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 and provide full-time counseling in our center.  Our providers maintain licensure through the Minnesota Board of Psychology, Board of Social Work, or Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, and some 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 earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2001. She is a generalist with special interests in multicultural/diversity issues, abuse and complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues and a specialty with eating disorders and body image concerns.

Hannah Bunney, MA

Doctoral Practicum Counselor

Hannah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She 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 Ramsey County Mental Health Center and work with adolescents at Northern Pines Mental Health Center.  Hannah has specialized training working with trauma from the Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing.

Victoria Peterson-Hilleque

Master’s Intern Counselor

Victoria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and is currently enrolled in the Master’s program in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.  Victoria also has a Master’s in English Literature and Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and she has a background in writing and teaching.  Victoria is currently a student member of the American Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association, and Minnesota Women in Psychology. 

Lu Ann Weiss, MA

Doctoral Practicum Counselor

Lu Ann earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and is currently enrolled in the PsyD program in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis.  Her previous work experience includes training in assessment and intervention with autism at St. David’s Center in Minnetonka.  Lu Ann is a student member of the American Psychological Association.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Iowa State University and has prior work experience in writing consultation and manuscript editing. 

Nancy Rassier

Office Manager