Meet the Staff

Melinda Brooks, Psy.D., (she/her) is a 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.

Jesse Gerber (he/him) is a fourth year psychiatry resident doing his training at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). He completed his medical schooling at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY, NY. He has experience in practicing both medication management as well as psychotherapy. He has particular interests in psychodynamic therapy, substance use disorders, and interventional psychiatry.

John Hancock, Ed.D., (he/him) serves as Chief Psychologist and Associate Dean of Students for Health and Wellness. Dr. Hancock supervises the Counseling Service, Health Service, and Health Promotion & Wellness office. He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. He completed an extramural training program at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy & Research, and has been granted diplomate status by the Academy for Cognitive Therapy.  He has directed college counseling services for more than 25 years. His professional passions include social justice, cognitive therapy and suicide prevention.

Kevin Kebede, M.Ed., LMFT (he/him). I graduated from the University of Oregon with my masters from the Couples and Family Therapy program. My education focused on a systemic perspective of therapy which emphasized the significance of context and interaction in development of problems and their resolution.

Since graduating I have completed a course through PSU to work with foster and adoptive families, child development, collaborative problem solving. I have also worked with organizations designed to support foster and adoptive families.

My drive for this work in grounded in wanting to help others find their place and recognizing their personal worth, resilience and ability. The problems we face in life can lead to forgetting our capabilities. My hope is that our therapy relationship can help you feel secure in those traits, find your capacity to endure and achieve your goals.

Robin Keillor, PhD, (she/her) Director of Clinical Services, 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.

Jeanne M. Lilly, PhD, (she/her) is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate from Ohio State University.  She has also worked at counseling centers at Towson State University and Northeastern University, and created and taught classes at Lewis and Clark, Marylhurst and Northeastern.  Her professional interests include positive psychology, mindfulness as a tool in psychotherapy, trauma and resilience, Eastern psychology, and psychospiritual approaches to counseling.  She has also studied yoga nidra and pranayama with the Yoga Academy of North America, and has interest in how these techniques can be applied in psychotherapy.

Cindy Marino, Psy.D., (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.

Kim McKenna, M.D. (she/her) is a second year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Oregon Health and Sciences University, where she also completed medical school and adult psychiatry residency. She has experience with medication management and psychotherapy and has interests in mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, art therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Susan Metcalfe, LCSW (she/her) is a 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, M.D., (she/her) is a board-certified psychiatrist. 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 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.

Administrative Specialist

Clarke M (she/they) is the Administrative Specialist for the Counseling Service. They have worked in outpatient mental health clinics in Portland since 2016 and are a passionate advocate for mental health services. She is usually the first point of contact for all students seeking counseling, and hopes to continue utilizing her skills to foster a welcoming environment for all. In their free time they enjoy making music, playing with their dog, and traveling with their wife.