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Meet the CC Staff

Clinical Staff

Susan R. Stock, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Stock is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois, and while most of her clinical experiences have been in university counseling centers, she has also worked in other inpatient and outpatient settings.  Dr. Stock enjoys providing a broad range of professional services, such as psychotherapy, consultation, supervision and training, and outreach.  She is the co-author of a book on facilitating experiential learning and regularly provides professional presentations at national and regional conferences.  Dr. Stock is active in the American College Personnel Association, in the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services; the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors; and the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Stock earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University, and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Counseling Center at Southern Illinois University. She previously held staff psychologist positions at the counseling centers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Akron, and Marquette University.

Mary E. Grigar, Ph.D., Assistant Director/Training Coordinator

Dr. Grigar received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University after completing her internship training in the Student Counseling Center at Illinois State University. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also completed a post-doctoral year of training at The University of Michigan's Counseling Center. Dr. Grigar is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. Her clinical experiences include primarily university counseling center work which involves a range of services including individual, group, and career therapy, as well as outreach and consultation services. She has also provided psychotherapy supervision of therapists in training. Dr. Grigar is a member the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology).

Kusha Gujrati Murarka, Psy.D., Assistant Director of Outreach Services /Staff Psychologist

Dr. Kusha Murarka received her B.A. at Northwestern University and then her Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Chicago. She is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Illinois and has worked at a number of counseling centers in the Midwest and on the East Coast. She completed her internship at Pace University Counseling Center and then postdoctoral work at Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Murarka has significant experience working with university students and dealing with issues related to multicultural experiences, interpersonal relationships, and identity development. She is interested in a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, identity conflicts, stress management, mind/body issues, relationships, alcohol and other drug use, and suicide prevention.  Dr. Murarka is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), and currently serves as the Chair for the executive board of the Division of South Asian Americans (DoSAA) under AAPA

Diane Herbstman Welbel, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Dr. Diane Herbstman Welbel received her Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate in Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Roosevelt University’s Counseling Center, Dr. Herbstman Welbel was working as a staff clinician at American University in Washington DC, where she also completed her doctoral internship. Dr. Herbstman Welbel has a great deal of experience working with university students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to working at a number of counseling centers, she has also provided individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy services at social service agencies and community mental health centers. Her clinical interests include trauma care and recovery, mood and anxiety disorders, loss and bereavement, identity development, multicultural issues and multiple identity conflicts, interpersonal relationship issues, stress management, creative arts therapy and mindfulness. She greatly enjoys providing group counseling and consultation and outreach services in order to raise awareness of mental health issues in the campus community. She uses an integrative theoretical approach that incorporates psychodynamic, developmental, relational and multicultural perspectives. Dr. Herbstman Welbel is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Taylor Esposito, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Dr. Esposito received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology and master’s degree in counseling psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology. He completed his clinical internship at Wichita State University Counseling and Testing Center as well as his postdoctoral training in preventative health psychology at Wichita State University. He has a wide array of experience working with college students and has specific interests in anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, substance use issues, mind/body health, preventative wellness, performance anxiety/performance enhancement, and sports psychology. Dr. Esposito is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).  

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Lindsay Doyle, Psy.D., Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Lindsay Doyle received her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Doyle completed her pre-doctoral internship at Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services.  In addition to university counseling, Dr. Doyle has worked in residential treatment, medical settings, and torture treatment centers. She enjoys working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and clinical needs, as well as engaging in group work, advocacy, training, and community outreach and prevention. Much of her outreach, prevention, and research has occurred outside of the US with communities impacted by violent conflict; she specializes in working with survivors of trauma.  In addition to trauma, Dr. Doyle particularly enjoys working with women’s issues and positive masculinity; issues of identity development and life transition; relational struggles; and suicidality.  Dr. Doyle utilizes an integrated approach to therapy that is individualized, strength-based, and collaborative. She draws heavily on psychodynamic, relational, empowerment, and mindfulness techniques and strives to honor sociocultural context in her work.  Dr. Doyle is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

 

Psychology Externs

Julie Beckwith, M.A., Psychology Extern

Julie Beckwith is pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Julie received her Bachelors in Science in Psychology at Ferris State University in 2008 and her Masters in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012.  She completed her diagnostic practicum at a private practice at Behavioral Healthcare Associates in Schaumburg, while providing integrated testing and psychotherapy to individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds.  Julie recently finished her intermediate practicum at Benedictine University where she provided individual and some couples psychotherapy, crisis interventions, and psychoeducational groups.  She also has been a volunteer for the National Runaway Safeline for over two years.  Some of Julie’s clinical interests include mood disorders, identity development, relationship concerns, and personality dynamics.  In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, bike riding, playing with her dog, and spending time with friends and family.  Julie is excited to continue her work with college students at Roosevelt University for the 2013-2014 school year.    

Amy Humphrey, M.A., Psychology Extern

Amy Humphrey is currently working towards earning her Psy.D. at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Amy has previously earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School, and graduated with a Bachelors of Philosophy (B.Phil) in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Before coming to Roosevelt for the 2013-2014 academic year, Amy gained clinical experience working at Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Family Adolescent Child Treatment Service (FACTS – a private practice), and the Wilbur Wright College Wellness Center. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, identity development concerns, interpersonal relationships, trauma histories, and working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

Mitchell Powers, M.A., Psychology Extern

Mitchell Powers is currently pursuing his Psy. D. (Doctor of Psychology) at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Olivet College in 2008 and earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Adler school of Professional Psychology in 2010.  He has had a wide range of clinical experiences including counseling children and adolescents in a number of schools in the Chicago area as well as conducting psychological assessments with deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents in Des Plains.  Mitchell has spent the past year working in the Wellness Center of East West University, doing therapy with college students of a wide variety of backgrounds.  Clinically, Mitchell is interested in mood disorders and addictions; he is currently researching aspects of video game addiction for his dissertation.  In his spare time, Mitchell enjoys watching movies, going to the theatre, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Office Staff

Charla Johnson, B.A., Senior Secretary

Charla Johnson joined the Counseling Center in February 2009.  Charla earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University in Psychology and is currently working toward her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling. During her spare time Charla enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Margaret Lally, Senior Secretary

Margaret Lally joined the Counseling Center in December 2013.   Margaret attended the Southwest School of Business where she studied Business Administration.   She has worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant in the Chicago area as well as in her own community.  Margaret enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends.  She is a Chicago sports fan and loves to read.

Peer Advocates  

Katherine Kusner, Peer Advocate

Katherine is an undergraduate majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. Her aspirations include achieving a graduate degree in Forensic Psychology, with a specialization in prison and behavioral therapy. Her journey begins at Roosevelt University out of admiration and respect for the university that housed and educated her father many years ago. A huge supporter for Chicago sports (Boo Cubbies); she is a science fiction aficionado and a pug fanatic. Katherine is also a research technician for the Sisco Research Team working to understand interpersonal dynamics and the systems that impact and influence resulting violence.

Tayler Jefferson, Peer Advocate

Tayler is a graduate student currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She graduated spring 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Born and raised in Chicago, Tayler is excited to be back in the city and is looking forward to being a peer advocate. During her spare time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her pet Shih Tzu Rocko, spending time with family, traveling and meeting new people.

Ryan Coventry, Peer Advocate

Ryan is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Professional Psychology (Counseling Practice) at Roosevelt University. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with distinction. Ryan's clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, diversity, depression, dating violence and sexual assault, In his spare time, Ryan enjoys listening to a variety of music genres and reading a good book. He is very excited to start his Roosevelt career as a Peer Advocate.

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