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.
Alexis Wilbert, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
BA- Colby College
Psy.D.- University of Denver
Alexis has worked in the Counseling Center since 2014. Prior to joining the staff at Colorado College, she worked in eating disorder treatment facilities, private practice, and at the Counseling Center at the University of Denver. She has a special interest in working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, body image issues, relationship issues, depression, anxiety 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.
Dan Johnson, Psy.D. -Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
BS - Northwestern College
MA- University of the Rockies
Psy.D.- University of the Rockies
Dan 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 works at the Counseling Center one day per week. He has done doctoral research on microaggressions with transgender and gender nonconforming clients.
Irene Summers Temple Ph.D. -Licensed Clinical Psychologist
B.A.- St. Mary's University
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. the University of Kansas, and Indiana University. 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..
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
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 is currently researching 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 one day 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, 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 two days 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.
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