Meet the Staff

Melinda Brooks, PsyD, (she/her) is a part time (4 days a week) licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate at Pacific University. She has worked at student counseling centers at Pacific University and the University of Washington. Melinda’s professional interests include helping students with mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, and trauma and abuse issues. Her approach to therapy is integrative and addresses identity development, career, and education issues into the therapeutic work with students.

Robin Keillor, PhD, (she/her) Director of Clinical Services and Acting 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 psychology resident 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.

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.