About Us

Counseling Services is staffed by licensed mental health professionals, student interns under the supervision of clinical staff, and a graduate assistant in the Biofeedback Center.

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Jaque Schmidt, Ph.D, LCPC

  • Director of Student
    Wellness Center
  • Licensed Clinical
    Professional Counselor
  • Jaque is the director of the Student Wellness Center.  She received her Ph.D in Counselor Education from Kansas State University and has worked at ESU for over 30 years.  As a long time employee, Jaque enjoys working with students who are experiencing transitions.   She works from a goal-oriented perspective where she assists students in making healthy and productive choices.  Jaque serves on various committees on the ESU campus and in the Emporia community. 

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 Sally Crawford-Fowler, LSCSW

  • Assistant Director of Student Wellness Center - Counseling
  • Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
  • Sally has a masters degree in Social Work and works as the assistant director for Counseling Services.  Her previous experience includes counseling and case management in a community mental health setting.  She still is active with her private practice in Ottawa. Sally provides clinical supervision for interns training to become counselors as well as other professional staff.  She has a cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach in working with students and works to help them learn to make healthy and informed life decisions.  Sally also serves on several campus committees and gives presentations on campus about wellness topics. 

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      Bethany L. Cooper, LCPC

  • Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

 

  • Bethany has a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and works as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Her previous experience includes working with adolescents and their families in both educational and community mental health settings.  She also has experience working within various community programs that served the eldery populations and individuals with disabilities.   Bethany comes from a strenghts-based perspective and uses cognitive behavioral techniques when working with students.  Her goal is to assist students in building on what what they are doing well to help them establish a healthier way of thinking and living.

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          Bonnie Starr, LCPC 

  • Counselor
  • Biofeedback Coordinator
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

 

  • Bonnie holds a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and works as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She has previously worked in other areas of student affiars including financial aid.  She serves as the coordinator for the biofeedback program and is also currently the president of the Biofeedback Society of Kansas.   Bonnie uses a person-centered approach when doing counseling to support students as they progress through their degree programs. 

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Donna Drake, LPC, LCAC, CADC

  • Counselor
  • ADAP Coordinator
  • AlcoholEDU facilitator

 

  • Donna has masters degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy.  She works as a Licensed Clinical Addicition Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is also certified in treating gambling addictions.  Donna has previously worked within the foster care and correctional systems.  Prior to coming to ESU, she has worked at other universities in various student affair roles.  Donna currently serves as the coordinator of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention program, the faculty advisor for GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol) and the Sigma Pi fraternity.  Donna is an advocate for harm reduction behavior. 

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Sally Konzem, LPC

  • Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Sally has a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Emporia State University.  She works as a Licensed Professional Counselor seeing students for therapeutic services.  In addition, she also helps to coordinate sexual assualt prevention services at Emporia State University and works closely with SOS, Inc. in Emporia.  Sally utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy when working with students in counseling settings.  

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             Karla Rodgers

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Karla serves as the senior administrative assistant in the counseling center.  She has worked in this position for over 35 years.  Karla is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the office. Karla continues to be active in her professional organizations and has previously served as chair of the ESU classified assembly and as a member of the Presidents Cabinet.