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Professional and Administrative Staff

Eve Adams, Ph.D., Adjunct, CEP Training Director

Licensed Psychologist

Eve received her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the Ohio State University and completed her internship there also. She worked for 6 years at the University of Akron’s Counseling Center and served as the Training Director of the doctoral internship program there. She is currently is an Associate Professor and the Training Director of the APA-accredited Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology at New Mexico State University. Eve’s professional interests include supervision, multicultural identity development, gender role beliefs, LGBT psychology, culturally-competent counseling competencies, and mindfulness-based interventions.

Angella Anderson, L.P.C., Psy.D.  Behavioral Health & Wellness Coordinator

Psychology Resident

Angella is a psychology resident from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She began working with college students at Northern Illinois University and greatly enjoys the opportunities for personal and professional growth that working with students allows. She has a strong interest in supervision of trainees in psychology and research in Emotion Focused Therapy. Her clinical interests including eating disorder/body image concerns, trauma and abuse/neglect recovery, non-suicidal self-injury, crisis intervention, and working with veterans and their families.

María P. Arizaga, Ph.D., Associate Training Director

Licensed Psychologist #0853 (Regular, exp 07/01/2015)

María received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University. Her major interests are in counselor training and supervision; working with clients with issues related to domestic violence, sexual abuse and other forms of trauma, acculturation, and grief and loss. Working with LGBTQ clients is another area of strong interest.

Debra Darmata, M.S., WAVE Program Coordinator

Debra is originally from Chicago and has a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Her life work and passion has been in the field of Psychology with extensive experience working with women who suffer from eating disorders, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Theresa Demock, Administrative Assistant, Associate

Theresa has worked in the Counseling Center since 1999. She was the Records Tech I until May 2007, and then she was promoted to the Administrative Assistant, Associate.

Carol Fonseca, Ph.D., Outreach Coordinator

Psychology Resident

Carol attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Psychology program and completed her doctoral internship at the College of William & Mary Counseling Center in Williamsburg, VA. Her interests include sexuality and gender diversity issues, multicultural concerns/issues, trauma and intimate partner violence, relationship issues, and adjustment to college issues in particular involving first generation college students.

Angelina Frias, Administrative Assistant

Angelina has been working at NMSU for 10 years and has been at the Counseling Center for 2 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from NMSU and is now in the process of earning her Master’s degree also from NMSU.

Kristal Kinzer, M.A., Career Exploration Center Coordinator

Clinical Mental Health Counselor LPCC #0150391 (Regular, exp 09/01/2014)

Kristal was born and raised in New Mexico and is NMSU alumni.  Kristal is the coordinator of the NMSU Career Exploration Center and has a strong interest in working with people who are going through challenging life transitions and adjusting to college life. Kristal views therapy as a collaborative process to address the unique needs of students and is passionate about helping individuals develop their career goals and direction for their future. She also enjoys working with individuals on many different topics such as anxiety, depression and relationship conflicts. She primarily incorporates relational, family systems, and culturally sensitive psychotherapeutic approaches to counseling.

Lori Martinez-Haussamen, M.S.W., NMSU Social Work Services

Lori is a Social Worker for the Student Health Center and the Counseling Center. She has a master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University. Before coming to NMSU, she worked with children ages birth-3 and individuals with disabilities. Her professional interests include parent-child attachment patterns, social justice, community development, suicide prevention, and working with individuals and families in poverty.

Karen Schaefer, Ph.D., Director

Licensed Psychologist #0543 (Regular, exp 07/01/2016)

Karen received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a strong interest in the training and supervision of trainees in counseling; clinical interests in working with individuals who have childhood histories of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, neglect), other forms of trauma, grief and loss issues, offenders of abuse, animal abuse (offenders and victims who witnessed such abuse), and the provision of animal-assisted therapy.

Corey Vas, Ph.D., Associate Director, Clinical Services

Licensed Psychologist #0844 (Regular, exp 07/01/2016)

Corey’s primary professional interests include biofeedback, hypnosis, LGBT issues, anxiety disorders and early childhood intervention. Much of his practice includes career planning, counselor training and supervision, and group therapy for men and for LGBT individuals.

Mike Waldo, Ph.D., Adjunct, CEP Faculty

Licensed Psychologist

Mike is currently a professor with the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at New Mexico State University. His practice and research interests include design and evaluation of preventive interventions that employ group work to improve interpersonal relations.

Psychology Interns

Amanda Bloom, M.S.Ed.

Amanda is a psychology intern who is completing her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Purdue University. Her clinical areas of interest include college student transitions, identity development, interpersonal difficulties, career and group counseling, and assessment. She began working with college students at Purdue University and finds working in a university setting to be particularly meaningful. She is currently completing her dissertation research on long-distance romantic relationships. Additionally, she has a strong interest in the supervision of psychology trainees.

Matthew Ching, M.S.

Matthew is a psychology intern from the counseling psychology doctoral program at Washington State University. He completed a master’s degree in counseling, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy, at California State University, Northridge. Matthew enjoys working with a wide variety of concerns commonly affecting university students (e.g., anxiety, depression, relationships) as they pursue their personal values/goals. His counseling primarily incorporates aspects of acceptance-based, interpersonal, and culturally sensitive approaches. His clinical interests include multicultural counseling, counselor training and supervision, group therapy, substance abuse, marriage and family therapy, and psychological assessment.

Enjolie Lafaurie, M.S.Ed.

Enjolie Lafaurie is a PhD candidate in counseling psychology from Arizona State University (ASU) and holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC). She is a certified hypnotherapist since 2007 and enjoys integrating complementary alternative medicines into her counseling work. Ms. Lafaurie has interests in diversity issues including religion, race, sex and gender issues, family counseling and child development, qualitative research methods, group therapy, spirituality in psychology, loss and grief, traditional/indigenous healing methods, and hypnosis. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish and feels grateful to have traveled to numerous countries across the globe.

Carolyn Pepper, M.A.

Carolyn is a psychology intern from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL where she is completing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Her areas of clinical interest include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, developmental issues, group psychotherapy, trauma, and sexual identity development.  Carolyn began working with college students at East-West University, many of whom were first generation college students or international students. She finds work with this dynamic population to be very rewarding.

Doctoral Practicum Trainees

Raul De La Cruz, M.A.

Susanna La, B.A.

Heather Miller, M.S.

Ben Neeley, M.A.

Jeremy Rutherford, M.S.

Kristal Valdovinos, B.A.

Charlotte Williams M.A. 

Master’s Intern

Lori Narvaez, B.A.