Meet the Staff
Robin Keillor, PhD, (she/her) Interim Director of the Counseling Service, is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University-Tempe. She has worked in college and university counseling centers for 20 years, and incorporates multiple roles, identity impact, interpersonal and cultural strengths, and competing priorities facing students into her counseling work. Her approach is relational and she integrates various therapeutic approaches to match the needs of the student she is working with. Robin strives to consider issues of equity and social justice, and will assist students to increase their awareness of self, society, and others to create additional options for coping, accepting, or resolving the impact of life stressors. She specializes in trauma resolution, multicultural/cross-cultural issues, relationship concerns, and academic success. Robin welcomes and has significant experience and training in working with LGBTQIA students, Students of Color, Students with Disabilities, and Veterans.
Christabel Léonce, PsyD, (she/her), is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from George Fox University. Christabel serves as a mental health counselor and outreach coordinator for the BIPOC community. She has experience working in college counseling centers, grade schools, and community mental health clinics. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in contemporary psychodynamic, attachment theory, and trauma-informed therapy. Her therapeutic style also incorporates some behavioral activation practices which align with trauma-informed care. Christabel is passionate about working with marginalized communities and walking alongside individuals on their personal development and healing journey.
Cindy Marino, PsyD, (she/her) Training Director, is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate from Pacific University. She has worked at student counseling centers at Washington State University and Pacific University, along with various other clinical settings. Her therapy approach is relational and integrative, with a foundation based in contemporary psychodynamic, emotion-focused therapy, and attachment theory. She also incorporates interventions from various cognitive behavioral therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Cindy actively works to consider a multicultural/intersectional lens within her work with clients and she is a strong advocate for issues of social justice. She has significant experience in working with individuals within the LGBTQIA community, and as a generalist she enjoys working with a wide-range of therapeutic concerns.
Susan Metcalfe, LCSW (she/her) is a part time (3 days a week) clinical social worker who earned her master’s degree from PSU School of Social Work. She has worked in counseling centers at both PSU and Reed College. She considers herself a “generalist” using many different therapy techniques with a focus on relational and a strength-based approach. She has over 20 years of experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss.
Susan particularly enjoys working with students as they navigate their way through school and life issues.
Kara Powers, MD, (she/her) is a board-certified psychiatrist who works part time (2 days a week). She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and did her residency training at University of California, San Francisco. In addition to her work at the Counseling Service, Dr. Powers has practiced in a variety of settings including community mental health and private practice, and has served as clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She has experience treating a broad range of mental health issues within culturally diverse populations using both medication management and psychotherapy. She has a particular interest in mindfulness practices and in applying these to her psychotherapeutic work. She especially enjoys working with students as they grow and discover their paths in life.
Hans Woicke, LCSW, (he/him) I’m a part time (4 days a week) licensed clinical social worker with a degree from Boston College. I’m also a third culture kid – I spent my childhood in Lebanon, England, and Brazil, went to high school in New Jersey, and as an adult lived in Costa Rica.
As a counselor, I’ve had the pleasure of working with families at Morrison Child and Family Services, with teens and their parents involved in the juvenile justice system, as a counselor for 18-24 year olds with Portland YouthBuilders, and most recently for Providence Health and Services.
This is my fifth year with Lewis & Clark College, and I have a deep appreciation for the students who seek counseling. I have particular interest in working with historically underrepresented students – first generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and international students.
Nikki Bruce, MA, (she/her) is a third-year doctoral student in Pacific University’s Clinical Psychology program. She is looking forward to working with Lewis & Clark’s community through her full-time practicum placement at the college’s counseling center during the 2022-23 academic year. Nikki has worked in Pacific University’s clinic, as well as Sound Health, a community mental health organization. Her approach to therapy is integrative and individualized, to meet the unique needs of each student. She incorporates multiple therapeutic orientations (e.g., Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to her relational psychodynamic style (process-oriented). Nikki strives to provide culturally sensitive and congruent therapy, and trauma-informed care. She is passionate about working with students of color, adoptees, and those of marginalized identities; as well as those who are working through experiences such as trauma, grief, and identity exploration.
Olivia Kimmel, MEd (she/her) is a doctoral student at Pacific University. She holds a Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Boston University. Olivia has experience providing individual counseling for adults at a community mental health clinic, as well as leading skills groups for children through college students. In addition, Olivia has experience as a mental performance consultant for teams, individual athletes, and coaches at the NCAA D1 and D3 levels. Olivia utilizes an integrative, interpersonal approach, primarily utilizing techniques from Acceptance and Commitment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Olivia is particularly passionate about working with student athletes at the intersection of mental health and performance, as well as with issues concerning anxiety and trauma.
Mick Zuniga, MA, (he/him) is a graduate student currently working towards his doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University. Mick received a BA in Psychology from California State University of Monterey Bay and has experience working in a community mental health setting. Mick utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring treatment to the individual based on their personal goals and the most accessible path to get there. Of particular importance in times of tension and uncertainty, Mick hopes to support students in finding self-compassion, identifying personal strengths, and developing specific strategies to feel empowered. Mick has both lived and professional experience within the Queer community and hopes to serve as a resource to LGBTQ students.