Counseling and Psychological Services

Contact Us

Counseling and Psychological Services is the primary mental health provider for students at St. Cloud State University. We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.

Make an Appointment

Students can visit our office in-person or call 320.308.3171 to make appointments. Please have your student ID number available.

Location
Stewart Hall 103

Hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 pm (academic year)
7:30 am - 4 p.m. (summer)
Monday through Friday

For after hours crises, call the crisis line at 320.253.5555 or 800.635.8008.

Staff

Counseling and Psychological Services maintains a staff of professional counselors who hold master's or doctoral degrees in counseling or psychology and provide full-time counseling in our center. Most of our counselors maintain licensure as psychologists with the Minnesota Board of Psychology and several hold faculty rank in the university. St. Cloud State University also staffs a clinical case manager to help coordinate services for students in need. In addition, our center supervises a number of graduate assistants and counselors who are training at the master’s and doctoral level.

John Eggers, PhD, LP

Director

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.

Charlene Carroll Hanisch, MS, LICSW

Counselor

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.

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.

Jason McCarty, PsyD, LP

Psychologist

Jason earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy-Twin Cities in 2005. Prior to coming to SCSU he worked at Central MN Mental Health Center for 7 years and has previous experience in hospital, crisis, school, and other community settings. He is able to help students with a variety of mental health needs and has special interest and training to help those recovering from trauma and abuse, complex family and relationship issues, grief and loss, anger, and more.

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.

Sarah Meisinger MSW, LICSW

Counselor

Sarah completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2004 through the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine. Since then, she has experience working with college students, veterans, and others providing individual and couple’s therapy in Central MN at the VA Health Care System, SCSU, and Processus Counseling and Consulting. Sarah is a generalist with areas of specialty in veteran's issues, trauma, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ concerns, depression and anxiety.

Rose Stark-Rose, PhD, LP

Professor

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.

Lindsay Johnson, MA

Doctoral Practicum Counselor

Lindsay earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Biomedical Science from Saint Cloud State University.  She has her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) at Argosy University, Twin Cities, and is currently enrolled in the MSPP PsyD program.  Her previous work experience includes training in assessment at Aurora Psychological Services in Eagan, MN.  Lindsay is a student member of the Minnesota Psychological Association.

Alexa Moulopoulos, BA

Doctoral Practicum Counselor

Alexa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota and is currently enrolled in the PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) at Argosy University, Twin Cities.  Her previous work experience includes training in assessment at the Aurora Psychological Services in Eagan, MN.  Alexa is a student member of the American Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association, and Minnesota Women in Psychology. 

Samantha Rogers, MA

Doctoral Practicum Counselor

Samantha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Saint Cloud State University and is currently enrolled in the PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) at Argosy University, Twin Cities.  Her previous work experience includes training in assessment at the Woodlands Centers in Litchfield, MN.

Nancy Rassier

Office Manager

Monica Scholla

Assistant Office Manager