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      Kimberly Coppersmith, M.S., is a clinical psychological doctoral candidate from Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in 2011 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Thomas University in St. Paul in 2006. Kim has experience in working in community mental health settings, but has recently taken a strong interest in college counseling centers. She is passionate about helping college students deal successfully with a wide array of psychological issues such a depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship and family of origin issues, identity issues, grief and loss, and phase of life adjustments. Her work with clients is grounded in interpersonal theory, which emphasizes relational exploration and awareness.

      Christiaan Greer is a counseling psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota. He has experience working as a psychotherapist, a college counselor, a career counselor, and a graduate level instructor. He has worked at various settings including the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Hennepin County Medical Center, and the University of Minnesota. His primary specialties are recovering from trauma and general anxiety. He conducts workshops on academic success and careers in psychology.

      Jian-Ming Hou, MS. Ed., is a doctoral student in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP), at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to Metropolitan State, J.M. worked with K-12 children and youth in Taiwan. In the U.S., he has worked with individuals and groups in high school, community mental health clinic and college settings. He is committed to provide a supportive therapy environment in facilitating growth, recovery, and healing. His overall philosophy is based on humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. J.M. perceives the journey as important as the destination, and he feels privileged and humbled to participate in a part of clients' journey. In his spare time, J.M. enjoys biking, reading, and traveling with his spouse.

      Ryoka Kim, M.S., is a doctoral candidate in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She has worked with college students with diverse backgrounds and concerns including anxiety and stress management, life-work balance, eating disorders, transition and identity issues, and grief. She also has experience instructing college level academic skill courses that focus on effective time management and behavioral changes. In her free time she loves to travel, cook, and take pictures.

      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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