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Counseling Services

Virtual Introduction of our Clinicians

Laura Chellman

Laura G. Chellman, RN
Interim Counseling Services Director

Laura earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing from UW-Eau Claire and is Board Certified in College Health Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She started as the Clinic Manager of the UW-EC Student Health Service in 1988 and became the Director in 1995. She likes the blend of nursing duties within the clinic and administrative duties. Laura is currently serving as the Interim Counseling Services Director.
Luke Fedie

Luke Fedie, MS, LPC

Clinical Services Manager

Luke earned his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).Luke's primary approaches include solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal approaches to counseling. Luke also uses a variety of mindfulness approaches with clients, including meditation, guided imagery, and breathing exercises. Luke enjoys working with students with a variety of concerns, including depression, identity issues, family concerns, anxiety, relationships, personal growth, adjustment issues, and grief and loss. Luke works as the clinical services manager, a clinician, and a case manager for Counseling Services

Wendy Brousseau, MS, MFT

Wendy earned a Bachelor's Degree from UW - Eau Claire and Master's Degree from Argosy University - American School of Professional Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her history includes working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her specialties include: grief/loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, multicultural concerns, depression, relationships, anxiety and self-esteem issues.
She primarily uses solution -ocused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Wendy works as a clinician and intern supervisor in Counseling Services.

Mackenzie Deffenbaugh, MS, LPC

Mackenzie earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Mackenzie’s primary approaches to therapy include: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), logotherapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal approach. Mackenzie aspires to help those with concerns in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger issues, grief and loss, traumatic experiences, and verbal and emotional abuse. She believes in a collaborative experience to bring healing and hope to a client’s life as well as building skills to use in future experiences in life.
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Marnie Hersrud, MSW, LCSW

Marnie earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University. She has had significant experience intrauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, childhood neglect and abuse, and unplanned pregnancy. Marnie uses a supportive, brief, solutions-focused approach to counseling. She practices and uses mindfulness exercises to help clients develop increased awareness and skills to manage thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.

Jenny Hlava, MS, LPC

Outreach Coordinator

Jenny earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. She uses a primarily cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused approach when working with clients. Jenny enjoys working with students with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationships, personal growth, and adjustment issues.


Roberta Holman, MS, LPC, SAC

AODA Coordinator

Roberta earned a Bachelor's Degree from UW-Eau Claire and Master's Degree from UW-Stout in Guidance and Counseling with an emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling. She has extensive history working with a broad spectrum of people. Her specialties include:  women's issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other addictions, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (EMDR trained clinician). Roberta is also the AODA Coordinator and First Offender Alcohol Education Class Coordinator.
Dr. Rosie O'Brien

Rosemary O'Brien, Ph.D.
Internship Coordinator

Rosie received her doctorate degree from the Minnesota School of Professionals. She is particularly interested in helping clients with a variety of issues, including adjustment to college, interpersonal/relational concerns, anxiety, depression, multicultural concerns, concerns related to sexual orientation and gender identity, family dynamics, acculturation, grief and loss, and working with survivors of sexual assault or abuse. She works from a client-centered, interpersonal, and brief psychodynamic approach and places great importance on clients' relationships with others and themselves. She seeks to provide a therapeutic relationship that serves as a vehicle for new experiences and deeper self- understanding for clients. She believes the counseling relationship to be a collaborative one that empowers clients to grow and change using their inherent strengths both during and after counseling has ended.
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Tracy Strubel

Bio coming soon!

Virtual Introduction of our Interns


Kristen Eitland

Master's Level Intern

Kristen is currently an intern at Counseling Services and is supervised by Roberta Holman. She is in the process of completing her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. 

Tanya Riggs
Master's Level Intern

Bio coming soon!

April Unterberger
Master's Level Intern

April is an intern at Counseling Services and is supervised by Wendy Brousseau. She is in the process of completing her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. April enjoys working with students with a variety of concerns including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, self-esteem issues and family concerns. April primarily uses motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy when working with clients. 

Ashley Walton

Master's Level Intern

Ashley is a Master's level intern at UWEC Counseling Services. She is supervised by Luke Fedie. She is in the process of completing her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Stout. Ashley's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, adjustment to college,and concerns related to gender identity and sexual orientation. Ashley works from a humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach. Ashley also teaches the First Offender Alcohol Education Class. 

Virtual Introduction of our Office Staff


Debbie Baier

Office Manager