Counseling Staff

Dr. Erica Wade, Ph.D., LCPC, ACS is a Counselor Educator, licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), approved clinical supervisor (ACS) and the Director of the Counseling & Wellness Center. She received her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University and Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Aurora University. 

She has over 18 years of professional counseling experiencing consisting of: university counseling, an instructor, crisis counselor, correctional therapist, substance use counseling, private practice, and as an HIV prevention specialist, and 8 years’ experience providing supervision and training to professional staff, graduate assistants, externs and doctoral interns.

Areas of specialization and interest are group therapy, multicultural concerns, anxiety concerns, interpersonal violence concerns, grief and loss, relational concerns, substance use, training and supervision. Her research interests are impostor phenomenon, counselor self-efficacy, racial identity development, creative practices within supervision, diversity, and student athletes. 

Outside of being a counselor, she enjoys watching movies and running. Her favorite movies are: Gladiator, Love and Basketball, Pretty Woman, Joy Luck Club, Moonlight, Star Trek, any Marvel comic movie, Fast and Furious, Matrix, Coming to America, Boomerang, Good Will Hunting and Shawshank Redemption. Lastly, she really enjoys supporting students and feels honored and privileged when she can be a part of their academic journey!  

 

Kristina Wilkerson, M.A., LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), educator, professional consultant, national certified counselor (NCC), and Assistant Director of Counseling Services. She received her Master's of Art in clinical mental health counseling from Adler University in Chicago and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

She has over 7 years professional experience providing clinical and advocate services for children, adolescence, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings in Las Vegas and Chicagoland areas. Areas of clinical specialization and interest include but not limited to are multicultural concerns, domestic violence, trauma, crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and client advocacy.  

She approaches counseling from a collaborative model, which allows her to work with her clients to define concerns and goals for their lives. She uses holistic wellness techniques and trauma informed interventions to assist clients in identifying challenges and learning new methods of life management and healing. She notes that the experience of counseling is, "Counseling allows opportunity for advocacy and prevention instead of viewing individuals within a deficit or with a prognosis that requires fixing. Healing is about more than just a quick fix, it is a process and counseling embraces the process from the start and beyond!" 

Office Manager

Sabrina Roseborough, Office Manager – She has an extensive background in Administrative Support and has also served in the role as Executive Assistant for the Department of Children and Family Services.  She is currently enrolled at Chicago State University soon to achieve her BA Degree in Psychology.  She is a wife and mother of two young men.  She loves watching romantic love stories and comedies.  She also enjoys writing stage plays and has even performed in a few.  

                                                                                                 

Medical Staff 

Cassandra Brooks, APN-FNP, is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of experience as a registered nurse. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Truman State University in May 2005 and gained experience providing direct patient care as a Clinical Nurse III/Senior Nurse at Rush University Medical Center. Nurse Brooks earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Governors State University in December 2015 and now looks to bring her years of quality nursing experience back to Governors State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Advocate. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Angelie Purifoy, CMA, is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). She earned her CMA certification from Prairie State College in May 2018 and plans to pursue a degree in nursing. She looks forward to gaining experience and knowledge under the leadership of Nurse Brooks.

 

Counseling Interns 

Kasturee Dasgupta, M.A., Extern, is a third-year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student from Adler University. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. She has previously worked as a diagnostic extern in a hospital inpatient setting that treated a wide range of presenting concerns within the child, adolescent, and adult populations. She is also highly active in her doctoral program's community and is a board member of school organizations such as Adler Psychopharmacology, Psy Chi, and Adler Asian Student Association. Her specific areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, substance use, multiculturalism, adjustment distresses, relational concerns, work/life balance, identity, self-esteem concerns. Outside of her professional work, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, trying out new foods, going to see her favorite music artists, and visiting new places.  

Jeana Frazier, B.A., is a third-year Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student from Adler University. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology. She has previously worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist in a residential treatment facility, where she gained experience working with women and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other co-occurring disorders. Her specific areas of clinical interest include stress/anxiety management and reduction, grief and loss, depression, relational concerns, trauma, and work/life balance. She provides a genuine and accepting atmosphere to help individuals to feel empowered to tackle their current stressors and challenges in life. She strives to create a non-judgmental and safe environment for clients. Outside of her professional work, She enjoys attending local concerts and music festivals, spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking, listening to music, and exploring the city of Chicago.


Leah Challenger, B.A., is a third-year graduate student at Adler University.     

                                                                 

Graduate Assistant

Zaira Carvajal, B.A., is a Graduate Assistant at the Counseling & Wellness Center. She is a second-year graduate student at Governors State University (GSU) and is working towards her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. In 2018, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from GSU, and she was part of the first freshman (2014) class to graduate from GSU. Zaira enjoys cooking and baking, watching scary movies, and anything to do with crafting and being creative!