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Sue Stock, Ph.D., Director of Student Health and Counseling Services

Dr. Stock has over 20 years of mental health and wellness experience at urban, multicultural and commuter universities. She previously served as Director of the Counseling Center at Roosevelt University, and she has also worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Akron, and Southern Illinois University. In addition, Dr. Stock has held leadership roles in several professional associations, currently serving on the Governing Board of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. She received her master's and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University. At Northeastern, Dr. Stock is responsible for leading the Student Health and Counseling staff in providing physical health, mental health, and wellness services that support the success of all students. Dr. Stock's professional interests include multicultural competence, collegiate mental health, relational perspectives, outreach and consultation, and supervision and training.

Miki Koyama, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Training

Dr. Koyama received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. She has enjoyed working with college students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., gender, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation) at multiple university counseling centers. Her areas of interests include cross-cultural issues, experiences of international and immigrant students, trauma, relational issues, sexual orientation, and spirituality. She is also interested in Eastern approaches to healing including yoga, ayurveda and meditation.

Nancy Easton, Psy.D., Associate Director for Clinical Services

Dr. Easton has worked in several different college counseling centers in Chicago over the past 15 years. She received her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and has also worked in hospitals, community mental health centers, and Veterans Affairs settings. She has also worked extensively with fine and performing artists and has experience helping students channel their creativity into change. Her areas of interest include multicultural perspectives and LGBTQA issues, trauma, application of mindfulness meditation skills to psychotherapy, and mental health first aid.

Jennifer Knuepfer, Psy.D., Group Coordinator & Staff Psychologist

Dr. Knuepfer received her doctorate from Roosevelt University. She uses an integrative approach within a multicultural and feminist framework, incorporating elements from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive theories. Her areas of interest include multiple identity development, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, childhood and recent sexual assault, Adult Children of Alcoholics, substance use, eating concerns, relationship issues, and couples therapy. She enjoys working with students from diverse backgrounds and members of the LGBTQA community.

Michael McPartland, Psy.D., Outreach Coordinator & Staff Psychologist

Dr. McPartland received his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. He has worked in university counseling centers throughout Chicago and the Midwest including Michigan State University and Roosevelt University. Additionally, he has provided clinical services in community mental health, primary care, and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. McPartland enjoys the range of opportunities working within a university setting, including individual and group therapy, supervision/training, consultation, and outreach. His clinical interests include identity development, life transition and adjustment, LGBTQA concerns, family of origin issues, mood disorders, and trauma. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds presenting with a wide range of clinical issues.

Eric Austin, M.B.A., Career Coordinator

Mr. Austin has over ten years of experience in higher education, operations management and finance as a solutions-driven and resourceful leader experienced at managing and motivating others to achieve efficiency and increase productivity. Self-motivated with the ability to meet operational deadlines, he is dedicated to student success providing guidance, resources and expertise in the areas of resumes, cover letters, internships, job search strategies, interviewing, career exploration, mentorship and networking and much more.

Joanna Weir, M.S., C.R.C., L.P.C., Career Coordinator

Ms. Weir received her master's degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Illinois Institute of Technology. She has worked with individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities, college students and veterans to provide assistance with career goals and necessary resources in order to achieve success in their desired career paths. Joanna is very passionate about empowering students to improve their overall health, career goals, and academic aspirations. Joanna is dedicated to providing career counseling and exploration, resume and cover letter writing, mock interviewing, and job or internship search strategies.

Leslie McKeever, Psy.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. McKeever received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in counseling centers throughout the Chicago area, as well as provided services in schools and inpatient hospital settings. Dr. McKeever works from an integrative approach, incorporating client-centered and multicultural-feminist theories. Her clinical interests include identity and values development, multicultural concerns, trauma, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, and mood disorders.

Catie Francis, M.A., Extern

Ms. Francis is a Psychology Extern from Roosevelt University, where she is working toward a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various settings such as a community mental health center, family private practice, and a university counseling center, providing individual, group, outreach and consultation services. She is interested in a variety of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, severe and chronic mental illness, group therapy, identity and development issues, mind/body wellness, and relationship issues.

Sindhu Singh, M.A., Extern

Ms.Singh is a Psychology Extern from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she is working towards a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.  She has previously worked in a hospital setting providing psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults with varying mental health concerns, such as mood disorders, history of trauma, psychosis, and substance use. Her areas of clinical interest include severe mental illness, mind-body relationship, health-related concerns, cultural identity, spirituality, and conceptualizing mental health from a global and systemic perspective. Ms. Singh is also fluent in English and Hindi.

Matthew Mooers, B.A., Extern

Mr. Mooers is a Psychology Extern from the Roosevelt University, where he is working towards a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He has previously worked in a community health setting offering tai chi groups for adults with a variety of concerns, including substance use, chronic pain, and mood disorders. His areas of interest include anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, substance use, relationship concerns, chronic pain, and mind-body connection.

Diane Rumsfield, Office Support Associate

Diane received a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola University, an M.A. in English Literature from UIC, and a paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University. She has been employed at Northeastern since 2007, and has worked previously in the following departments: Teacher Education; the department now known as Literacy, Leadership and Development; Justice Studies; and Student Union, Event and Conference Services.

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