CSU Health Network uses an integrative team approach to look at physical, emotional, psychosocial and lifestyle factors that contribute to overall health and wellness, in order to provide the most comprehensive care to students.

Our Wellness & Behavioral Health Consultation program embeds mental health clinicians within the CSU Health Network medical teams, following a model of integrated health care which allows immediate access to wellness, behavioral health and mental health consultation and support for both patients and medical providers.  The Wellness Consultants (BHCs) function as members of the medical care team and collaborate with medical staff in their daily provision of health care to CSU students. This integrative, “no wrong door” approach means that students have access to the support they need within the context of their medical care team, as an alternative to (or alongside) support from Counseling Services.

Wellness and behavioral health consultation is NOT therapy! Wellness Consultants (BHCs) are psychologists, social workers, and counselors who function as members of the student’s integrated health care team. These consultants talk with students to explore their concerns; provide brief, in-the-moment support; and work collaboratively with the student and their medical provider to come up with strategies to address the identified concerns.

Some of the concerns that students can address in collaboration with Wellness Consultants / BHCs include:

  • Stress
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Changes in activity/energy levels
  • Mood-related concerns, depression, anxiety
  • Grief, loss, transitions, adjustment difficulties
  • Sexual concerns
  • Chronic pain
  • Managing chronic health conditions
  • Medication and medical treatment adherence
  • Mild eating concerns
  • Unhealthy lifestyles and habits, establishing new routines
  • Concerns about substance use
  • Communication, assertion, and conflict resolution skills
  • Social, relational, emotional concerns impacting health & wellbeing (i.e. isolation, limited supports)
  • Aspects of identity, marginalization, resource scarcity or social justice that impact health & wellbeing
  • Stigma or hesitation re: engaging with counseling or other mental health supports
  • Self-care and self-management goals

Wellness and Behavioral Health Consultation Team

Glynn Forkey, LCSW
Behavioral Health Counselor/Team Lead

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Master of Social Work, Boston College, Boston, MA
  • MA in Pastoral Ministry, Boston College, Boston, MA

Professional Interests:

  • Integrated behavioral health and wellness
  • Whole-person health and healing
  • Narrative therapy/feminist therapies
  • Trauma-informed yoga
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Reiki energy healing
  • LGBTQIA+/ gender and relational identity
  • Collaborative and strengths-based approaches
Jessie Charbonneau, LPC
Senior Staff Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationships
  • Gender and Sexual Orientation
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Kim Wilcox
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • M.A. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity Exploration
Jeffrey Paulez, Ph.D.
Trauma Psychologist; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Graduate Certificate, Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Identity Development
  • Queer/LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Culturally diverse populations
  • International students
  • Attachment
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Family of origin concerns
  • Existential concerns
  • Spirituality
AJ Kimm, B.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Pronouns:They/Them/Theirs

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Spanish

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Vicarious/Secondary Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Relationship/Family of origin/Faith of origin concerns
  • Intersectional identity development
  • Privilege/Oppression
  • Eating concerns
  • Embodiment
  • Holistic wellness/Resilience
Maggie Hogan, MS
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Pronouns:She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D., Counseling, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Master of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Professional Interests:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship issues
  • OCD
  • Disordered Eating/Body Image
  • Depression
Charlie Bakalars, M.S.
Post-Masters Fellow

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

Professional Interests:

  • Mood disorders
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Trauma
Jenny Brandsma, LPC
Associate Director, Clinical Director; Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse/Incest
  • Physical and Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual/Romantic Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Race and Ethnic Issues
  • PTSD
Jessie Pauley, M.A.
Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • M.A., Sport and Performance Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • B.A., Movement and Exercise Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Professional Interests:

  • Identity development
  • Purpose and meaning
  • Sport and performance
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma
Tina Soma

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
  • Masters of Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship issues
  • Multiculturalism and identity development
  • Mood disorders

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Mental Health Resources for Students

CSU Health Network provides numerous resources to help students learn how to improve mental health, manage stress and minimize anxiety.