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Personal Counseling Center Staff

  Andrew Slater

Andrew Slater, MA, LPC
Director Personal Counseling Center and OVW

Andrew earned his Masters Degree from Central Michigan University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. Andrew enjoys working with clients struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, and identity issues. Andrew primarily uses a cognitive behavioral approach in treatment also incorporating mindfulness, and trauma informed techniques.


Elisa Pacheco

Elisa Pacheco Cotter, LMSW
University Counselor

Elisa earned her MSW from Western Michigan and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan.  Elisa’s area of clinical interest include identity issues, relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention.  She enjoys engaging students in counseling with an eclectic treatment approach that is trauma informed, strength-based, and relational.


Trisha Jadhav
Trisha jadhav, ma, lpc, ncc
University Counselor

Trisha earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan.  Trisha is also a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Trisha is eager to help individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation.  Trisha takes both a cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral approach to therapy, as well as using trauma-informed techniques.


Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond, Ph.D., LMFT
University Counselor

Chris earned his PhD from Western Michigan University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Michigan. His special areas of interest include depression, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders, family relationships, couples counseling, and psychological assessment. Dr. Richmond provides a solution-focused approach to counseling, which integrates cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, family systems, and strength based techniques.


Mark Van Lent

Mark Van Lent, EdD, LPC, NCC
University Counselor

Mark earned his Ed.D. from Idaho State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. Mark also holds specialized certification as a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. His special areas of interest include depression disorders, addictions, and self-esteem. Dr. VanLent provides a person-centered approach to therapy, incorporating cognitive/behavioral and solution-focused techniques.


Jennifer Spicer

Jennifer Spicer, CPC-A, CPB, CMRS
Medical Insurance and Billing Specialist

Jennifer joined the Personal Counseling Center in 2015 managing our front office operations. Jennifer assists students with accessing services, hires and trains our student staff, helps coordinate outreach activities, and processes Medical Withdrawals.  In 2022 she also joined the staff of the Birkam Health Center as the medical billing and coding specialist. She works closely with both the Director of the Personal Counseling Center and the Birkam Health Center Clinic Manager. Prior to joining the Birkam Health and Personal Counseling Centers she worked as an Accounting Assistant in the Investments and Grants office. In her time at Ferris, she has held positions in Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, and Student Affairs.