Joseph Behen Joseph M. Behen, PhD
Title: Executive Director, Counseling, Health, and Disability Services
BA, 1989, University of Michigan
MS, 1992
PhD, 1994 University of Florida
Internship: Northwestern University Medical School, 1993–94
Professional Interests: crisis intervention, mental health consultation, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and treatment of severe mental illness
Gabriel Stutz
Gabriel Stutz
Title: Office Coordinator

Counseling Services

The Counseling Services office is staffed by a full-time, doctoral-level staff.

Nancy Easton Nancy L. Easton, PsyD 
Title: Training Director and Clinical Psychologist
AB, 1986, Brown University
AA, 1989, American Academy of Art
MA, 2001, PsyD, 2002, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Internship: Northwestern University, Counseling and Psychological Services, 2001–02
Professional Interests: mindfulness meditation, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mental health first aid
April Grace A. Knighton April Grace A. Knighton, MAAT, LPC
Title: Mental Health Promotion Specialist
BA, 2005, University of Texas-Pan American
MAAT, 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Professional Interests: art therapy, Mental Health First Aid, HeartMath interventions, student support and leadership training, culture and diversity studies, neuroscience and creativity

Disability and Learning Resource Center

Valerie St. Germain Valerie St. Germain
Title: Director, Disability and Learning Resource Center
BS, 1993, Indiana University
MS Ed, 2007, Indiana University South Bend
Professional Interests: Universal Design for Learning, ADHD, and the impact of learning and emotional disabilities on creativity and academic success.
Rebecca Berezin Rebecca Berezin, MAT
Title: Assistant Director, Disability and Learning Resource Center
BS, 1997, Guilford College
MAT Special Education, 2001, National-Louis University
Professional Interests: assistive technology and apps for reading, writing, and note-taking, time management and organization support, self-advocacy, Universal Design for Learning, mental health disorders, Aspberger's Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.
Martin Perales Martin Perales
Title: Academic Support Coordinator
BS Education, 1984, Chadron State College
Professional Interests: assistive technology in post-secondary education, student empowerment and self-advocacy, self-regulated strategy development and strategy instruction.

Health Services

Emily Lenz Emily Lenz, MSN, APN, FNP
Title: Nurse Practitioner
BSN, 2006, University of Wisconsin—Madison
MSN, 2010, University of Illinois—Chicago
Professional Interests: preventative care, women's health, sexual health, LGBTQ health
Megan Skarr Megan Skarr, MS, APN, FNP
Title: Nurse Practitioner
BA, 2003, Marquette University
MS, 2007, Post-Master's Certificate, 2013, DePaul University
Professional Interests: health education, preventative care
Elaine Ciupik Elaine Ciupik, RN, BSN
Title: Clinical Staff Nurse
RN, BSN, Elmhurst College, Deicke School of Nursing
Internship: Hinsdale Hospital, Telemetry unit
Hospital Experience: Hinsdale Hospital, Medical Surgical and Telemetry Units Edward Hines, VA, Medical Surgical/Telemetry Unit
Clinical Experience: UIC Allergy, Immunotherapy and Pulmonology (ENT), PCC Healthcare Clinic, SAIC Health Services
Professional Interests: Ambulatory Care, Clinic setting