Meet Our Staff

 Anna Settle

Anna Settle, MEd., LPC, LICDC
Title: Clinical Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor
Email: asettle@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style focuses on having an open-mind, providing a non-judgmental experience and meeting my clients where they are in their current situation. I take an integrative approach in my interventions which are based on my client's needs. My intervention preferences are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness and Group Therapy. I am skilled at working with adolescents, emerging adults, and those in middle adulthood.  

Supervision Style: 

I expect to begin providing formal supervision in the next year and am currently developing my supervision approach.  

Professional Interests: 

I am especially interested in serving Veteran's and those whose lives are touched by addiction issues.  I have a research interest in suicide prevention which I plan to investigate as part of my doctoral program which I began in 2016.  

Group and Liaison Roles:

I facilitate the following groups: GRIT, Success Not Excess, and Choices as well as others. I also Chair the Campus Drug and Alcohol Prevention Committee.

Educational Background:

As a first generation college student, I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio University Southern. I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling & Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. I am currently enrolled in a Counselor Education & Supervision doctoral program.

Personal Interests: 

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, camping, sitting by a bonfire, and swimming. I tend to go for the less adventurous activities such as watching movies, playing board games, reading a good mystery novel, and spending time with friends and family.

My Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers (Or, just call me Anna)

 


 

Jessica Priode

Jessica (Jess) Priode (pronounced "Pray-dee"), MEd., PCC-s, CCTP
Title: Clinical Counselor
Email: jpriode@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is a collaboration between client and counselor. I employ an integrative approach that is driven by student need. I tend to integrate Solution-Focused, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral and Reality Therapy techniques when working with clients. I enjoy empowering students through Psychoeducation and skill building. I believe all behavior has purpose and work with the client to identify the underlying motivation behind the (maladaptive) behavior. I focus on building rapport with clients by utilizing humor when appropriate and maintaining a non-judgmental perspective.

Supervision Style:

My supervision style is similar to my therapeutic style. I utilize an integrative approach that is driven by the needs of the supervisee. I place an emphasis on case conceptualization, theoretical orientation and self-care and wellness.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include eating disorders and body image concerns, crisis intervention, working with individuals in abusive relationships, LGBTQIA and trauma.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

The groups I am facilitating are Stress-Less, Lifeline, Beating Stress and Beating Depression. I am also chair of the SSU Eating Disorders Awareness Committee, which operates in conjunction with the National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) campaign.  

Educational background:

I graduated from Shawnee State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, sewing and redoing furniture.

My Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

 


William "Zac" Nance

William "Zac" Nance, MEd., PCC, NCC
Title:  Counselor-in-Residence
Email:  wnance@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:

I take a collaborative approach to counseling with an emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic relationship to facilitate growth. I find it helpful to integrate the philosophical elements of several counseling modalities including the Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused approaches. I believe in celebrating the diversity of humanity and harnessing the unique strengths and experiences of each client to help them achieve their goals.

Supervision Style:

My supervision style largely overlaps with my therapeutic style in that I strive to create an atmosphere that is safe and supportive, yet challenging and conducive to the open exchange of ideas, experiences and introspection. One of my main goals as a supervisor is to foster an “ownership of growth” in my supervisees so that their development can continue long after the supervisory relationship has ended.

Professional Interests:

While having a multitude of professional interests, included among them are identity development, counseling individuals from Appalachian culture, education of first-generation college students, understanding the role of solitude in light of technological advancements, as well as clinical philosophy.

Groups & Liaison Relationships:

The groups that I facilitate include Learn Yourself, Stinkin’ Thinkin’, Living Social, and Relaxation Station. For more information about these groups, please contact me at Campus Counseling Services (Suite 205 in the University Center).

Educational Backgrounds:

As a first generation college student, I completed my undergraduate studies of Psychology at Ohio University, then attained a Master’s Degree from Lindsey Wilson College in Counseling and Human Development. I am current doctoral student at Kent State University where I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Education & Supervision.

Personal Interests:

Some of my personal interests include riding motorcycles, studying philosophy, writing songs and poorly playing them on guitar, fine pipe tobacco, going to music festivals, and seeking opportunities to learn about myself and others.

My Pronouns:

He/Him/His 

 


Linda Koenig

Linda Koenig, EdD, PCC-s, NCC, CCTP
Title:  Director of Counseling & Health Services
Email:  lkoenig@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:  

My therapeutic style is primarily from the Cognitive-Behavioral perspective and I utilize Narrative, Choice, and Common Factors theories. 

Supervision Style: 

My supervision style is collaborative and developmental.  I enjoy mentorship and individualize supervision to meet the development needs of my supervisees and their changing level of skill. 

Professional Interests: 

My professional interests include therapeutic work with victims of trauma, psychological first aid, LBGTQIA issues, and critical incident debriefing.  I have an avid interest in suicide prevention and am a member of the Scioto County Suicide Prevention Coalition.  I also work with those involved with the criminal justice system and have experience in sex offender treatment and those mandated to treatment due to domestic violence or assault. 

Groups and Liaison Roles: 

My position includes oversight of all program development, groups, workshops and services provided by Campus Counseling Services and well as the Campus Health Clinic.

Educational Background:

I received my Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida.  I have a Master's in Community Counseling and School Counseling from Ohio University and received by Bachelor's Degree with double majors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Wilmington University of Ohio. I am a graduate of Northwest High School in McDermott, Ohio and a first generation college student.

Personal Interests:

I love, love, love green spaces.  I enjoy tending my flowers, being immersed in nature, warm days at the beach, picnics, travel, teaching and reading.  I take special interest in mentoring other first generation college students and especially enjoy mentoring women and those from Appalachia.  

My Pronouns: 

She/Her/Hers

 


Joyce Montgomery

Joyce Montgomery, BA
Title: Department Administrative Assistant
Email:  jmontgomery@shawnee.edu

 

 

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