Dr. Katherine Helm is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of
Clinical Training for the GSU Counseling Center. Dr. Helm provides individual
and couples counseling for GSU students.
Amina Dahleh, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and the Clinical
Mental Health Counselor for the GSU Counseling Center. Amina is an Alumni of
the GSU Clinical Psychology program and currently teaches as an adjunct
instructor in the undergraduate psychology program. Amina is experienced in
individual, couples and group therapy and currently provides counseling to GSU
Ethan Sunny Swift, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor
and Psychology Intern from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where
he is working towards a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. His previous
clinical experiences include administering and interpreting psychological
testing batteries as well as providing free therapy services in a group
practice setting. Ethan is an AmeriCorps alumni in which he spent a year
preparing preschool children for kindergarten, helping with language and
literacy skills and family involvement. He has worked with individuals of
diverse ages with a wide variety of life experiences including sexual trauma,
challenges of identity, social anxiety, Asperger’s, ADHD, chronic pain, and
more. Ethan’s particular areas of interest and competency is within
complexities of intersectionality of identity, non-traditional relationships,
sex positivity, mad pride, as well as competency with the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, pansexual, asexual, intersex, queer, transgender, and gender
Rivera Rodriguez is
a Psychology Extern from Adler University, where she is working towards a
doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Military Psychology.
She has previously worked in a hospital as a Diagnostic Extern by providing
psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults who present a
wide variety of mental health issues. Her particular areas of clinical interest
include trauma, polytrauma, mood disorders, eating disorders, personality
disorders, acculturation difficulties, substance abuse, anxiety,
neurodevelopmental disorders, birth order and psychological well-being, and
other mental health concerns.
Jordan Biedrzycki, M.A., Intern is a fourth-year Psychology Intern from
the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, where she is working towards a
doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Previously, Jordan worked as a
Diagnostic Extern in a private practice where she administered psychological
and neuropsychological assessments to adults with varying diagnostic concerns.
She also has previous counseling experience working in a social service agency
providing both individual and group psychotherapy. Some of her clinical
interests include working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression,
trauma, emotional neglect, relational difficulties, identity concerns,
substance abuse, as well as the LGBTQ+ population and HIV impacted individuals.
Kiersten J. Tinkoff is a clinical mental health
counseling intern from Lewis University. She is currently working towards her
master's degree, while serving as the graduate assistant for the psychology
department at Lewis University. Kiersten is particularly interested in
counseling young adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including
those involved within the LGBTQ+ community.
Mariel F. Gardiner is a third-year Master’s student at
Roosevelt University. She received her
concentration in neuroscience and assisted in research at the University of
Illinois at Chicago. She has gained experience working with diverse populations
in both clinical and research environments.
Her interests include mood disorders, anxiety, developmental
difficulties, relationship concerns, trauma, identity concerns, self-esteem and
body image, brain-body connection, and the LGBTQA population. She believes in a collaborative approach that
is authentic and compassionate.