Counseling Services at Creighton University is staffed by four licensed psychologists, two licensed mental health practitioners, one post-doctoral intern, one pre-doctoral intern and practicum student(s) who provide services on an individual and group basis at no additional cost to students enrolled at Creighton University. On this page you can read about each person's background, experience, and interests. Information regarding pre-doctoral internship and applying for practicum training is also available.
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.
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.
Catherine (Kitty) Brougham, M.S., Counselor
Kitty received her degree in Counseling Psychology in 1994 from San Francisco State University. She received her licensed mental health practitioner license in Nebraska in 2000. Kitty joined Counseling Services in 1997. Kitty's clinical interests include women's issues; addiction and recovery; adult and adolescent development; cultural identity development; mindfulness; nutrition; weight and wellness.
Allison Harlow, Ph.D., Psychologist
Dr. Harlow received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron in 2007. She joined the Counseling Services staff in 2007. Her clinical interests include relationships, depression, family of origin, attachment, LGBTQ issues, supervision and training, and multiculturalism.
Allison enjoys hiking in the mountains with her dog Gracie.
Kevin Powers, Ph.D., Academic Success / Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Powers received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2008 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). He joined Counseling Services in 2007. His clinical interests include mental health and academic success, college adjustment and transitional issues, as well as individual clinical, intellectual, learning-disability, and personality assessment. Kevin also has interests in assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. Kevin also serves as an instructor for a section of the RSP 120 course offered in the fall semester.
Kevin is a Cardinals baseball fan and enjoys being outdoors, painting, and photography.
Liz Hunziker, M.A., Predoctoral Intern
Liz received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota in 2010. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Dakota. Lizís clinical interests include shame and guilt, eating disorders and body image, attachment, personality and cognitive assessment, and working with diverse populations.
Liz enjoys participating in 5k fun runs, collecting vinyl records, and playing with her cat Ringo.
Vanessa Laskowski, M.A., Predoctoral Intern
Vanessa received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in 2008. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. Her areas of interest include identity development including cultural and sexual identity, relationship issues, self -esteem concerns and both direct and indirect exposure to intimate partner violence.
Vanessa loves traveling as well as skiing, camping and hiking in the mountains.
Camie Nitzel, M.A., Predoctoral Intern
Camie received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994, and has been working as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner since 1996. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Camie's clinical interests include working with survivors of trauma and abuse, family of origin issues, relationship concerns, identity development (including multicultural and LGBTQ identity), pregnancy and postpartum adjustment.
Camie is an avid yoga practitioner who enjoys musical theatre, concerts, and inspirational green spaces.
Practicum/Field Placement Students
Claire Hauser, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Brittany Gundel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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.