Meet Our Staff




Luellyn Switzer, M.S., Director


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor

Interests:
Depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disordered eating, and women's health




Chris Austin, M.S., Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
B.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Interests:
Adjustment and transition issues, identity development, LGBTQ concerns, diversity and multiculturalism, substance abuse / dependence / recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, group work, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.Facilitating student growth and empowerment, grief and loss, adjustment and transition, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and career concerns.




Kären Robinson, M.S.,
Staff Counselor
Group Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Clinical Mental Health, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Interests:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), excoriation disorder (skin-picking), group therapy, identity development, and transition/phase of life/career concerns.




Rachel-Clair Franklin, M.S., Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Health Education and Promotion, Mississippi University for Women
M.S., Clinical Mental Health, Mississippi State University
B.A., Psychology, Mississippi University for Women
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider BC-TMH
National Certified Counselor
Certified Health Education Specialist


Interests:
Identity development; healthy relationships; LGBTQ population; trauma related concerns; adjustment and transition; social anxiety; and depression.




Kim Kavalsky, M.S.,
Staff Counselor
Outreach Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Community Counseling, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor

Interests:
Self-esteem/Empowerment, trauma, mental health outreach, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and identity issues




Kimberly M. Peeples, M.S.,
Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
B.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
B.A., Sociology, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
National Certified Counselor
Approved Clinical Supervisor
Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider
EMDR trained therapist

Interests:
Minority mental health, mental health advocacy, parenthood, sexual assault, crisis/trauma, group therapy, sports counseling, empowerment/self-esteem, family systems/dynamics, sex counseling, clinical supervision, counselor identity, forensic counseling

Caroline Phillips, M.A.,
Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary
M.S., Health Promotion, Mississippi State University
B.S., Nutrition, Mississippi State University
Provisional-Licensed Professional Counselor

Interests:
Stress management, anxiety, women's health, adjustment and transition issues, body image, and healthy relationships




Kevin Merideth
Staff Counselor
Student Counseling Services


Education and Credentials:
M.S., College Counseling, Mississippi State University
B.A., Western Kentucky University

Interests:
Trauma and traumatic grief, domestic violence, self-injury, anxiety, depression, adjustment, identity development, first-episode psychosis, group work, cognitive behavioral and existential models of therapy.




Janae Robinson, M.S.
Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
B.S., Education, University of Arkansas
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Interests:
Anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, early psychosis, LGBTQ concerns, grief and loss, alcohol and drug, veterans/military related issues, and couples counseling.




Yvett Roby, M.S.
Assistant Director
Victim Advocate Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of West Alabama
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor

Interests:
Healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention and response, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relaxation techniques.




Ty Stafford, Ph.D.,
Staff Psychologist
Interim Coordinator of Clinical Services


Education and Credentials:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Auburn University
M.Ed., Community Agency Counseling, Auburn University
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Interests:
Sexual assault, trauma recovery, substance abuse and recovery, diversity and multiculturalism, LGBTQ concerns, couples, group work, supervision.




Laura Stiles, M.S., Staff Counselor
Eating Disorder Team Member


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Mississippi State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Mississippi
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Interests:
Disordered eating; body image; depression; anxiety; perfectionism; identity development; and assessment.




Courtney Swan, M.S.W, Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.S.W., Ohio State University
B.A., English, Auburn University
Mississippi Licensed Certified Social Worker

Interests:
Cognitive and behavioral techniques to address stress, depression, and anxiety while utilizing a strengths perspective.




Audrey Lashae Bell , B.S., Business Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Mississippi Valley State University

Interests:
General office management, oversight of financial reports and procedures, and administrative support for Student Counseling Services staff.




Ashley Coleman, M.S., Intern


Education and Credentials:
Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology, Mississippi State University
M.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
B.A., Psychology, Mercer University

Interests:
Emotion regulation difficulties, substance abuse, child/adolescent development and trauma, comorbidity of physical and mental illnesses.

Lindsey Donald, Graduate Assistant


Education and Credentials:
B.A., Psychology, University of Mississippi

Interests:
Trauma-related concerns, anxiety, and mental health outreach.

Christopher Ellzey, Graduate Assistant


Education and Credentials:
B.A., English Literature, Mississippi State University
B.A., Philosophy, Mississippi State University

Interests:
Somatic and existential therapy; trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Kelsey Trainer, Office Associate


Education and Credentials:
A.A., Liberal Arts, Mississippi State University

Interests:
Greet and direct visistors, manage a complex scheduling software for Student Counseling Services, and performs a wide variety of clerical duties assigned by the Business Coordinator.