Staff Directory

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 in college mental health 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 use. "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
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Holistic Wellness
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Use
  • 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 Certified 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’s Student Counseling Services in March 2015. A Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Keith has extensive experience working with individual athletes, teams, coaches, sports medicine staff, and athletic administration on a variety of performance, personal, and interpersonal issues. In addition to his work in athletics, Keith also works with performers experiencing mental performance barriers as well as with individuals coping with medical illness/injury and physical disability.

The cornerstone of Keith’s practice is an individualized acceptance process that leads to an uncovering of one’s true self. In his own words, "Backwards is often the 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
Nicole Currie
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