Shelena holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville State University. I joined the CAPS staff in 2015 and I’m excited by the opportunity to work with SPEA students. I use a variety of approaches to help clients, depending on individual needs. However, my work is most influenced by cognitive-behavioral therapy. Additional areas of interest include adjustment issues, mood concerns, first/next generation college students, multicultural and diversity issues and reducing stigma for mental health treatment. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope.
In partnership with IU Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), SPEA offers a Counselor-in Residence Program. A counselor is at SPEA 20 hours per week offering counseling services, outreach, and programming to SPEA students.
- Individual counseling by appointment for SPEA students
- Same-day consultations for SPEA students with urgent situations
- Consultation with faculty/staff about students of concern, as well as outreach programs
- Monday-Thursday: 1-5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m.-Noon
Hours will vary over holiday and semester breaks.
Two free appointments each semester, then $30 per appointment.
To make an appointment
Call CAPS at (812) 855-5711 and indicate that you are a SPEA student.