Meet Our Staff

 
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Director

Professional Orientation: Cognitive/Behavioral

Professional Interests: Substance abuse, adjustment problems, anxiety and depressive disorders; personality disorders, pre-marital and marital counseling.

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, Alabama College Counseling Association
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Darleen P. Dempster, Ph.D., LPC
Associate Director and Prevention Coordinator

Professional Orientation: Integrated and Client Directed: Informed approach that incorporates conceptualization from humanistic and developmental perspectives and also includes the use of techniques from cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing perspectives.

Professional Interests: Generalist clinician with special interest in complex psychological trauma (includes childhood abuse, traumatic loss, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and PTSD), substance abuse, LGBTQ wellness and advocacy, and relationship issues.

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association  

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Counselor and Sexual Assault Coordinator

Professional Orientation: Integrated approach adapted to meet individual client needs

Professional Interests: Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, relationship issues, boundaries, and self-esteem

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, Alabama College Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association Chpt. VIII

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M. Shanta Jenkins, M.S.
Counselor

Professional Orientation: Integrated Cognitive/Behavioral approach working towards developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit

Professional Interests: Substance abuse/dependence, group counseling, co-occurring disorders; life transitions and coping skills; emotional, mental and physical health; self-esteem issues; anger, stress, and time management; anxiety; depression

Professional Membership: American College Counseling Association

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Terri C. Kadel, MS, LPC 
Testing Coordinator

Professional Membership: National College Testing Association

Wiley Cheryl Wiley 
Secretary IV