Meet Our Staff




Luellyn Switzer, M.S., Director


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor

Interests:
Depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disordered eating, and women's health




Chris Austin, M.S., Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
B.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Interests:
Adjustment and transition issues, identity development, LGBTQ concerns, diversity and multiculturalism, substance abuse / dependence / recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, group work, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.Facilitating student growth and empowerment, grief and loss, adjustment and transition, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and career concerns.




Kären Robinson, M.S.,
Staff Counselor
Group Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Clinical Mental Health, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Interests:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), excoriation disorder (skin-picking), group therapy, identity development, and transition/phase of life/career concerns.




Corey Martin Fitzgerald, M.Ed.,
Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Louisiana State University A&M
B.A., Sociology, Louisiana Tech University
Provisional-Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Interests:
LGBTQ+ concerns, adjustment and transition issues, group work, anxiety disorders, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, disordered eating, career concerns, diversity and multiculturalism, and first generation college students. Theoretical approaches of interest include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy, (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Adlerian techniques.




Emily Fortney, Psy. D.,
Staff Psychologist
Coordinator of Clinical Training


Education and Credentials:
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology
B.S., Psychology, Georgia College and State University


Interests:
Interests: anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, early psychosis, phase of life concerns, couples counseling, veterans/military related issues, and adjustment concerns for international students. Utilizes an integrative biopsychosocial and interpersonal approach within evidenced-based treatments. Specific interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and humanistic theories.




Rachel-Clair Franklin, M.S., Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Health Education and Promotion, Mississippi University for Women
M.S., Clinical Mental Health, Mississippi State University
B.A., Psychology, Mississippi University for Women
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider BC-TMH
National Certified Counselor
Certified Health Education Specialist


Interests:
Identity development; healthy relationships; LGBTQ population; trauma related concerns; adjustment and transition; social anxiety; and depression.




Kim Kavalsky, M.S.,
Staff Counselor
Outreach Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Community Counseling, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor

Interests:
Self-esteem/Empowerment, trauma, mental health outreach, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and identity issues




Kevin Merideth
Staff Counselor
Student Counseling Services


Education and Credentials:
M.S., College Counseling, Mississippi State University
B.A., Western Kentucky University

Interests:
Trauma and traumatic grief, domestic violence, self-injury, anxiety, depression, adjustment, identity development, first-episode psychosis, group work, cognitive behavioral and existential models of therapy.




Janae Robinson, M.S.
Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
B.S., Education, University of Arkansas
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Interests:
Anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, early psychosis, LGBTQ concerns, grief and loss, alcohol and drug, veterans/military related issues, and couples counseling.




Yvett Roby, M.S.
Assistant Director
Victim Advocate Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of West Alabama
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor

Interests:
Healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention and response, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relaxation techniques.




Ty Stafford, Ph.D.,
Staff Psychologist
Interim Coordinator of Clinical Services


Education and Credentials:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Auburn University
M.Ed., Community Agency Counseling, Auburn University
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Interests:
Sexual assault, trauma recovery, substance abuse and recovery, diversity and multiculturalism, LGBTQ concerns, couples, group work, supervision.




Laura Stiles, M.S., Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi State University
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Mississippi State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Mississippi

Interests:
Disordered eating; body image; depression; anxiety; perfectionism; and identity development.




Courtney Swan, M.S.W, Staff Counselor


Education and Credentials:
M.S.W., Ohio State University
B.A., English, Auburn University
Mississippi Licensed Certified Social Worker

Interests:
Cognitive and behavioral techniques to address stress, depression, and anxiety while utilizing a strengths perspective.




Audrey Lashae Bell , B.S., Business Coordinator


Education and Credentials:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Mississippi Valley State University

Interests:
General office management, oversight of financial reports and procedures, and administrative support for Student Counseling Services staff.




Tina M. Jones, Office Associate


Interests:
Greet clients and visitors in person or by telephone, schedule appointments, and provide administrative support to Student Counseling Services staff.




Ashley Coleman, M.S., Graduate Assistant


Education and Credentials:
Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology, Mississippi State University
M.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
B.A., Psychology, Mercer University

Interests:
Emotion regulation difficulties, substance abuse, child/adolescent development and trauma, comorbidity of physical and mental illnesses.




Christopher Ellzey, Graduate Assistant


Education and Credentials:
B.A., English Literature, Mississippi State University
B.A., Philosophy, Mississippi State University

Interests:
Somatic and existential therapy; trauma, anxiety, and depression.




Shamyia (Myia) Evans, Graduate Assistant


Education and Credentials:
B.A., Psychology Concentration in Sociology, The University of Mississippi

Interests:
Anxiety, self-esteem, adolescent development, mindfulness and healthy relationships.