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Staff Biographies

Carrie Haubner

Carrie Haubner, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist


2008, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Carrie joined Student Counseling Services in 2011. Prior to becoming a staff member at SCS, she worked at several other university counseling centers around the Midwest. She obtained both her Master’s degree and Doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Some of Carrie’s clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, body image concerns, trauma, identity development, and training and supervising developing professionals. Her approach to therapy is integrative and incorporates interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, developmental theories, and multicultural lenses. Away from work, Carrie enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, entertaining, and being active outdoors

David F. Adams

David F. Adams, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Associate Director of Clinical Services

2014, Counseling Psychology, Ball State University

David joined Student Counseling Services in the Fall of 2017. He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University's APA-accredited psychology program, with an emphasis in couples and family counseling. He completed an APPIC-accredited pre-doctoral internship in psychology at The University of Iowa's University Counseling Service. David also earned his Master's in Community Counseling from Ball State University's CACREP-accredited counseling program. Prior to joining SCS, David served as a staff psychologist at The University of Iowa for two years, where he directed an embedded office at the College of Dentistry. He later worked in private practice in Peoria, IL, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate classes in psychology and counseling. David values inclusiveness and acceptance, and he adopts a holistic perspective to meet the needs of a diverse student population. David is committed to social justice and multicultural initiatives on and off campus. In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, traveling, hiking and being outdoors, as well as reading.

Danielle Beasley

Danielle Beasley, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Outreach

2007, Illinois State University

Danielle joined SCS as a Staff Counselor and Case Manager in the fall of 2016. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals and families, helping them navigate trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, self-harming behaviors, adjustment and stress management. Danielle believes that every client is the expert of their own story and her role is to partner with the client on their healing and wellness journey, providing safety, support and affirmation during the therapeutic process. She utilizes integrative and eclectic therapy techniques with an emphasis on relational, multicultural, strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches.

Megan (Shiou-Feng) Gu

Megan (Shiou-Feng) Gu, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Interim Associate Director of Training

2008, Counseling Psychology, Purdue University

Megan joined Student Counseling Services in Fall 2017. She is originally from Taiwan and received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University. She enjoys working with college students because of their energy, openness, and resiliency. Her clinical interests include mood and generalized anxiety disorders, stress and adjustment issues, acculturation and coping particularly for international students, group psychotherapy, and supervision/training. She uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamics, and solution-focused within a multicultural framework. She can provide bilingual counseling (English and Mandarin Chinese). Away from work, Megan enjoys spending time with family, cooking, painting, and gardening.

Nicole E. Anderson

Nicole E. Anderson, MSW, LCSW

Staff Counselor/Case Manager

2017, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Nicole joined Student Counseling Services as a Staff Counselor and Case Manager in the summer of 2021. She is an alum of Illinois State University, acquiring her Bachelor’s in social work from ISU. She earned her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Nicole enjoys working with people wherever they are in their journey of self. Nicole’s work is mostly guided by the Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approaches, while also integrating other useful approaches as necessary. She has done clinical work with individuals contending with many concerns, such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity challenges, relational conflicts, substance use, spiritual and religious concerns, mood and personality disorders, justice system involvement, and homelessness. Nicole also has several years of case management experience within the Bloomington-Normal community.

Dean McCullough

Dean McCullough, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Staff Counselor

2009, Illinois State University

Dean joined SCS as a staff counselor in the eventful spring of 2020. He has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dean's clinical experience includes many years of working with young people and their families through a variety of presenting concerns. His clinical interests include depression, anxiety, family dynamics and substance related concerns. Dean's approach in therapy is to enable clients to use their own personal strengths and insight to find solutions to their obstacles. As a social worker Dean infuses social justice perspectives into his counseling approach and he has experience working with discriminated against populations. Dean views each counseling session as a moment for growth and empowerment.

Stacy Parton

Stacy Parton, M.A., L.C.P.C., CCTP-II

Staff Counselor

1995, Illinois State University

Stacy joined the Student Counseling Service staff Fall 2016. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University in 1995. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, LGBTQIA individuals, families formed through foster care and adoption, as well as people experiencing depression, anxiety, and self-concept issues. Her approach to therapy incorporates person-centered, cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused, mindfulness, and EMDR therapies. Outside of work, Stacy enjoys spending time with her wife Lindsay and their fur babies, and hanging out with family and friends. She loves to knit and crochet for relaxation.

Nikki Bosserman, M.S., L.C.P.C.

