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Counseling Staff

Tricia Besett-Alesch, PhD

CAPS Director, Interim Training Director

Licensed Psychologist
MA, University of Northern Iowa
PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Specialties
  • Women's Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image
  • LGBTQA+ Ally
  • 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.

Alice Mitwaruciu, PhD

CAPS Assistant Director

Licensed Psychologist
M.Ed, University of Idaho, Moscow
MS, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
    Specialties
  • International and Immigrant Mental Health
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Suicide Prevention, Assessment & Management
  • Crisis Intervention & Management
  • Mindfulness

Alice joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, cooking Kenyan food (especially chapati, pilau and beef stew), traveling to visit friends and family.

Joseph (Joey) Walloch, Psy.D.

CAPS Assistant Director

Licensed Psychologist
MA, Arizona State University
MA, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco
PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco
    Specialties
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behaviors
  • Eating Disorders (Bulimia and Binge Eating)
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Middle Eastern Cultural Issues
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Joey joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2020 as an assistant director to aid in the operations and management of CAPS. In his free time, Joey enjoys working out, cooking, traveling, reading, learning world languages, watching movies, and listening to electronic dance music (EDM) and Arabic music. Joey can speak French fluently and can converse conversationally in Egyptian and Lebanese Arabic.

Mun Yuk Chin, PhD

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
MA, Northwestern University
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Specialties
  • Identity Exploration (e.g., social class, faith/spirituality, gender, sexual identity, race/ethnicity)
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Family-of-Origin Concerns
  • Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Group Counseling
  • Supervision and Training

Mun joined CAPS in 2020 and integrates psychodynamic, feminist, and multicultural perspectives in her work with clients. She also enjoys engaging in social advocacy and contributing to the training of mental health professionals. Outside of work, Mun is often found trying new foods, reading young adult fiction, and spending time with loved ones.

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.

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.

Mandy Hansen, MA

Care Manager

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Certified Professional Counselor
MA, Doane University
    Specialties
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Risk Assessment & Management
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management/Behavior Disorders
  • Phase of Life Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Military/Veterans

Mandy joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019 as the Care Manager. She comes to the field of college mental health after 15 years working with at-risk children, adolescents and families. Mandy's personal interests include reading, cycling, spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking and baking, singing karaoke, and spending time with her two dogs, family and friends.

Jennifer Holt, MA

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
MS, Doane College
    Specialties
  • Recovery from Violence/Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills and Techniques
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Family Issues

Jennifer joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019 as a Counselor. Her past experience working in corrections created a passion for working with a variety of issues including working with first responders and veterans. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, her pets, and watching Netflix in her free time.

Falesa Ivory-Horton, MA

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
MA, Fielding Graduate University

Kristin Jagels, MA

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
MA, Texas State University
    Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Difficult Transitions

Kristin joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019. She enjoys working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship issues. She loves learning about different cultures and traveling when she has the chance. In her spare time, Kristin likes to spend time with family, read, watch movies, and binge watch sitcoms and dramas.

Mark Lukin, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Specialties
  • Crisis Management
  • Risk/Threat Assessment/Management
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Group Therapy
  • Anger Management

Mark Lukin is a licensed psychologist who joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2020. In his spare time, Mark enjoys cooking, history, travel, photography, antiques and music.

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.

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.

Mariah Petersen, MS

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
MS, Friends University
    Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions

Mariah joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019. Her clinical interests include areas related to relationship issues, anxiety and life transitions. In her spare time, Mariah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and going to concerts.

Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, MS

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.

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.

Kylie Surmeier, MS

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
MS, University of Nebraska-Kearney
    Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Family Issues
  • Trauma

Kylie joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2019. Kylie's clinical interests include working with people from a variety of backgrounds. She has experience working in the areas of trauma, anxiety, life transitions and family of origin difficulties. In her free time, Kylie enjoys watching musicals, traveling, reading and attending sporting events.

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.

Psychology Interns

Summer Bleich, MA

Patrick McFadden, MA

Andrea Seldomridge, MA

Support Staff

Annette Contreras

Office Supervisor

Shari Daehling

Office Associate

Hollie Michaud

Office Associate

Libby Poulsen

Office Associate