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      Michael Peterson, Ph.D., L.P.C., completed his doctorate at the University of Minnesota with a specialization in counseling psychology. He has been providing outpatient therapy since 2005. His experience includes individual and group therapy, crisis response, psycho-education and outreach, consultation, and psychological assessment. Michael has provided academic skills training to university students, clinical supervision to doctoral trainees, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses through the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon, and the University of St. Thomas. He is committed to social justice and inclusiveness and looks forward to supporting mental health and well-being in the Metro State community.

      Vesna Hampel-Kozar, Ph.D., LP, is the Director of Student Support Services and is a counseling psychologist by training. In addition to her administrative experience, Vesna has provided services in university and college counseling centers, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, wellness centers, career development programs, and has provided and supervised academic skills training and development. Vesna oversees the work of the professional staff and trainees in Counseling Services, and loves to provide psychologists in training with the opportunity to work with the fantastic student population at Metropolitan State.

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