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We are staffed by highly trained professionals who have many years of experience working in the University setting. We are committed to helping students, faculty, and staff with any concerns that may require professional counseling and psychiatric services.

***Requesting to work with a specific counselor may mean a significantly longer wait time for services to get started depending on that counselor's current case load.

Senior Counseling Staff

Scott Miller, Ph.D., UCC Director

Brittany Stewart, Ph.D., Clinical Services Director

Dr. Brittany Stewart received her B.S. and M.S. in psychology and Community Counseling, respectively, from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas. Dr. Stewart has trained and/or worked in multiple settings including inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers, the VA, and in several University Counseling Centers. Dr. Stewart is passionate about working with college students as they navigate transitions to and through college. Her clinical interests include identity development, treatment of mood, anxiety and trauma related conditions, and supporting the mental health needs of first-generation college students. Dr. Stewart strives to create a therapeutic space that is inclusive, warm, supportive, and rooted in cultural humility while encouraging and therapeutically challenging clients to work toward attaining the growth they desire while navigating the multitude of stressors they will encounter during their college experiences.

Avina Khiatani, Ph.D., Oklahoma Health Consortium Training Director

Avina Khiatani, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is a licensed staff psychologist, graduating with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in Southern California. Avina completed her internship in North Texas, specializing in outpatient therapy with children and adolescents, later working with college students at Oklahoma State University. She joined the University of Oklahoma in August 2018 and has enjoyed her role as a clinician and training supervisor. Her research has focused on areas involving cultural identity, intercultural interactions and international student transition. Her areas of clinical interest involve working with clients who have experienced racial trauma, intercultural adjustment, family and relationship concerns, sexual assault, and body image concerns.

 

 


Sheena Mehta, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Assessment Coordinator

Education:
School Psychology, PhD, Fordham University
Therapeutic Interventions, MSE, Fordham University
Child Development, MS, Institute of Education
Psychology and Neuroscience, BS, University of Manchester

I am a Licensed Health Service Psychologist, with a commitment to helping clients achieve their therapeutic goals and improve their psychological well being, whilst providing a safe and inclusive environment. My past experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings providing individual, group, and family counseling services; psychological evaluations; outreach; and consultation with other professional agencies. Examples of past settings include private practice, private and public schools, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, and a non profit supportive housing site. I have experience and interest in working with marginalized and underrepresented populations, including the LGBTQ community, BIPOC individuals, and first generation students.

I enjoy providing counseling services to clients, and aim to provide a warm and engaging therapeutic experience, with a gentle yet direct approach. I strive to be supportive and empathic, and provide honest feedback when collaborating with clients to facilitate meaningful changes they are seeking, and foster self exploration and growth. I use an integrated and personalized approach to best suit the needs of the client using aspects of various theoretical orientations. I have worked with clients on a wide range of presenting concerns, such as mood disorders, navigating life transitions, traumas and challenges, and building healthy and rewarding relationships. Areas of clinical interest include anxiety and mood disorders, academic interventions, adjustment and transition issues, and navigating interpersonal relationships. I currently facilitate anxiety group counseling for campus members at the UCC.


Rachel Roberts, LPC, LADC, Staff Clinician

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2014 and earned her Master of Education with a focus in Professional Counseling from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. She is currently licensed as both an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and LADC (Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor). She first began her career working with 13-18 year old adolescents in the Canadian County court system who struggled with both mental health and substance abuse issues in both the residential and outpatient setting. Rachel also worked to help reunite families within the court system struggling with a pathology of abuse. She has also served those struggling with both mental health and opioid addiction by way of MAT services. She works with several treatment modalities including, but not limited to interpersonal therapy, CBT, and trauma focused therapies. In her free time, she likes to read, cook, and spend time with loved ones.


Ann Smith, LPC, Staff Clinician

Education:
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2015
B.A. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2012

Biography:
Ann is a native of Wisconsin, where she completed her degrees before relocating to Oklahoma. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Ann then attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on the treatment of eating disorders. She completed her graduate internship in a university counseling setting. Ann worked in outpatient and inpatient settings prior to joining the UCC in 2019.