Staff Counselor

Illinois State University, 2013

Nikki joined the Student Counseling Service staff in the Spring of 2024. She completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University in 2013. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families in community mental health agencies, prisons, and private practice. Her special interest areas include trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, relational issues, and stress management. Nikki’s work is mostly guided by the Acceptance and Commitment, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavior therapeutic approaches. She also integrates other useful approaches to meet her clients’ needs and preferences. Nikki views counseling as a series of conversations that leads her clients out of suffering and into growth. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys spending time with family and friends doing a variety of activities including playing bass guitar and flute, competing in pinball tournaments, boating, kayaking, and hiking. She is also active in her church community.

Venique Chappell, M.S.W., LSW

Staff Counselor

Simmons University, 2021

Venique joined SCS as a Staff Counselor in fall of 2023. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University. She is an alum of Illinois State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science Fall of 2015. Venique enjoys working with people who are in any form of transition in their life and believes everyone is an expert of their own journey. Venique believes her role is to be a guide within the therapeutic space and help the clients tap into the strengths they already possess within.  She has experience working with individuals/ families who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, and attachment. Venique interest include non-traditional students, adjustment, attachment concerns, self-esteem, relationships and family dynamics, trauma, and parenting. As a social worker Venique is committed to utilizing a multicultural lens and integrate client-centered, attachment focused, and trauma-informed practices.  In her personal time, Venique enjoys spending time with her partner, reading, listening to podcasts, cooking, traveling for good food, and taking walks outside to rejuvenate.

Jeffery Grimes, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

University of Iowa, 2023

Jeffrey joined ISU Student Counseling Services as a doctoral intern in 2022 where he completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Millikin University, a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University, and his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. Jeffrey’s clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment and transition, grief and loss, body image and eating concerns, relationship and family dynamics, identity development, sport psychology, and training developing professionals. His approach to therapy is integrative and incorporates person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and multicultural lenses. Jeffrey enjoys being active, cooking, coaching, and attending church, games, and movies with his wife and their three dogs Callie, Queso, and Bruce.

Sam Kahl, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Indiana State University, 2023

Sam joined Student Counseling Services in August of 2023. They earned their bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Violin Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, completed their pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Commonwealth University, and earned their Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University. Some of their clinical interests include LGBTQIA+ concerns and needs, ADHD/neurodiversity, trauma, and social anxiety. Sam is passionate about social justice and multicultural initiatives that promote equity and accessibility. Their approach to counseling is integrative and incorporates humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and relational/cultural theory within a multicultural and trauma-informed framework. Away from work, Sam enjoys collecting houseplants, telling dad jokes, playing any string instrument they can get their hands on, and spending time with their cat, Fiddle.

Thanh Nguyen, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Midwestern University, 2021

Thanh joined Student Counseling Services in November of 2023. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, CA., and her pre-doctoral internship with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She earned her degree in Clinical Psychology from the Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Some of her clinical interests include working with trauma, grief, identity/self-esteem, family of origin concerns, and wellness and lifestyle habits. Thanh's approach to counseling is integrative and incorporates interpersonal, psychodynamic, and existential theories within a multicultural framework. Away from work, Thanh enjoys walking, baking, reading, and playing video games.

Jessica Jackson, M.A., LCPC, ASDCS

Multicultural Center Therapist

Adam’s State University, 2014

Jessica joined SCS in the Fall of 2023. Jessica holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Illinois State University, and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Jessica is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS). Jessica's counseling approach is Trauma-informed, Person-centered, Somatic, Culturally Responsive, Neurodiversity, and LGBTQIA+ affirming. She is committed to operating with an anti-oppressive lens. Her warm, affirming presence and wealth of knowledge help folx to feel seen, heard, and emboldened as they navigate their unique journeys. She enjoys photography, travel, activism, quality time with loved ones, and reading.

Use the link below to schedule a Triage appointment directly with Jessica at the Multicultural Center.

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Lindsay Maxson, D.S.W.

Athletics Counselor

Aurora University, School of Social Work, 2017

Dr. Lindsay Maxson is a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families from diverse populations. Utilizing the therapeutic process, she strives to create a safe, validating, and compassionate therapeutic alliance with her clients. Dr. Maxson works specifically as a mental health counselor embedded within the Athletics Department at Illinois State University and has training in the field of Sports Psychology. Her work focuses on treating the holistic student-athlete by employing a biopsychosocial model to treat the whole person. This holistic framework helps to support the mental health & wellbeing of student-athletes by utilizing a multidisciplinary team to provide wrap around services. Her approach to counseling is evidenced informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical

Use the link below to schedule an athletics Triage appointment directly with Lindsay. 

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