(University of Southern Indiana, 2015)
Whitney joined the Counseling Center staff in August 2019. She obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s in Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana, and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her experience includes advocacy at Albion Fellows Bacon Center and Indiana Youth Services Association while pursuing her master’s degree. In these roles, she provided advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking on an individual basis as well as providing education to law enforcement, other professionals, and communities. Whitney’s clinical experience includes working with adolescents and young adults who have experienced sex trafficking or sexual exploitation at Restored Inc. in Indianapolis, IN. While at Restored, Whitney also provided advocacy for individuals on a micro level and on a macro level as the Co-Chair for the Victim Services Committee of the Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) from 2017-2019. She currently serves as a co-chair for the Victim Services committee of the Southwestern Indiana Regional Coalition Against Trafficking and as a member of the USI Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention committee. Whitney’s clinical focus is sexual assault and other forms of sexual based trauma. She primarily provides trauma therapy through Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
(Spalding University, 2015)
Ashley joined the counseling center staff in August 2015. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Findlay, as well as a master’s degree and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. She completed her doctoral internship in Student Counseling Services at Illinois State University where she focused on individual and group therapy. Her past clinical experiences include assessing for learning disabilities and ADHD with college students and providing short-term therapy in an acute crisis stabilization unit in a psychiatric hospital. Ashley’s dissertation research focused on the unique needs of students who are the first generation in their family to attend college (first-generation college students) and she continues working with this population through outreach and programming at USI. Ashley also has an interest in suicide prevention and has served as a field advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention since 2012. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, identity exploration, and multicultural issues.
(University of Southern Indiana, 2014)
Michael is a social work therapist who joined the Counseling Center in January 2020. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. He previously worked at Deaconess Cross Pointe as a licensed counselor assessing the needs of individuals to determine the most appropriate level of care. Michael has also worked for a community mental health clinic, alongside law enforcement in Charleston, SC, to provide mental health examinations and crisis interventions to members in the community. His areas of clinical interest include depression, generalized anxiety, suicide prevention, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and men’s body image issues just to name a few. Michael’s main goal is to help people on their journey with support, care, empathy, expertise, and insight.
(Pacific University, 2004)
Dr. Longwell completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University where he received the “Outstanding Practitioner-Scholar Award,” his program’s top honor. Dr. Longwell also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Longwell has extensive experience working with students, faculty, and staff, and he maintains a professional interest in anxiety and depressive disorders, empirically-supported interventions, ethics, and student mental health and wellness. Dr. Longwell is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the USI Counseling Center and serves on multiple university-wide committees including the CARE team. Dr. Longwell is a member of the Indiana Psychological Association where he serves on the continuing education committee and was the inaugural editor for their monthly electronic newsletter.
(Indiana State University, 2018)
Mary joined the Counseling Center staff in September 2018. She holds a bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State University. During her master's program, she interned at a community mental health agency and at the Indiana State University Counseling Center. She has clinical experience in individual, group, and family therapy. Her clinical interests include body image, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ issues. Mary is most influenced by a Gestalt theoretical perspective and strives to help students improve their self-awareness and to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(Indiana State University, 1997)
Dr. Sanabria completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville in Music Therapy. She also completed a master’s degree in piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois before completing her master’s degree and doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Indiana State University. At ISU, she taught learning skills courses to undergraduate students and provided mental health counseling at the ISU Student Counseling Center. She was selected and is currently an active member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is also a member of the Indiana Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. Before beginning her career as a psychologist, she worked as a music therapist in a hospital setting, and as an addiction counselor for court-referred clients, running the family component of a community based Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. She has extensive experience as a mental health provider and psychologist with federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Veterans Health Administration. In addition to her license in psychology, she is also a licensed addiction counselor. Her areas of clinical expertise include trauma (combat, non-combat, childhood and sexual trauma), substance abuse/addiction and psychological assessment. In her clinical practice, she utilizes mental health treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness, focusing on the connection between thoughts and behaviors, while also considering the whole person from developmental, economic, cultural and spiritual perspectives. She is a native of southern Indiana but brings a unique perspective to the Counseling Center team being the spouse of a retired military service member, which gave her the opportunity to live and work in a variety of locations within the United States and abroad.