Counseling Areas of Interest:
Ann uses a person-centered approach to therapy, addressing concerns related to depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image, trauma and abuse, gender identity, sexual orientation, life transitions, wellness, and coping and self-care.


Tori Stevens, Ph.D., LPCS, Staff Psychologist, Practicum/Masters Internship Coordinator

Education and Training:
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2019
Pre-Doctoral Internship, Texas Tech University, 2018/2019
M.Ed. in Community Counseling, University of Oklahoma, 2011
B.A. in Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2007

I earned my Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Community Counseling from University of Oklahoma in 2011. I received my LPC license in 2012 and received my supervisor license in 2014. I completed my Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Oklahoma State University in August 2019 and completed my pre-doctoral internship at Texas Tech University's Student Counseling Center. Additionally, I am currently completing a sexual health certificate as part of my journey to become a sex therapist.  

I view the therpeutic process as a collaborative one and work hard to make the therapeutic space feel warm and comfortable. I believe that growth-fostering relationships are built on mutuality and the ability to connect within relationships. I aim to help clients feel heard and understood and help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves while they work on making changes in their lives.

Counseling Areas of interest:
I have been trained as a generalist and have experience working with a multitude of presenting concerns. Areas of interest and expertise include working with individuals regarding relationship issues, working with couples and partners in relationship counseling including non-monogamous relationships, sex therapy that includes working with clients who are struggling with issues related to sexual dysfunction, concerns with sex in partnered relationships, and sexuality. I am a kink/bdsm/alternative lifestyle-friendly therapist.


Annie Ren, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Education and Training:
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Pre-Doctoral Internship, Kansas State University Counseling Services
B.A. in Psychology, University of Wyoming

Annie is originally from Wyoming. In addition to college counseling, Annie has also practiced in anxiety clinics and OCD specialty clinics. She coordinates the Feel Better Fast program. In counseling, she takes a solution-focused approach and specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Justin Wyckoff, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Education:
Psychology, BA, Oklahoma State University
Community Counseling, MEd, University of Oklahoma
Counseling Psychology, PhD, University of Oklahoma

Providing counseling services has been the focus of both my training and career as a psychologist. And though I have worked in a variety of settings, I have found the experience of supporting clients through university counseling centers to be the most rewarding and exciting. At the UCC, I work with clients who present with a diverse range of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, navigating life transitions and relationships changes, identity, and trauma. Regardless of the reasons bringing clients to counseling, I seek to provide an empathic, collaborative therapy experience emphasizing the development of a deep understanding of client identities with a commitment to facilitating personally meaningful change, growth, and knowledge of self.


David Chissoe, Ed.D., LPC, Staff Counselor

I received my BA in Psychology and my MEd in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma and my EdD in Higher Education from Oklahoma State University. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1997 and have worked as a counselor and program director in community mental health, public education, and higher education. My career has focused on meeting people where they are and helping them find academic, personal, and interpersonal success. I strive to create a warm, safe, and supportive counseling environment where people feel open to work on the issues that are of concern to them. My main counseling areas of interest are building strong relationships, navigating through transitions, reducing stress, and improving overall emotional wellness.

Psychiatrists

Ed Hill, MD, Staff Psychiatrist

David Tiller, MD, Staff Psychiatrist  

Clinical Trainees

Brooke Champeau, Master's Intern

Erin Garwood, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern  

Keely Johnson, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Savannah Klee, Master's Intern

Julie Lesser, Master's Intern

Camryn Sanders, Doctoral Practicum Student

Natasha Shukla, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Kaitlyn Stein, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

 

Front Desk Staff

Buddy Norman, Office Manager

Kerrie Holsonbake, Administrative Assistant

Bailey Ashbaker, Student Worker

Syriah Howard, Student Worker

Matthew Morris, Student Worker