CAPS Staff

Clinical Staff


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.

Davin Maijala, PsyD, LP

Davin completed his Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis) in 2011.  He is a generalist whose clinical areas of interest include anxiety, relationships, family of origin concerns, grief and loss issues, and working with LGBT students and students from other diverse populations.  

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.


2013-2014 Counseling Trainees


Sara Brodeur

Master's Intern Counselor
Sara earned her BS in Psychology at Bemidji State University 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 Statistics Consulting and Research Support Center at SCSU.

Eric Buchkoe

Doctoral Practicum Counselor
Eric earned his BS in Psychology at Northern Michigan University and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Argosy University – Twin Cities. He has previous assessment training with Gary L. Fischler & Associates in Minneapolis and has worked at The Pride Institute in Eagan, MN, working in chemical dependency counseling with LGBT adults, and case management with the Salvation Army.

Denae Kuenzel

Doctoral Practicum Counselor
Denae earned her BS in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is currently enrolled in the Counseling Psychology PsyD program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has previous training in senior care at Ebenezer Loren on Park in Minneapolis. Denae is a registered dietician and a licensed dietician in MN.


Support Staff


Nancy Rassier

Office Manager

Missy Dobmeier

Assistant Office Manager



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