Student Mental Health and Well-being Staff

Student Mental Health Staff

Crystal Primeau McLeod, MA, LLP

Crystal Primeau McLeod, MA, LLP

  • Director for the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being
  • Limited License Psychologist

Professional Interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychological Assessments 

Education

Masters in Clinical Psychology, Appalachian State University 

Sarah Dowd, M.S.Ed., LPC

Sarah Dowd, M.S.Ed., LPC

  • Director of Student-Athlete Wellness and Clinical Counselor

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
  • Member of MTU's President's Council on Health and Well-beingCommittee

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Youngstown State University

Kerri Gilbertson, LMSW, CT

Kerri Gilbertson, LMSW, CT

  • Assistant Director for Clinical Services and Training

Professional Interests

  • Grief and loss, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, neuroscience of anxiety, and family members with mental illness 

Education

Masters of Social Work, University of Maine 

Sarah Woodruff, CRC, LPC

Sarah Woodruff, CRC, LPC

  • Assistant Director of Outreach

Professional Interests

  • Mindful Self-compassion, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, ACEs, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Suicide Prevention, DBT, EMDR, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and Psychopharmacology  
  • Member of MTU's President's Council on Health and Well-being Committee

Education

Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Arkansas 

Zoe Lincoln, LPC

Zoe Lincoln, LPC

  • Clinical Counselor

Professional Interests

  • Empowerment, Anxiety, Trauma, EMDR, Depression, incorporating recreation into your daily life for improved quality of life

Education

Masters in the Art of Counseling, Central Michigan University

Kelli Garrison, LLMSW

Kelli Garrison, LLMSW

  • Clinical Counselor

Professional Interests

Personality Disorders, Social Anxiety, Social Skill Building, CBT, and DBT

Education

Masters of Social Work, Michigan State University

Jim Grider, LLMSW, QMHP

Jim Grider, LLMSW, QMHP

  • Embedded Counselor in Residence Education and Housing Services

Professional Interests

Severe Mental Illness, PTSD, Veterans, and Anxiety

Education

Masters of Social Work, Simmons University

Amanda Schwass, LLMSW

Amanda Schwass, LLMSW

  • Clinical Counselor

Education

Masters of Social Work, Aurora University

Lisa Meyer, MSN, FNP

Lisa Meyer, MSN, FNP

  • Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Mental Health, College Health, and Emergency Medicine 

Education

Masters of Science, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Post-Masters Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Austin Andrus

Austin Andrus

  • Clinical Operations Coordinator
  • Senior Administrative Aide

Student Staff

Meredith Raasio

Meredith Raasio

  • Senior Peer Health Ambassador
  • Major: Supply Chain and Operations Management | Third Year Student
  • Extracurriculars: Women In Management, President | Economics Club, Member | NAMI Next Gen, National Advisor 
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: Exercising daily and eating mindfully

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team

Enjoys being a part of the MTU community in a way that is constantly striving to positively influence students and community health. 

Samantha Walker

Samantha Walker

  • Senior Peer Health Ambassador
  • Graduate Student: Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors 
  • Extracurriculars: Phi Delta Chi, Vice President of the Association of Psychology Students. 
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: Listen to music and hang out with friends. 

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team

They are excited to promote well-being and be more involved with the campus community. 

Lee Solo

Lee Solo

  • Senior Peer Health Ambassador
  • Major: Clinical/Counseling Psychology | Third Year Student
    • Minors: Communications, Art, Pre-Health
  • Extracurriculars: Keweenaw Pride, Association of Psychology Students at MTU
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: Taking breaks, working on art, intentionally saying no and setting boundaries

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team

Hoping to apply their skills in event planning and graphic design while spreading awareness about the importance of good mental health and well-being.

Lily Baker

Lily Baker

  • Peer Health Ambassador
  • Major: Exercise Science | Fourth Year
    • Minors: Psychology, Pre-Health
  • Extracurriculars: Well-Being Advocates at MTU | Pre-Health Association at MTU | Mont Ripley Ski Patrol 
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: Getting outside, staying active, spending time with friends and family

Why They Joined The CSMHW

Excited to promote the continued development of an overall healthy campus environment. 

Alexa Hoogenboom

Alexa Hoogenboom

  • Peer Health Ambassador
  • Major: Marketing | Second Year Student
    • Minor: Media Production
  • Extracurriculars: American Marketing Association 
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: Intentionally stepping back to recharge and combat burnout

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team

Lived experience in understanding the importance of maintaining good mental health and well-being. Excited to help those living with mental illness to feel less isolated. 

Alyssa Wiedeman

Alyssa Wiedeman

  • Peer Support Program Coordinator
  • Major: Psychology

About Alyssa

  • Fourth Year Student
  • Hobbies: Gardening, writing, painting
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: Practicing mindfulness and staying connected with others. 
  • P.A.W.S. Program

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team 

They want to gain experience in the psychology field while also advocating for student's mental health on campus. 

Undergraduate Interns 

Sammy Heikkinen

Sammy Heikkinen

  • Undergraduate Intern
  • Major: Psychology | Second Year
    • Minor: Biological Sciences 
  • Extracurriculars: Babysitting, NorthIron Church
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: reading, taking a personal self-care day

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team

They joined the team to broaden their knowledge about mental health and their future career field. They want to help other students, and promote a healthy community. 

Ani Schcneiderhan

Ani Schcneiderhan

  • Undergraduate Intern

About Ani

  • Major: Psychology | Second Year
    • Minor: Communications 
  • Hobbies: reading, walking, crocheting
  • Personal Self-Care/Well-being Strategies: walking outside, keeping up with a bedtime routine

Why They Joined The CSMHW Team

They wanted to get experience while also hoping to make a posative impact on other students through promoting mental health conversations.