Counseling Staff 2014

Counseling Services

Creighton University
Harper 1034, Ground floor
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Phone: (402) 280-2735

8:00-4:30 Monday
10:00-6:30 Tuesday
8:00-6:30 Wednesday
8:00-4:30 Thursday - Friday

Catherine (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.  Kittyís clinical interests include cultural identity development including immigrant, bicultural and cross-cultural issues, womenís 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., Psychologist

Dr. Harlow received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron (2007), after earning her bachelorís 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., Senior Director of Counseling Services

Dr. Kelley earmed 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.  He became Director of Counseling Services in 2005.

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

Michael Moradshahi, M.A., Predoctoral Intern

Michael Moradshahi began working on his PhD in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology in Los Angeles, California in 2009, and received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011.  He is currently completing his predoctoral internship with Creighton University.  Michael likes to work collaboratively with his clients to address their main concerns, however complex the concerns may be.  Often times, these include navigating relationships with friends and/or family, clarifying passions and interests, developing a healthy view of oneís self, and/or coping with the stress of college life.  His therapeutic approach primarily blends time tested psychodynamic/psychoanalytic principles with modern advances in attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology.  He also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy when needed.  His research interests include attachment and spiritual growth among college-aged students.

Mike loves foods from all over the world and enjoys a good Wii tennis match.

 

Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo, M.A., NCC, PLMHP 

Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo, M.A., PLMHP, NCC, is a mental health therapist at Creighton University's Student Counseling Services.  She received her masterís degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011.  Prior to her work at Creighton University, Stephanie completed her training at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In addition, she was a therapist at her own private practice in Portland, Oregon.  Stephanie is clinically a generalist and draws upon several different theoretical orientations that include as follows: cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, and interpersonal process therapy.  Her professional areas of interest include self-esteem,  relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, grief, body image and eating disorders, identity development (including multicultural and LGBTQ identity), and trauma.  Stephanie is highly interested in relationship dynamics and enjoys facilitating couples counseling. 

Stephanie loves to be surrounded by creative people.  She also enjoys international travel and the great outdoors. 

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.

 

Joy Zelikovsky, M.A., Predoctoral Intern

Joy Zelikovsky, M.S.Ed, M.Phil.Ed, is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology. She received her Masterís in Psychological Services in 2008 and Professional Counseling in 2009 from the University of Pennsylvania; she also received a Masterís in Clinical Psychology in 2011 from the Florida School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Creighton University Joy worked in multiple college counseling centers, community mental health, private practice, school, and a residential clinic for eating disorders. Joy is a generalist clinically and uses primarily interpersonal process therapy when working with clients, which includes techniques from psychodynamic, object relations, family therapy and cognitive-behavioral theories. Her professional areas of interest are eating disorders in both men and women, working with survivors of trauma, crisis intervention and LGBTQ issues.

Joy enjoys travel both international and domestic, spending time with her dog and reading.

Practicum/Field Placement Students

Krista Robbins, M.A., PLMPHP, Field Placement Intern

 Krista Robbins, M.A., PLMHP, received her masterís degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is working on her PhD in counseling psychology. Her previous training sites include a university counseling center and a community domestic violence and sexual assault center. Krista uses an integrative approach to therapy utilizing Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, and Feminist/Multicultural theories. Her areas of interest include individual and group therapy for shame resilience, vocational concerns, sexual assault/trauma, healthy relationships, and anxiety/depression.

Krista loves to be outside with her two dogs Sepora and Max and enjoys doing home remodeling projects.

Support Staff:

Pat Zander
Terri Faga

Terri and Pat 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.