Brenda Lovstuen, Ph.D. Director
This is my fourteenth year as Director of Counseling at Cornell, and it's been good to be back, after having graduated from Cornell in 1992. I have worked with people of all ages but especially like working with college students, and thus enjoy the multiple opportunities to do so here on a small campus. One such opportunity is through being a certified instructor for the internationally known RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Basic Self-Defense Program, which I co-teach with local police officers each semester. I am a licensed psychologist and a "generalist" (vs. a "specialist"), meaning I work with a wide range of concerns. Some of the concerns I have worked with most frequently include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, academic problems, assertiveness, stress, grief and loss, and sexual assault, and I am happy to meet with students regarding any mental health related issue and help them identify options for resolving their concerns.
Jonique Childs, M.S.Ed. Practicum Counselor
I am excited to be the Practicum Counselor at Cornell College for 2014-15. My background includes having double Masters Degrees in School and Clinical Mental health Counseling. I am currently working on my doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision at The University of Iowa. I have served various populations of people from different ethnic backgrounds that include adolescents, high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, older adults, and elderly individuals. My general areas of counseling include general developmental issues, communication and conflict resolution, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, LGBT concerns, and career development issues. I am here to serve the students and find ways to help in any way possible.
Please note that the Counseling Center does not consider contact via e-mail as confidential communication. Additionally, staff members may not check e-mail with regularity or frequency, and do not access email outside of Counseling Center hours. You are welcome to e-mail staff members with questions about our services. However, be advised that your communication might not receive a timely response. For the most timely and confidential communication, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 895-4292; the Counseling Center is located in the Ebersole Building and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.