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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.  

Bill Dove, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Director of Counseling Center

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. 

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.

Brandy Petrie, Ph.D. , Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

BA- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

MA- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Ph.D.- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Brandy specializes in issues of anxiety, depression, young adult development,and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience working with students with eating disorders, panic attacks, and academic stress.  She has previously worked at a small liberal arts college as well as a medical school doing psychotherapy and assessments.  She has also worked with cancer patients and people going through difficult transitions.She has a special interest in working with students who are first generation in higher education.  She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques.

Eric Attard, LPC, Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

BS- Western Michigan University

MA- University of the Rockies

PsyD- University of the Rockies

Eric Specializes in issues of gender identity, LBGTQ issues, life transitions, trauma, depression and anxiety.  He has previously worked in community mental health and has been a member of a Transgender Consultation Network.  He utilizes a number of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral and mindfulness. 

Ralph Jones Ed.D., LMFT- Counselor

B.A.  Kean College

M.A. Columbia University

Ed.D. Columbia University

Ralph Jones has been in private practice in Denver and works one day per week at the Counseling Center specializing in issues for African American males.  He has a wide variety of clinical interests and has a doctorate in higher education.  He brings a strong commitment to supporting students of color in a higher education setting.  He utilizes a number of therapy techniques including mindfulness and meditation, as well as some cognitive behavioral approaches.

Ben Hindell, MSW, LCSW, Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

B.A.- Macalester College

MSW- New York University

Psy.D. - University of Denver                                                                                                          

Ben is a clinical social worker with a passion for working with the college population.  Ben has previously worked at college counseling centers at the University of Northern Colorado and the Julliard School in New York.  He enjoys working with depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationships as well as men's issues.  He has done research on the effects of bullying on young adults.

Erin Fry D.O., Psychiatrist

BA- Albion College
D.O.- Michigan State University

Dr. Erin Fry is a board certified psychiatrist and comes to us after working in the Counseling Center at Michigan State University.  She sees students two days per week for medication monitoring.  She has a special interest in young adult psychiatry and has previously worked with military veterans.  

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 has expertise in somatic psychology. She has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy...  She specializes in trauma, mood disorders, healthy coping skills and substance abuse and dependency issues.  She is associated with the Taos-Pueblo Tewa people of Northern New Mexico and acts as a resource to Native-American students. 

Morgan Rudley, MA, Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

BS- Andrews University

MA- Andrews University

Morgan specializes in African American issues as well as issues of trauma, anxiety and depression.  She has worked in a variety of counseling settings including EAP, community mental health, and case management.  She brings a high level of general psychotherapy skills to the counseling center and has a special interest in college student development..      

 Cecelia Vigil,  Administrative Assistant

Cecelia began at the Counseling Center in 2016, having worked previously at the registrar's office and at UCCS.  She has a strong administrative background and an interest in mental health issues.  She does scheduling for all the counselors and assists students with questions.

The Colorado College Counseling Center
Located in Boettcher Health Center