We offer caring, compassionate counseling to students, faculty, and staff in a confidential setting. If you are hurting, confused, scared, or just need someone to talk to, please reach out to us.

Our staff

Becky Kinnunen, LCSW

Phone: 262-243-2068
Email: rebecca.kinnunen@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I have worked in the behavioral health field for over 14 years in a variety of settings.  My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where students can freely express themselves and make positive changes.  I believe that a person’s thoughts can influence their emotions and impact their behaviors.  I focus on strengths and help students reach their goals by establishing trust and building a collaborative and supportive relationship that empowers each student.  I treat everyone with respect and compassion, to create a safe place where we can explore experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and goals.

Specialty Areas: Depression, Anxiety, adjustment to life changes, substance use disorders, stress management, Dual diagnosis (behavioral Health and substance use disorders).

Education & Licensure:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • MSW - Loyola University – Chicago
Pam Elgin MA, LPC

Phone: 262-243-2071
Email: pamela.elgin@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I believe that within each of us lies the answers to our needs, hopes and dreams. In a trusted therapeutic relationship those thoughts and feelings can be explored and utilized to create new and healthier behavior and life skills. I count it an honor and privilege to "walk" with you through your struggles and victories. After more than 34 years in this field I have seen many people grow and change. Change is one of the hardest things we will ever do in our lives AND it is worth it!

Specialty Area: Stress, Adjustment to life changes, anxiety, depression and eating disorders

Education & Licensure:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin WI 198-125
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Trinity-Deerfield, Illinois

Dave Enters, LCSW – Counseling Center Director

Phone: 262-243-4211
Email: dave.enters@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I have worked as a professional counselor for almost 40 years. During that time I worked as a Family and Marriage counselor for close to 20 years before coming to Concordia to start up our Counseling Center. I have a cognitive behavioral approach to helping others. As a called Lay Minister I enjoy integrating faith and God’s Word into the counseling process when a student desires that perspective. I believe that helping students experience God’s mercy and grace is an integral part of guiding them through the challenges and adversities that they face. I believe that I provide a safe and confidential setting in which students can anticipate making progress with their presenting concerns.

Specialty Areas: Depression, anxiety/stress management, building life skills, conflict management, faith matters

Education and Licensure:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Wisconsin
  • Concordia College – Milwaukee, Lay Ministry Certification
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, M.S. (Educational Psychology)
  • Concordia University – Wisconsin, M.S. (Student Personnel Administration)
David Enters and Zoey
Judy Evenson, PMHNP-BC

Practice Approach: I have practiced for over 37 years in a variety of clinical settings including cardiac intermediate care, health/wellness promotion, toxicology assessment/treatment with the Wisconsin Poison Center, clinical leadership and outpatient mental health. I am currently an employee of the Medical College of Wisconsin working in college-based mental health. Patient-centered, collaborative, evidence-based treatment, including psycho-pharmacology are key elements of my clinical practice. I would describe my practice as holistic incorporating a biopsychosocial model which focuses on the interconnection of biology, psychology and socio-environmental factors. In addition, I believe important focus areas for college students should include assessment of: sleep hygiene, physical activity, nutrition and social connectedness to support mental health. I am a strong advocate of the importance of talk-therapy to help normalize and teach individuals important coping skills and strategies for emotional regulation.

Specialty Areas: Adjustment to college life. Gut-brain connection and how microbiome—the diverse population of microbes (bacteria) that live in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract - impact physical and potentially mental health.

Education & Licensure:

  • Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner: PMHNP-BC (ANCC)
  • MSN – Alverno College of Nursing – Milwaukee
Jeremy Schumacher, MA, LMFT

Phone: 262-243-2066
Email: jeremy.schumacher@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to helping others, using the wisdom and experience each person has accumulated in their lives to create positive change. I have worked in a variety of settings over the past decade, specializing in relationship issues along with life transitions for the young adult population. I have found that openness and honesty create a unique relationship in therapy, allowing for a great deal of growth in a short period of time. I am excited to be able to work with the student-athlete population at CUW and look forward to drawing on my time as a collegiate athlete as well as my experience in therapy to help athletes navigate the intersection of sports, school, and mental health.

Specialty Areas: Interpersonal dynamics, stress management, sports performance, anxiety, depression, life transitions, team structure, conflict resolution

Education and Licensure:

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Family Therapy Training Institute – Postgraduate Degree
  • Marquette University – Masters in Counseling
Anne Spahr, Ph.D.

Phone: 262-243-4456
Email: anne.spahr@cuw.edu

Counseling Approach: I have been a licensed psychologist for more than 25 years. During that time I have worked in a variety of clinical and legal settings, have supervised other behavioral health professionals and students, and have taught doctoral level psychology graduate students. I view every student as a child of God who has unique gifts and skills, and approach counseling as a collaborative and supportive problem-solving endeavor with the student. The counseling environment is a safe space in which students can be honest with me and themselves about who they are and how they struggle. I listen carefully to each student’s concerns and together we develop a plan that will help the student take positive steps forward.

Specialty Areas: Depression, anxiety, trauma, legal issues, self-esteem, assertiveness, relationship dynamics

Education & Licensure:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology - State University of New York at Buffalo