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Virtual Introduction of our Clinicians


Riley McGrath, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Counseling Services Director

Riley earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and his Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. He is a licensed Psychologist with professional interests in equity, diversity, and inclusion, Positive Psychology, group therapy, training, and outreach. Riley utilizes a strength-based approach to counseling that draws from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Client-Centered frameworks. He has experience working with a variety of different presenting issues including identity related concerns, relationship difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment concerns, substance abuse, career uncertainty, and disordered eating.

Wendy Brousseau, MS, LMFT
Clinician | Group Coordinator

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, self-esteem issues and provides Eating Disorder Assessments.
She primarily uses solution - focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Wendy also serves as an intern supervisor for Counseling Services.
Luke Fedie

Luke Fedie, MS, LPC

Clinician / Case Manager

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

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 West, 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 the First Offender Alcohol Education Coordinator.
Stacey Jackson

Stacey Jackson, Ph.D.

Stacey earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas-Austin and her Masters of Science degree in Community Psychology with an emphasis in African/Black Psychology from Florida A&M University. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the UW-Eau Claire and is currently working towards completing her post-doctoral hours to become a licensed psychologist. Her clinical interests include complex trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, women's issues, parenting, concerns related to racial and cultural identity, and adjustment concerns. Stacey utilizes an integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing upon aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and multicultural counseling. She has experience working in a variety of clinical settings such as residential treatment centers, inpatient and outpatient, community counseling centers, group homes, and university counseling centers.

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Doug Kunick


Bio coming soon!

Dr. Rosie O'Brien

Rosemary O'Brien, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Internship Coordinator

Rosie received her doctorate degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She is 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.


Ashley Walton-Beal, MS, LPC-IT

Associate Counselor

EDI Coordinator

Ashley is an Associate Counselor at UWEC Counseling Services and is the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) coordinator. She obtained 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, stress management, identity development, and concerns related to gender identity and sexual orientation. She also conducts AODA assessments. Ashley works from a humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach with an emphasis in client empowerment.    Pronouns: She, her, hers

Virtual Introduction of our Interns


Rachel Funk-Johnson
Master's Level Intern


Rachel 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. Rachel also is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed MassageTherapist. She is looking forward to integrating holistic practices of meditation, mindfulness and yoga based breathing techniques into her approach of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Keegan Murphy
Master's Level Intern

Keegan is currently an intern at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Counseling Services and is being supervised by Wendy Brousseau. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Clarke University and is in the process of completing his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His focus is on individual therapy as well as relational therapy, which involves working with couples, roommates, teammates, and families. He primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a goal-oriented treatment that helps clients find approaches to solving problems.


Xe Xiong
Master's Level Intern

Xe is currently an intern at the Counseling Services and is supervised by Dr. Rosemary O'Brien. Xe completed her undergraduate in Human Development and Family Studies at UW-Stout and is in the process of completing her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also concentrates on a milestone in the Sex Therapy Certificate Program, which enhances her knowledge of human sexuality, sexual and gender diversity. She is not only focused on individual therapy, but specializes in relational, such as couple, sibling, and family relationships. Primarily, Xe uses Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Solution Focused Therapy. The IFS model focuses on attempting to understand all levels of human organization, such as intrapsychic, family, and culture.

Virtual Introduction of our Office Staff


Debra Baier

Office Manager

Rebekah Damitz

Rebekah Damitz

Student Office Associate

Rebekah works at the front desk and schedules appointments, manages projects, aids students in crisis, and maintains confidentiality. 
Rebekah is a senior at UWEC and is studying psychology with a minor in family studies and a certificate in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.  
Along with her job at Counseling Services, Rebekah also works as a Peer Health Educator with the university's Student Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) through Student Health Services & the office of Health Promotion. Rebekah volunteers with Bolton Refuge House and Marshfield Clinic during the academic year.