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Staff

The Baylor University Counseling Center staff is comprised of psychologists, professional counselors, graduate student counselors, and outreach graduate assistants. All clinical staff are licensed and certified by the State of Texas. The training and areas of expertise for the clinical staff vary, yet are consistent with the training and approaches generally utilized in the fields of clinical and counseling psychology. Graduate assistant counselors are Baylor University students in the doctoral program for clinical psychology and are closely supervised by the BUCC staff.

Jim Marsh Jim Marsh, Ph.D.

Job Title: Director of Counseling Services
Degree/Training: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Tennessee
Licensed Psychologist
At Baylor Since: 1999
Areas of Interest: College Student Mental Health, Ethical and Legal Issues in University Counseling Centers, Anxiety Disorders, facilitate the Social Confidence Group
Responsibilities: Adjunct Faculty in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Professional Affiliations: Texas University and College Counseling Center Directors Association, American Psychological Association, and Texas Psychological Association, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors


Randal Boldt Randal W. Boldt, PsyD

Job Title: Assistant Director & Coordinator of Training
Degree/Training: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Baylor University
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: 2007
Areas of Interest: Creative Arts in Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Men's Issues
ProfessionalAffiliations: Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA)
Texas University & College Counseling Center Professionals Association (TUCCCPA)
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)


Don Arterburn Don Arterburn, Ph.D., LMFT

Job Title: Addictive Behavioral Specialist
Degree/Training: PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
At Baylor Since: 1991 -1996: Student Outreach Coordinator
2009 - 2011: Adjunct Professor/Contract Therapist
2011 - present: Addictive Behavior Specialist in Counseling Center & Wellness Department
Areas of Interest: Men's Issues, Addiction Recovery, Relational Attachment and Satisfaction, Spiritual Attachment and Development
Professional Affilitaion: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals
Association of Recovery in Higher Education (Board Member)


Yoshiko Hall Yoshiko Hall, Psy.D.

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
Degrees /Training: M.S. Educational Psychology, Northeastern University
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
At Baylor Since: 2012
Responsibilities: Facilitating Mindfulness Meditation group and Seeking Safety group
Liaison with Center for International Education
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Texas Psychological Association
Strengths: Intellection, Input, Maximizer, Learner, Individuation


Monique Marsh-Bell Monique Marsh-Bell, Psy.D.

Job Title: Psychologist and Coordinator of Multicultural Services
Degree/Training: B.S. Psychology, Southern University A&M College
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: November 2011
Areas of Interest: Family of Origin, Multiculturalism, Relationships, Identity Development, Social Justice
Hometown: Garland, TX
Favorite Quote: "I am faithful therefore not fearful because fear erases faith" Unknown


Regina Mastin, RD, LD

Job Title: Clinical Dietitian
Degree/Training: B.S. Dietetics, Baylor
Graduate work in Nutrition, Texas Women's University
Internship: Houston VA Medical Center
At Baylor Since: 2006
Areas of Interest: Eating Disorders
Professional Affilitation: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Favorite verse: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God will go with you wherever you go."Joshua 1:9


Lauri Rogers, Psy.D.

Job Title: Senior Psychologist/Coordinator of Clinical Services
Degree/Training: Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: February 2013
Areas of Interest: I love to work with Baylor Students in walking alongside them through their journey of self-discovery, growth and learning. To equip students in establishing healthy relationships, empowering them to gain confidence in their abilities and to aid them to reach their future goals. I have training in multiple areas, including trauma of various kinds (physical and sexual assault, witness to a crime, death of a loved one), families of substance abuse, student’s dealing with self-esteem issues, depression, families of divorce, grief and loss.
Home Town:Los Gatos, California


Emma Wood Emma Wood, Psy.D.

Job Title: Psychologist and Coordinator of Outreach
Degree/Training: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton University
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: 2010
Areas of Interest: Women and Gender Issues, self-esteem, identity development, multicultural therapy, relational issues
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Favorite Quote: Our own experience with loneliness, depression, and fear can become a gift for others, especially when we have received good care. As long as our wounds are open and bleeding, we scare others away. But after someone has carefully tended to our wounds, they no longer frighten us or others. When we experience the healing presence of another person, we can discover our own gifts of healing. Then our wounds allow us to enter into a deep solidarity with our wounded brothers and sisters.-Henri Nouwen


