University Counseling Center Staff
The compassionate and professional staff of the Saint Louis University Counseling Center are ready to assist you. We offer many services to the SLU community and are happy to offer consultations, answer questions, and provide direction. Our staff come from robust and diverse backgrounds, making us highly qualified and competent to treat a wide variety of student issues.
Steve Byrnes, Psy.D.
Dr. Byrnes has been a licensed clinical psychologist for 23 years. He has been the University Counseling Center Director since January 2015. Dr. Byrnes has an extensive history of providing clinical treatment for a variety of conditions and managing health care organizations. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2011 after completing a 20-year career as an active duty clinical psychologist. He was one of a small group of psychologists who implemented the Air Force Medical Service project to integrate behavioral health into primary care. He has trained a number of health care organizations in this model across the country. Most recently, was part of a team that brought this program to the Missouri Primary Care Association, creating an integrated behavioral health care system within the organization's many primary care centers.
Dr. Byrnes also brings to SLU an extensive involvement with treating Post Traumatic Stress. He was a contributor to a DoD/VA PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline working group that developed treatment standards for specialty mental health and primary care settings. He has also worked with hundreds of PTSD patients while deployed to Afghanistan and at military treatment facilities across the country. Dr. Byrnes has also treated many graduate, law and medical students/residents, and held faculty positions in graduate level psychology and medical education programs.
Shontay Kimmins, BS
Senior Patient Care Coordinator
Ms. Kimmins has been with the University Counseling Center since 2006. She received the Team Spirit Award in 2010 for her invaluable contributions to the Student Health and Counseling Services department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Harris-Stowe State College. She is a Saint Louis native, mother to two children, coaches cheerleading, and coordinates bridal and other events around the area.
Rod Hoevet, Psy.D.
Coordinator, Clinical Training & Staff Development
Dr. Hoevet is a licensed clinical psychologist and is responsible for selection and supervision of the UCC graduate trainees. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the SLU Psychology Department. He has degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Loyola University in Maryland, and the University of Denver. He has worked with a wide variety of patient populations around the country, has written articles, published papers, and given professional presentations on various mental health subjects.
Dr. Hoevet is a strong believer in psychotherapy as a powerful mechanism to genuine and lasting change for a multitude of problems. His treatment philosophy and approach target the underlying causes of problems, not the symptoms produced by them. He aims to help the patient uncover the complex, deep, and often well-established roots of the problems. The result is a true, lasting, internal change, rather than temporary symptom-relief or behavioral changes.
Jay Winig, MSW, LCSW, CRADC
Coordinator, Drug and Alcohol Services
Mr. Winig has provided individual and group therapy, as well as support services at the University Counseling Center since 2008. He received his Masters of Social Work from the University of South Florida and has been a licensed clinical social worker for 19 years. He is also a certified substance abuse counselor. Mr. Winig recently graduated from the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and is currently enrolled in the Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Program. He has also received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as in other clinical modalities.
Mr. Winig believes in close collaboration with his patients to help them achieve their desired outcomes. He has practiced in South Florida, New York City, and St. Louis. He has worked with young fathers, HIV positive men, college students, and many emotional issues. He has presented locally and nationally on issues unique to young fathers, substance abuse, and college mental health.
Therese Jacques, LPC
Coordinator, Clinical Services
Ms. Jacques is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who received her B.S. from Washington University in Saint Louis and her M.A. in counseling from Saint Louis University. She joined the University Counseling Center in April 2014. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, family, career, and academic counseling. Some of her experience includes working with students on such issues as depression and anxiety, suicide/crisis intervention, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and drug and alcohol problems. Therese is SafeZone trained and serves as the UCC staff contact for sexual assault.
Ms. Jacques approaches treatment from a humanistic viewpoint and believes in supporting students with a wraparound philosophy in order to reach their full potential. She is a member of both the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and American Counseling Association (ACA). She is a native New Yorker.
