Chris Richmond, Ph.D., PROFESSOR, LMFT
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, EdD, LPC, NCC
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.
Elisa Pacheco Cotter, LMSW
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,
Andrew Slater, MA. LPC
University Counselor & Interim Director
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.
Jennifer joined the Personal Counseling Center in 2015. Prior to joining our office
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. She runs the front office for the Personal Counseling Center
assisting students with accessing services, she helps coordinate outreach activities,
processes approved Medical Withdrawals and Leaves, and works closely with the Director
of Health Services.