University Counseling Center Professional Staff
The compassionate 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 most student mental health problems.
Dr. Rod Hoevet, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked with the University Counseling Center since 2012. 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, as well as written articles and given professional presentations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology courses and provides clinical supervision to advanced students, including the UCC Graduate Assistants. 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 dig to uncover the complex, often well-established roots of the problems. The result is a true, internal change, rather than just temporary symptom-relief or behavioral changes.
Jay Winig, MSW, LCSW, CRADC 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. Jay 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. Jay 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 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. Therese 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. She 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). Therese is a native New Yorker.
Jennifer Scott, LCSW 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. Her treatment approach is influenced by both cognitive-behavioral therapy and her education as a social worker. Ms. Scott 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.
2014-2015 Graduate Student Assistants
Stefanie Weber, M.A., 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. 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.
Shontay Kimmins, BS is a Senior Patient Care Coordinator at the University Counseling Center, where she has been working 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, a mother to two children, coaches cheerleading, and coordinates bridal and other events around the area.
University Counseling Center of Saint Louis University
3518 Laclede Avenue, Suite 100 -- Marchetti Towers East
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103