Cheryl Wooten Cheryl Wooten, Psy.D.
Job Title: Psychologist and Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention.
Degrees/Training: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), Wheaton College
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: 2011
Clinical Orientation: I am very integrative in therapy and like to employ elements from multiple orientations in order to tailor therapy to the size and shape that is the best fit for my clients. Some of the cloth I cut from is: Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Object Relations Theory, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Narrative Processing Therapy.
Areas of Interest: I enjoy working with 99.9% of the Baylor students who come to the Counseling Center and helping them on their journey to healing no matter what the problem is that they are facing. I also have a special interest in helping students who are recovering from traumatic experiences, whether this is a sexual assault, the loss of a home, a car accident, the death of a friend or family member, or any other life-threatening experience. I also like working with students struggling with anxiety as sometimes I think that can feel "life-threatening" as well.
Responsibilities: I provide individual and group therapy, help coordinate our sexual assault prevention programming, and provide educational presentations about the psychological impact of trauma and how to best aid the healing process for trauma survivors.
Professional Affiliation: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies(ISTSS).
Hometown: North Carolina, but Waco is home now.
Strengths: Positivity, Responsibility, Input, Learner, and Belief.
Advice to BU Students: Asking for help is a sign of strength, not of weakness, and there is a caring Christian community here that wants to help you whenever you face difficult circumstances.
In Her Spare Time: I usually spend my free time with friends and family members, riding horses, walking my dogs, playing my guitar, writing, or engaging in “chainsaw therapy (I will be interested to see if anyone asks me about that form of therapy)."
Favorite Quote: "There is no pit so deep that God’s Love is not deeper still." From Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom


Teran Yaklin Teran Yaklin, LCSW

Job Title: Clinical Case Manager
Degree/Training: B.S. Social Work, Texas A&M Kingsville
M.S. Social Work, Baylor University
At Baylor Since: November 2013
Areas of Interest: Have been an addiction counselor in the community for the last 7 years, currently facilitating the Family and addiction group at the Counseling Center


Administrative Staff

Sandra Tindell

Sandra Tindell

Job Title: Office Manager
At Baylor Since: June 1996
Responsibilities: Provide administrative support for the overall operation of Counseling Services which includes budget’s &EMR Scheduling System.
Hometown: Waco, TX.
Strengths: Responsibility, Positivity, Arranger, Harmony, Achiever
Favorite Scripture: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


Tenesha Ward Tanesha Ward

Job Title: Mental Health Billing & Appointment Clerk
At Baylor Since: September 2013
Degree/Training: AAS McLennan Community College
BBA Management, Tarleton State University (IP)
Strengths: Futuristic, Discipline, Includer, Restorative, Relator
Responsibilities: Billing for mental health and psychiatry patients/scheduling appointments
Hometown: Cincinnati Ohio
Interest: I love the theatre, music, dance, and art
Favorite Quote: "Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort" Theodore Roosevelt


Graduate Assistant Counselors

Elizabeth Coe Elizabeth Coe

Job Title: Graduate Assistant Counselor
Degree/Training: B.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University
Graduate student in Baylor University Psy.D. program
Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Strengths: Adaptability, Developer, Arranger, Connectedness, Empathy


Kimberly Hickman Kimberly Hickman
Job Title: Graduate Assistant Counselor
Degree/Training: B.A. Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate student in Baylor University Psy.D. program
Areas of Interest: Identity development, relational concerns, self-esteem, depression, anxiety
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Strengths: Individualization, Context, Empathy, Input, and Connectedness<

Stephanie Jernigan Stephanie Jernigan

Job title: Graduate Assistant Counselor
Degree/training: B.S. Psychology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate student in Baylor University Psy.D. program
Hometown: Davidson, NC
Strengths: Harmony, Achiever, Discipline, Consistency, Competition
In Her Free time: Cook, attend sporting events, Netflix


Kelsi Umekubo Kelsi Umekubo

Job Title: Graduate Assistant Counselor
Degree/Training: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Psychology
Graduate student in Baylor University Psy.D. program
Areas of Interest: Relational concerns, family of origin issues,substance use, serious mental illness
Hometown: Agoura Hills, California
Strengths: Input, Activator, Strategic, Winning others over, Communication
Advice to BU Students:Make time for self-care!
In Her Spare Time: Chat with friends over coffee, try new restaurants, go on walks, cook, snuggle with my cat!


Amelia Yu

Job Title: Graduate Assistant Counselor
Degree/Training: B.A. Neuroscience from Pomona College
Graduate student in Baylor University Psy.D. program
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Strengths: Restorative, Analytical, Relator, Responsibility, Deliberative


Graduate Assistant for Outreach

Kristin Abbott Kristin Abbott

Job Title: Graduate Apprentice for Outreach
Degree/Training: B.S. Biology Baylor University (2012)
M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs Candidate, Baylor University (2015)
Strengths: Belief - Includer - Relator - Responsibility - Strategic


Graduate Assistant Social Worker

Jennifer Hobbs, MSW Intern

Job Title: Social Work Intern
Degree/Training: ACU, B.F.A.
Master of Social Work Candidate, Baylor


McLane Student Life Center
2nd Floor
Phone: 254.710.2467
Fax: 254.710.2460

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.