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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., 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. 

Alexis Wilbert, Psy.D., Counselor

BA- Colby College

Psy.D.- University of Denver  

Alexis came to the Counseling Center in 2014 having previously worked in a variety of mental health treatment settings, including eating disorders, private practice and the Counseling Center at the University of Denver.  She has a special interest in working with clients with eating disorders, body image issues, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and trauma.

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.

Irene Summers Temple Ph.D. -Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 B.A.- St. Mary's College

 M.S. Indiana University

 Ph.D.- Indiana University  

Irene came to the Counseling Center in 2014 having worked in Counseling Centers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Univeristy of Kansas.  She has also worked in community mental health clinics with children, adolescents and adults.  She has a special interest in working with first generation college students and issues of identity development such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spirituality and gender.

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

B.A.- Macalester College

MSW- New York University                                                                                                           

Ben is a clinical social worker with a passion for working with the college population.  Ben has perviously 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 is currently researching the effects of bullying on young adults.

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 9 years.

Betty Jo Smith, LPC/CACIII, Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addictions 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 over 10 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