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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.

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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.

 


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

Sheena is 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. Her 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. She has experience and interest in working with marginalized and underrepresented populations, including the LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC individuals, and first generation students.

Sheena enjoys providing counseling services to clients and aims to provide a warm and engaging therapeutic experience, with a gentle yet direct approach. She strives 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. Sheena uses an integrated and personalized approach to best suit the needs of the client using aspects of various theoretical orientations (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT). Sheena has 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. Sheena currently facilitates anxiety group counseling for campus members at the UCC.


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.

 

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.

 

Terrance D. Banner, MSW

Terrance received his Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse from Grand Canyon University. He went on to earn a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. Terrance has a wide range of clinical practice experience from working in community mental health agencies, school settings, and hospitals. Terrance’s clinical areas of interests include but are not limited to post traumatic growth, social determinants, anxiety, child welfare, family dynamics, depression, chemical addiction, grief, performance psychology, and transgenerational oppression. Through the use of an egalitarian client-centered approach in conjunction with various theoretical preferences such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Behavior Coaching, Art Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Questioned-Centered Therapy, Terrance aims to encourage authentic self-expression in efforts to develop genuine therapeutic alliances. Terrance is passionate about facilitating change and promoting increased interpersonal awareness.

 

Stephnee Hiserodt, ACSW, LCSW

Stephnee completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Zoology and graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma.  She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1998 and is also credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).  She licensed by the State of Oklahoma as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Stephnee has worked as a counselor in the outpatient and school based settings as well as 19 years working with adolescents with co-occurring disorders at an inpatient facility.  Stephnee has also directed a Truancy Diversion Program for school aged youth and served as a Clinical Director for an inpatient facility for 5 years.  Stephnee served on the board for the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers.

Stephnee views the therapeutic process as a journey and one of collaboration between the client and therapist.  She works to use the person’s strengths and seeks ways to use hope as a catalyst for change.  Stephnee uses solution focused interventions and person centered therapy to join with the person to meet their goals.  Stephnee has training and experience working with trauma, substance use issues, depression and anxiety.  She believes in overall wellness as a path to recovery and works with clients to create a self care lifestyle.

 

Rachel Gilmore, M.Ed

Rachel Gilmore is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in psychology. Rachel attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and received a master’s degree in Clinical Professional Counseling, with an emphasis in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. She completed her graduate internship in a university counseling setting. Previously, Rachel worked for a non-profit, providing mental health and substance use services to adolescents and adults. Rachel also has training and experience working with individuals experiencing problematic gambling behaviors.

Rachel’s goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to heal and be challenged. Rachel works collaboratively with her clients and strives to be inclusive and genuine in the therapeutic relationship. Areas of clinical interest for Rachel include, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.

 


Karley Knight, MHR RBT LPCC

Karley received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She continued her academic journey at the University of Oklahoma for her Masters degree in Human Relations - Clinical Mental Health. Karley has a variety of clinical experience including working with children and adults with autism and adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety and depression. Karley is a Registered Behavioral Technician and is currently under supervision with the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Karley emphasizes creating an inclusive, supportive environment for people to feel heard, validated, and encouraged.

 

Psychiatrists

Ed Hill, MD, Staff Psychiatrist

Eugene Vitiello MD, Staff Psychiatrist  

Clinical Trainees

Andre Casas, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern  

Esther Aguilar-Tejada, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Jean Thomas, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Mac Zimdars, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Hunter Harwood, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Katherine Ranton, Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Savannah Woolery, Masters Intern 

Liz Green, Masters Intern

Lee Ledbetter, Masters Intern

Front Desk Staff

Buddy Norman, Office Manager

Jenna Krol, Administrative Assistant