Helping Hatters Food Pantry, which is located in our office at Griffith Hall.

Contact Nicole at ncurrie@stetson.edu

Education

  • LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist, Lakewood School of Massage
  • A.S., Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Florida, MA 59929

Part-Time Staff

Nicole Currie

Brittany Drennen, B.A., 2018 Graduate Counseling Intern

Brittany joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services as an intern in January 2018. Her past experience includes work as an early childhood educator and athletic coach. She has worked extensively as an advocate with child, adolescent and adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Brittany has facilitated art groups for children in crisis and has provided parent support, sexual assault advocacy and community outreach. She has a deep appreciation for the developmental milestones that occur in the context of higher education. Brittany hopes to support students’ personal strengths as they pursue academic success, build healthy relationships, manage stress and adversity, and find wellness and meaning. "A tree, by weathering storms and sinking its roots deep into the earth, grows stronger and taller." –Irvin Yalom

Education

  • M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Stetson University (in progress; expected December 2018)
  • B.A., Psychology, Philosophy Minor, New Mexico State University

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Core Competency Advocacy Certificate
  • Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Core Competency Advocacy Certificate

Interest Areas

  • Adjustment and Transition
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mindfulness and Self-care
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Resiliency and Growth
  • Spirituality
Brittany Drennen

Susan Makinson, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Part-Time Counselor

Susan joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in September 2016. She is trained as a licensed clinical social worker with additional training in mindfulness and meditation, DBT and EMDR. Susan operates from a systems theory background and integrates a relational approach with elements of mindfulness, biofeedback and CBT. Susan enjoys working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. She also enjoys addressing these issues and other mental health concerns at a community level through outreach programs. Some of her favorite sayings include "Live life with no regrets" and  "I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung." - Rabindranath Tagore

Contact Susan at smakinson@stetson.edu

Education

  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Utah
  • B.A., Social Work, Idaho State University

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida, SW13721
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Play and sand tray therapy training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy training
  • QPR trainer

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Systems Theory
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Mindfulness/meditation

Interest Areas

  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Resilience
  • Family of origin issues
  • Test Anxiety
  • Mindfulness and stress management skills
Susan Makinson

Rob Rogers, M.A., 2018 Graduate Counseling Intern

Rob joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services as an intern in January 2018. Rob has held management positions in for profit and non profit organizations as well as serving as Dean of Student Services at Beacon College. He understands the multifaceted challenges that students can face while in college. He takes a collaborative, person-centered approach when helping clients accomplish their goals.

Education

  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Central Florida (in progress; expected August 2018)
  • M.A., Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Development Consulting, Regent University
  • B.M., Commercial Music, Belmont University

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified

Interest Areas

  • Holistic Wellness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • First Generation college students
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Career and Worklife
  • Workplace Issues
  • Attachment and Family Systems
  • Personality
Rob

Lynn Schoenberg, Ed.S., Dean of Students and Part-time Counselor

Lynn came to Stetson in 2007 as the assistant director of Health and Wellness Initiatives. From that time, she has worked with students around substance abuse issues and overall wellness in numerous roles. In 2013, Lynn started working with students in Student Counseling Services. In January 2015, she was promoted to Dean of Students, bringing her passion for wellness and mental health to advocate for all Stetson University students. Lynn provides counseling services to graduate students.

Education

  • Ed.S., Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • M.Ed., Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • B.S., Psychology, Lynchburg College

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, State of Florida, IMH6941
    • Current Clinical Supervisor: Nancy Jacobsen, M.A., L.M.F.T. and Qualified Supervisor for M.H.C. and M.F.T., State of Florida, MT997
  • National Certified Counselor
Lynn Schoenberg