Counseling Services

Staff

All staff regardless of their professional interests are licensed mental health professionals in their respective field with the ability to address any concern that a student presents with.

Counseling Services Staff

Clinical Staff

Amber Bennett, DSW, LMSW

Director, Clinical Social Worker
Doctorate of Clinical Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
ambennet@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: family systems, anxiety, substance abuse, and LGBTQIA


Patricia Frueh, Psy.D.

Assistant Director
Doctor of Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
pjfrueh@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: anxiety, depression, trauma, group psychotherapy and psychological assessments


Nancy Taglione, LMSW, ACSW

Clinical Social Worker
Masters of Social Work, Michigan State University
nktaglio@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: trauma, depression and anxiety, disordered eating, body image and self-esteem issues, EMDR, and the Myers-Briggs type indicator


Crystal Primeau McLeod, MA, LLP

Limited License Psychologist
Masters in Clinical Psychology, Appalachian State University
cpmcleod@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, and psychological assessments


Kerri Gilbertson, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker
Masters of Social Work, University of Maine
kbmayra@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: grief and loss, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, self-esteem and family members with mental illness


Eric Arundel, LLPC

Clinical Counselor
Masters in Counseling Psychology, Bethel University
emarunde@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: relationships, anxiety, loneliness, mindfulness, spirituality and acceptance commitment therapy


Sarah Dowd, M.S.Ed., LLPC

Director of Student-Athlete Wellness and Clinical Counselor
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Youngstown State University
sedowd@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: body image and self-esteem, eating disorders, impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) on mental health, student-athlete mental health, and sport psychology principles


Sarah Woodruff, CRC, LLPC

Clinical Counselor-Outreach
Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Arkansas
smwoodru@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: mindful self-compassion, emotional intelligence, resilience, ACEs, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, suicide prevention, DBT, EMDR, psychiatric rehabilitation, and psychopharmacology


Case Management Staff

Dayna Browning, MEd

Case Manager & Learning Specialist
Master of Education, Auburn University
dmbrowni@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: academic performance, learning strategies, mental health, and mindfulness


Medication Management Staff

Lisa Meyer, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
lmeyer@mtu.edu

Professional Interests: mental health, college health, and emergency medicine


Administrative Staff

Elizabeth Weaver

Administrative Specialist
eweaver@mtu.edu