Counseling Staff

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Tricia Besett-Alesch, PhD

CAPS Director

Licensed Psychologist
MA, University of Northern Iowa
PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Specialties
  • Women's Issues
  • Eating Disorders/ Body Image Assessment
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues

Tricia joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2000. In her spare time, she enjoys her time with her family, playing the piano, singing, vacationing (especially Estes, CO) and reading.

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Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga, PhD

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Specialties
  • Multicultural and Diversity Issues
  • First-Generation College Students
  • College Adjustment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Eating and Body Image
  • Anxiety and Depression

Patricia joined Counseling and Psychological Services September 2016 as a general staff psychologist. Her research interests are in college mental health and Latina/o mental health. She enjoys working with issues of diversity and multicultural competency. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends, going out and exploring new areas to relax and have fun as well as dining out. When the weather gets too cold, she plans to spend more time indoors baking, cooking and watching movies with her son and husband.

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Belinda Hinojos, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Latina/o Outreach Specialist
Training Director
MS, University of Kansas
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Specialties
  • Latino Mental Health
  • Multicultural and Diversity
  • Gender Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Trauma

Belinda joined Counseling and Psychological Services in August 2013. Her research and clinical interests include areas of multiculturalism and diversity, especially around Latino mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing and cooking.

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Brigham Scott, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist
Alcohol and Other Drug Services Coordinator
MA, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County
PsyD, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County
    Specialties
  • Alcohol & Drug Counseling

Brigham joined Counseling and Psychological Services in August 2014 as a psychology intern. In his free time, Brigham enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, cooking and attending various sporting events.

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Scott Winrow, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
MS, Northwest Missouri State University
PhD, University of North Dakota
    Specialties
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
  • Coming Out Issues
  • Native American Issues
  • Diversity Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Test Anxiety

Scott joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2002. In his spare time, Scott enjoys reading, watching movies and biking.

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Katie Doud, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD, Loyola University-Chicago
    Specialties
  • Trauma
  • Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Family of Origin Issues & Grief

Katie joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2018. Her research interests are in dating violence prevention. Her clinical interests are in trauma, intimate partner abuse, anxiety, family of origin issues and grief. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, advocating for issues she is passionate about, watching movies, being outdoors and she loves stand-up comedy.

Duke Engel, MA, LADC

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
M.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Specialties
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Crisis Intervention

Duke joined Counseling and Psychological Services in October 2013 to help promote alcohol/drug services on campus. He works an eight month schedule that makes him available when the majority of students are on campus. Duke spends time with family and friends and enjoys travel, biking, paddling and hiking.

Jenifer Manstedt, MS

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
MS, University of Nebraska-Omaha
    Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Body Image
  • Disordered Eating

Jenifer joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019 as a Counselor. In her spare time, Jenifer enjoys spending time with friends and family, spending time with her dog, watching her husband coach football and being active outdoors.

John Goldrich, MSW

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
BGA, University of Kansas
MSW, University of Kansas
    Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management

John joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 1994. John is also the clinical director for the Cedars organization in Lincoln, a minister at Newman United Methodist Church and a consultant with the NFL for mental health concerns. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to jazz music.

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Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, MS

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
MS, Nanjing Normal University (People’s Republic of China)
    Specialties
  • Chinese Cultural Issues
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Personality Issues
  • Attachment

Kylie joined Counseling and Psychological Services in August, 2014 and focuses primarily on working with Chinese and other international college students. In her spare time, she enjoys running, Chinese traditional tea ceremonies, deepening her understanding of and practicing traditional Chinese medicine and learning about new cultures.

Danielle Parrish, MS

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Marriage & Family Therapist
MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Specialties
  • Relationship issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Identify Development
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Danielle joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2016. She enjoys baking, reading, listening to podcasts/NPR, playing sports and spending time with her family and her dog in her free time.

Mandy Hansen, MA

Melissa Meulman, PsyD

Kylie Surmeier, MS

Psychology Interns

Soowhan Choi, MA

Alyssa Ruhland, MA

Falesa Ivory-Horton, MA

Nisha Molugu, MS

Graduate Assistant

Katie Meidlinger, MA

Graduate Assistant

Support Staff

Annette Contreras

Office Supervisor

Shari Daehling

Office Associate

Nicole Wood

Office Associate

Samantha Spacher

Office Associate