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The KSC Counseling Center staff consists of qualified, trained and licensed mental health professionals and advanced graduate student interns with backgrounds in psychology. Feedback from students who have come to the Counseling Center shows they think we're competent and caring in helping people achieve more satisfying educational and life experiences.

Director - Brian Quigley, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University
Dr. Quigley is an eclectic-oriented, clinical psychologist who specializes in working with college students. Eclectic-oriented psychologists avoid using a "one-size fits all" approach to helping people, and instead, they look to design a more customized approach that will better help someone in meeting their unique goals. Dr. Quigley truly values working with his clients in a collaborative manner and strives to create a relationship with his clients that emphasizes the importance of being unconditionally accepting and non-judgmental of each person he works with. Over the years, he has worked with people with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems and has helped his clients live a life filled with greater meaning and satisfaction. He has been dedicated to promoting the benefits of mental-health services for helping anyone and everyone get the most out of life's experiences and to demystifying the experience of being in therapy. He is a strong believer in the idea that therapy is a tool that can help anyone reach their fullest potential, regardless of whether they are experiencing problems or not. Dr. Quigley received his doctorate from Texas A&M University, completed an APA accredited predoctoral-internship at Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, New York, and has worked in private hospitals, county and federal correctional centers, university counseling centers, and in private practice.

Assistant Director - Mona Anderson, M.A., LCMHC, NCC (358-2435)
Mona Anderson, Assistant Director, received her B.S. from Mankato State University (Minnesota) and M.A. from Antioch New England University. She has worked in the Student Counseling Center since 1994 and was Coordinator of the Sexual Violence Prevention Program from 1997 to 2008, founding the Mentors in Violence Prevention Peer Educators in 2003.

Mona is currently the Center's Intern Coordinator. In addition, she is co-Coordinator of the KSC Critical Incident Support Team. As a therapist, she works with a wide variety of issues and has facilitated a number of groups, including the Human Relations Laboratory, Self Esteem, Depression Support and Eating Disorders Recovery. Mona is trained in EMDR and is a Third-Degree Reiki practitioner. Her other interests are meditation, gardening, reading, and on occasion, taking the stage with the Surry Players theater group.

Staff Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor - Beth Mundahl, M.S.W., LICSW (358-2433)
Beth Mundahl, has a Master's degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Her specialty is in substance abuse issues, and she has worked in the Student Counseling Center since 1989. She has additional training in other areas including family of origin issues, wilderness therapy and trauma. Beth is certified in level two EMDR, is a First-Degree Reiki practitioner, a member of the New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol and Other Drug Committee and is a certified OCTAA facilitator. She is also an adjunct professor in Health Sciences teaching courses on Drugs, Health, and Risk Assessment.

Beth's other interests include meditation, herbal medicine, long distance hiking, and rock climbing.

Staff Counselor - Brenda Esperanza, M.A., LCMHC (358-2910)
Brenda Esperanza has worked as a Counselor at the KSC Counseling Center since 1998. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School in 2000, and her B.A. in Psychology at Umass/Amherst in 1994. She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire and is certified as a Rape Crisis Counselor in Massachusetts. She enjoys working with a diverse array of mental health issues, but has special interests in spirituality, self-discovery, developmental issues, relational issues, including Asperger's, and men's & women's issues.

She co-developed the "Finding the Goddess Within" group which is an empowerment group for women. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England University Graduate School.

Staff Counselor, Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Program Coordinator - Forrest Seymour, M.S.W., LICSW (358-2047)
Forrest is a KSC alumnus (class of 1990) where he received a B.A. in English and Teaching. He holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of New Hampshire with a focus on psychotherapy, and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He is co-Coordinator of Mentors for Violence Prevention. Forrest is also the co-Founder and co-Director of the Monadnock Men's Resource Center.

Forrest prefers to work with as wide an array of people as possible. He is biased towards a "narrative" and "relational" approach that suggests lasting growth happens within conversation, and he is intrigued by recent and ongoing revelations about how the brain functions and its capacity for change. Over the years he has worked with youth and adults in a variety of settings from schools to colleges to the judicial system. In addition, he has been a jeweler, a realtor, a journalist and a web designer. And, when the challenges and wonders of fatherhood and family allow, he likes to ski and play his harmonica (though not usually at the same time).

Staff Counselor - Akira Stuckey, M.A., LCMHC (358-2434)

Staff Psychologist - Joseph Yazvac III, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (358-2867)
Dr. Yazvac received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Indiana State University after finishing his pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Counseling and Psychological Services. He also earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in philosophy, so it is unsurprising that while attending to emotional needs, he also emphasizes self-exploration, logical reasoning, and challenging preconceived notions; all of which help students gain insight into their concerns and increase their motivation to change or overcome current circumstances. Dr. Yazvac strongly values providing an accepting, non-judgmental, and collaborative relationship to students. He treats them with respect, empathy, and understanding as he strives to offer them a safe space to share their concerns. Having worked at four college counseling centers, Dr. Yazvac specializes in providing therapy to college students, and finds his work very fulfilling. He has enjoyed helping students with a wide array of concerns, though he is particularly interested in anxiety, relationship difficulties, existential issues, and problems related to transitional adjustment, such as freshmen coming to college and seniors preparing to graduate.

When not in the office, Dr. Yazvac enjoys weight-lifting, jogging, racquetball, reading, and classic arcade games (especially Galaga). He is also an avid dog-lover and enjoys spending time with the family dogs, whether walking, playing fetch, taking them on a trip, or just taking a nap.

Graduate Interns
Jacquie Keeves
Allie Loutrell
Mark Macor
April Wisler

Administrative Assistant - Melanie Lizotte (358-2037)

Receptionist - Kathy Hays (358-2437)


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