SCS Staff 2016-17

Staff Member


Kitty Brougham, M.S., LMHP, Counselor

Kitty received her degree in Counseling with specializations in MFCC, Career and College in 1994 from San Francisco State University and received her Mental Health Professional license in Nebraska in 1999.  She joined Counseling Services in 1997.  Kitty is the Drug and Alcohol Counselor and enjoys working with students in recovery.  She is comfortable working with either an abstinence or a harm-reduction model and is available for confidential consultations regarding drug or alcohol use.  Kitty's clinical interests include cultural identity development including immigrant, bicultural and cross-cultural issues, women's empowerment, GLBTQ issues as well as identity and career work with artists.  She has training in DBT and mindfulness and has a special interest in holistic health, nutrition, weight and wellness.

Kitty is an exhibiting artist, a cellist, and an avid reader and traveler.

Thomas Grandy, Ph.D., Director of Training

Dr. Grandy received his degree in Counseling Psychology in 1975 from the University of Iowa (our administrative assistant's favorite team) where he also completed his Ph.D. He became a licensed psychologist in Nebraska in 1975 and in Michigan in 1977 and the National Register of Health Providers in 1978. Dr. Grandy joined Counseling Services in 1975. His clinical interests include supervision and training; process of change in therapy; mood disorders and anxiety; sleep disturbances; academic success; hypnosis; nutritional approaches; assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD; self-care of professionals and sports psychology.

Dr. Grandy is a Detroit Red Wings fan.

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 serves as co-Training Director with Dr. Grandy, and 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

Dr. Kelley earned a M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology in 1972 from DePaul University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1976 from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles (now Aliant University). He was licensed as a  psychologist in Nebraska in 1977. Dr. Kelley joined Counseling Services in 1980.  His clinical interests include developmental issues of college students; grief; family influences on mental health; suicide prevention and management of psychological crisis.  Dr. Kelley served as the Senior Director of Student Counseling Services from 2005 until 2016.

In leisure time, Dr. Kelley is a student of ceramics.  You might see some of his pots sitting around the office.

Nicole Lozano, Ph.D., CDWF

Nicole is a transplant from Texas who has lived in Nebraska for seven years. She is the pre-doctoral intern at the Center for Health and Counseling. She considers herself to be a generalist, but specializes in depression, relationship problems, family of origin issues, and people being overly critical of themselves. Nicole works from a theoretical framework that includes person-centered therapy, feminist therapy, and behavioral therapy. She also uses shame resilience training as the backbone to her work. Nicole graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX with a Psychology and Human Services degree. Her Master?s degree was conferred in August 2011 and she will graduate with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in August 2016 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research areas are objectification, couples and sexual violence, relationship violence, positive psychology (specifically forgiveness), pornography, and participatory action research.

Nicole is really friendly and is running the Twitter page for the CHC, even though she never tweeted before August 2015. In her spare time, she fiddles with her camera taking pictures, plans parties, crafts, and bakes. She enjoys reading long form articles and talking about them with anyone who will listen. Also, and this is important to note, she is a Hufflepuff.

Miranda Meadows, M.A. 

Miranda is a Mississippi native who recently moved to Nebraska, having made stops along the way for her undergraduate degree at Samford University in Alabama and her graduate degrees at Wheaton College in the Chicago area.  Most recently, she has moved from Maine, where she was completing her doctoral internship at the University of Maine Counseling Center.  She has worked with people across the spectrum of ages and struggles, and she is particularly passionate about working with college students during this transformative season of life.  Clinically, Miranda was trained as a generalist and has a wide array of interests.  Her specific interests include working with individuals who struggle with  a history of trauma, family of origin issues, perfectionism, shame, and relational problems.  Miranda primarily operates from a relational psychodynamic framework, but loves to incorporate other modalities in her work when it is helpful for the client.  She is especially fond of expressive therapies.  Her past research has focused on the stigma of singleness, divided attention and effective note taking, and the impact of dispositional hope, optimism, and sensation seeking on the risky drinking behaviors of young adults.  

When not working at the counseling center, she is most likely to be found snuggling her adorable dogs (Lady Darcy of Pemberley and Sir Dashwood of Norland Bark), painting anything that stands still long enough, writing comedy sketches, having solo dance parties, or testing out the twirliness of her skirts.  She loves being with people, reading, and playing her ukulele or piano, and she is proud to be a Hufflepuff like Nicole! (Go Badgers!)

Rebecka Tompkins, Psy.D., Academic Success Psychologist

Rebecka Tompkins, Psy.D., L.P. is a Staff/Academic Psychologist at Creighton University's Student Counseling Services. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology-Twin Cities Campus (2013). Prior to joining Creighton University, Dr. Tompkins completed her training at the University of Minnesota's counseling center and Indian Health Board in Minneapolis. She is a generalist clinically and uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, including multicultural, interpersonal and mindfulness-based theories. Her professional areas of interest include trauma, grief/loss, multiculturalism, gender identity & sexual orientation, relationship problems and anxiety/depression. As the Academic Success Psychologist, she also completes diagnostic evaluations for Attentional and Learning related disorders.

Rebecka enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking and swimming.

Practicum/Field Placement Students

Shantel Gassman, M.A., Field Placement Intern

Shantel received her master?s degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in counseling psychology. Previously she has worked as a clinical extern at a Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center focusing on general mental health, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and sleep hygiene. Shantel values a holistic approach to therapy and utilizes primarily biopsychosocial and interpersonal theories.  Her areas of interest include gender, health, and positive psychology.
Shantel enjoys practicing Spanish, watching sports, being active, laughing often, and good conversation.

Rachel Smith, M.A., Field Placement Intern

Rachel Smith, M.A., is currently a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln counseling psychology program. She received her master?s degree from Boston College in 2012 for Mental Health Counseling. Before joining Creighton?s counseling team, Rachel worked at a university counseling center, community college counseling center, community domestic violence program, and mental health mental retardation program. Rachel likes to collaborate with her clients in therapy and uses an integrative approach, incorporating relational-cultural, family systems, and person-centered theories. Her areas of interest include family and relational issues, multicultural issues, concerns about appearance, gender/LGBTQ issues, career development, trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Rachel likes to spend time playing outdoor sports and DIY projects.

Support Staff

Michelle Overfelt
Terri Faga

Terri and Michelle are the Support Staff for Center for Health and Counseling. They welcome students when they come to the Center for Health and Counseling, make sure they fill out the necessary proper paperwork, and assist students in gaining access to the help they need.