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Counseling Center Staff

The Counseling Center staff has a variety of clinicians with experience dealing with different mental health issues. We have a wide range of specialties and clinical interests. Any counselor can see students for an initial session and help them find the counselor who will best fit their needs.  The Counseling Center also offers medication prescribing and management.  View the video of the staff.


Bill Dove, Ph.D., CAC III, Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Counseling Supervisor

BA – Colorado College
Ph.D. – University of Denver
Bill Has worked at the Counseling Center for over 25 years.  He has a specialty in young adult development and cognitive behavioral therapy.  He previously was the supervisor at the local Mental Health Crisis Center and has done research in the areas of complex decision making and adult development. 

Amy Christian, Ph.D., Counselor,  Licensed Professional Counselor

BS - Mississippi State University

Ph.D.- Mississippi State University                        

Amy came to the Counseling Center in 2013 having worked in Counseling Centers at Mississippi College and Mississippi State University.  She has also worked in psychiatric hospitals and in private practice.  She has a special interest in working with people with eating disorders, substance abuse issues, trauma, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.       

Pam Shipp, Ph.D., Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

BA – Colorado College
Ph.D. – University of Denver

Pam has worked as a psychologist for over 25 years in the areas of psychotherapy, leadership development, corporate consulting, and has  a special interest of working with students of color. She is also involved in many non-profit initiatives in the Colorado Springs area. Pam works part-time at the counseling center while maintaining her own consulting business.

Hani Ahmad, LCSW, BCD, Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

BA – Boston University
MSW – University of California – Berkeley

In addition to his more than 25 years of private practice as a clinical social worker, Hani Ahmad has provided direct service and consultation to hospitals, secondary and higher education institutions, crisis intervention agencies, and residential treatment programs. He specializes in the treatment of adolescents/ young adults and employs integrative psychotherapy (including cognitive-behavior treatment) to help students with problems related to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships and academic performance.


Heather L. Horton, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Wellness Resource Center
BA – University of California Davis
Ph.D. – Kent State University

Heather Horton currently works part time at the Counseling Center which complements her responsibilities as the Director of the Wellness Resource Center at CC.  She enjoys working with all types of students and has expertise in the areas of trauma and sexual assault.

Carol Maynard, MSW, LCSW, Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

BS – The Evergreen State College
MSW – University of Denver

Carol has been a clinical social worker in her own private practice for over 25 years and has expertise in the areas of eating disorders, depression, body image, and anxiety.  She works part time at the counseling center while maintaining her own practice in the community.

Julie L. Sanford, M.D., Psychiatrist

M.D. - Rush University School of Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry – 1988
Provides psychiatric medication management to CC students by appointment only.

Julie Sanford, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who works one day per week at the counseling center. She is currently the Medical Director for Peak View Psychiatric Hospital and has worked at the counseling center for 7 years.

Betty Jo Smith, LPC/CACIII, Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

BA – University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
MA – University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Betty Jo has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a certified substance abuse counselor.  She works one day per week at the counseling center. She has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy and somatic psychology.  She specializes in trauma, substance use and abuse, mood disorders, and teaching healthy coping skills and stress management. 

Lori Linzmaier, Office Coordinator and Student Health Insurance Coordinator

 Lori has worked at the college for 8 years and currently is the office manager for the counseling center and coordinator of student health insurance.


The Colorado College Counseling Center
Located in Boettcher Health Center