Jennifer Scott, LCSW
Coordinator, Case Management Services
Ms. Scott is a licensed clinical social worker providing case management and clinical services at the University Counseling Center. She received both her undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MSW) degrees from Washington University in Saint Louis. Her passion for mental health and addiction issues directed her post-graduate career to the adult substance abuse population around the Saint Louis area. In her work, she acquired skills for effective treatment approaches to depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and crisis management in both the individual and group settings.
Ms. Scott's treatment approach is influenced by both cognitive-behavioral therapy and her education as a social worker. She believes in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms presented. Prior to entering the social work field, Ms. Scott was the assistant swim coach at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. It is her experiences in the social work field and on the pool deck that have fueled Ms. Scott's passion for rejoining the university setting and providing her services to the Saint Louis University community.
Arathi Srikanta, LMSW
Program Director of Health Promotion and Education
Ms. Srikanta received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master's degree in social work from Washington University. She has over 9 years of mental health and health administration experience working for both private and non-profit organizations. At SLU, she is currently working on campus prevention initiatives related to sexual assault, drug and alcohol, mental health and suicide, as well as general wellness promotion. She advises the SLU Wellness Peer Educators and Responsibillikens. In her free time, she loves to explore Saint Louis and spend time with her two dogs.
Jeanne Eichler, MOT, OTR/L, MT
Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Services
Ms. Eichler is a licensed and board-certified occupational therapist and has been working with the UCC since September 2012. She has a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University (New Orleans) and a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences (St. Augustine, FL). Ms. Eichler has worked with a wide variety of client populations and enjoys creating innovative programs that address the needs of specific individuals and groups.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities in SLU's Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Ms. Eichler enjoys working with SLU students who are interested in "taking changes out on the road" and taking an active role in establishing habits, roles, and strategies for the best success in college. She also runs programs through the OT Faculty Practice geared toward teen and young adult friendship-building, increasing independence during times of life transition, and use of music as a medium for better anxiety and stress management. Ms. Eichler is a certified provider for The Listening Program inTime, and the HealthRhythms Protocol.
Ciloue Stewart, Ph.D., LMFT
She works with clients on a wide variety of emotional, relational, and neurological concerns. Topics frequently addressed in her practice include: depression, anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, body image, self concept/acceptance, existential issues, time management, attention regulation, relational conflicts (including peer, romantic, intergenerational, and work-setting), and parenting issues. She brings to each meeting more than 15 years of clinical experience in private practice, university campuses, and in graduate clinical training programs.Passionate about her clinical work, Dr. Stewart considers herself a mentor and partner in her client's journey toward a great sense of well-being. She has a Master's degree in Counseling and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science, an interdisciplinary study of psychology, family studies, sociology, and Anthropology.
Stephanie Weber, M.A.
Ms. Weber is a 3rd year clinical psychology graduate student at Saint Louis University. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's degree in Multicultural and Bilingual Education from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain. She has multiple publications, poster presentations, and has given professional presentations nationally as well as abroad. Ms. Weber has worked with a variety of patient populations, in individual and group settings, in Spanish as well as English.
She has utilized multiple therapeutic techniques with a variety of clients, and is a strong believer in a patient-centered approach that focuses on the root of the problem; with open communication and an active, close collaboration with the individual. Although she takes a primarily psychotherapeutic approach, Stefanie has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapeutic techniques.
Ms. Weber is supervised by Dr. Hoevet.
Wanni Zhou, B.S.
Ms. Zhou is a 2nd year clinical psychology graduate student at Saint Louis University. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Indiana University with minors in both biology and Spanish. Ms. Zhou has experience working in a variety of capacities, including inpatient psychiatric care, community mental health, and college counseling. She has worked with different patient populations, including children and adults, in both individual and group settings.
She strongly believes in working collaboratively with her patients, actively engaging them at every level of care, design, and implementation. Ms. Zhou has been trained under a generalist model and aims to tailor therapy sessions to her patients' needs. In addition, she has received specialized training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ms. Zhou is supervised by Dr. Hoevet.
University Counseling Center of Saint Louis University
3711 West Pine Mall
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Saint Louis, Missouri 63108