Charlene Carroll Hanisch, MS, LICSW
Charlene completed her Master's degree in Community Counseling and Rehabilitation at St. Cloud State University in 1994. Since then, she has worked at the St. Cloud Group Home providing individual and family therapy and for the past 10 years as an individual, family, and couples therapist at Central Minnesota Mental Health Center. Charlene is a generalist with areas of specialty in women’s issues, relationship dynamics, trauma and abuse issues, depression and anxiety, and grief and loss.
John Eggers, PhD, LP
John completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1992. Before coming to St. Cloud State University in 2006, he worked 16 years at the Central Minnesota Mental Health Center in St. Cloud, as a Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor of mental health and addictions programs. John describes himself a generalist, having worked with a wide variety of clientele over the course of his career to date.
JoAnn Gasparino, PhD, LP
JoAnn completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Minnesota in 1986. She has special interests in depression and grief, self esteem, identity development and spirituality.
Stephen Jenkins, PhD, ABPP, LP
Professor and Coordinator of Training
Steve completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in 2004 and is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Steve is a generalist with special interests in human motivation, identity and self-development, multiculturalism, gender issues, human sexuality, relationships, depression, and supervision and training.
Taunja Meers , MSW, LICSW
Director of Case Management Program
Taunja received her Master's in Social Work from the University of MN-Duluth. Prior to coming to St. Cloud State University, Taunja worked for 26 years at the St. Cloud Hospital, primarily on the inpatient mental health unit with adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience in brief crisis counseling and case management. As CAPS case manager, she can assess students' needs and connect them with resources within the University and community in order to enhance their ability to be successful in school, work, and life.
Rose Stark-Rose, PhD, LP
Rose received her Ph.D. in Urban Education with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2001. She is a generalist with special interests in multicultural/diversity issues, eating disorders and body image, abuse survivors, relationship issues and career development.
2014-2015 Counseling and Social Work Trainees
Rachel Braaten, BS, BCB
Master's Intern Counselor
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at North Dakota State University and is currently enrolled in the Community Counseling Master’s program at St. Cloud State University. She is certified in biofeedback from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
David Derus, MA
Doctoral Practicum Counselor
David earned his Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is currently enrolled in that university’s PsyD program in Counseling Psychology. He received his Bachelor’s in Spanish Studies at the University of Minnesota and has advanced fluency in Spanish. David has been recently employed at Elmergreen Associates in Wisconsin as a counselor-in-training.
Renae Lockerby, BA
Master’s Social Work Intern with the Case Management Program
Renae earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Women and Gender Studies from Winona State University. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program at St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas. Renae is currently employed at the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center in St. Cloud as a Sexual Violence Advocacy Coordinator/Advocate and has also worked at REM Central Lakes as a Program Coordinator and in the St. Cloud Area School District 742 as a paraprofessional.
Anna Martyna, BA
Master's Intern Counselor
Anna earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at University of Sioux Falls, SD and is currently enrolled in the Community Counseling Master’s program at St. Cloud State University. She has been lately employed as a Graduate Assistant in the SCSU Career Services Center. She has experience as a Program Facilitator at St. Cloud Hospital and a Life Skills Educator for Volunteers of America.
Assistant Office Manager