Kitty Brougham, M.S., LMHP, Counselor
Kitty is an exhibiting artist, a cellist, and an avid reader and traveler.
Ashley Burke, M.A., PLMHP, Counselor
Ashley Burke received her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2012), after earning her bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has served the University of Creighton community in Counseling Services in several temporary positions and officially joined the staff as a full-time counselor in 2016. She is a member of the Eating Disorder Treatment Team. Ashley is a generalist clinically whose therapeutic approach includes interpersonal, cognitive, mindfulness-based and acceptance and commitment therapy theories and techniques. Her professional areas of interest include identity development, relational issues, family issues, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, sports, and exploring new places.
Ben Erbes, M.A., Pre-doctoral Intern
Ben Erbes is the pre-doctoral intern at the Center for Health and Counseling. He has master's degrees in Clinical Psychology (2014) and Theology (2009) from Wheaton College and will graduate with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in August 2017. Trained as a generalist, Ben typically works from an existential/humanistic framework integrating interpersonal and strength based perspectives. Additionally, Ben draws upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and mindfulness approaches. His clinical areas of interest are anxiety, identity development, existential concerns, spirituality, relationship problems, and multiculturalism. Ben's area of research is self-compassion and job burnout amongst human service providers.
Allison Harlow, Ph.D., Interim Director & Psychologist
Dr. Harlow received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron (2007), after earning her bachelor's degree at Creighton University. She joined the Counseling Services staff in 2007. She is a member of the Eating Disorder Treatment Team. Her clinical interests include relational and family issues, depression, identity development, LGBTQ issues, supervision and training, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, and multicultural counseling. Dr. Harlow is a generalist whose therapeutic approach includes interpersonal, developmental, psychodynamic, cognitive, and attachment-based theory and techniques.
Allison enjoys reading, listening to NPR, watching college football, and spending time with her family.
Michael Kelley, Ph.D., Psychologist
Sangeetha Kumar, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Director for Student Care and Outreach
Ms. Sangeetha Kumar is a licensed clinical social worker. She originally hails from eastern Iowa, went to college at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and obtained her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature. Ms. Kumar then went on to graduate school at the University of Iowa, receiving her Masters of Social Work. She has lived in Omaha, NE for the past 13 years and worked with people from every walk of life, but focused her work with HIV/AIDS clients and adults with severe and persistent mental illness. She is now working with college students as a crisis manager for Creighton University.
When Ms. Kumar is not managing crises, she is finding fun adventures to be a part of with her partner, 2 stepsons and new puppy!
Nicole Lozano, Ph.D., PLP, CDWF, Post-doctoral Intern
Rebecka Tompkins, Psy.D., Training Director
Practicum/Field Placement Students
Sutha, M.A., Field Placement Intern
Sutha is a doctoral student in counseling psychology. She also has a master's degrees in counseling as well as a master's degree in higher education and student affairs. In addition to about three years of experience counseling college students, Sutha has experiences working with college students as a career advisor, teacher of undergraduate courses, and supervisor. Sutha primarily views psychotherapy from person-centered and emotion-focused lenses, where she believes in the inherent good of people and the utility of emotion in developing one's authentic self. Areas of practice and research interest for Sutha include college students' holistic development, role of attachment and emotion in development of psychopathology, and effective supervision.
Maddie Moore, B.A., Field Placement Intern
Jihan Najjar, M.A., PLMHP, Field Placement Intern
Jihan received her master's in counseling from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Before joining Creighton's counseling team, Jihan was a counselor at a crisis center for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Jihan works from a therapeutic framework that includes interpersonal, shame-resilience, and multicultural-feminist theories. She especially enjoys utilizing self-compassion interventions in therapy. Her areas of interest include sexual assault and intimate partner violence, gender identity and sexual orientation, immigrant and refugee mental health, multiculturalism, and family and relational issues.
Cocoa is a two year old chocolate Labrador. She is a friendly canine member of Counseling Services staff. She proudly wears her Therapy Dog vest as she visits groups on campus. Cocoa completed three six-week training courses in basic obedience skills and then did an internship of ten visits to nursing homes, to earn her license as a Therapy Dog, under the auspices of Love on a Leash, a national Therapy Dog licensing group. She belongs to Dr. Michael Kelley, a psychologist in Creighton's Counseling Services.