Counseling Services Staff

The staff of Counseling Services provide services to full-time undergraduate and law Valparaiso University students through our offices which consist of the Counseling Center, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education (OADE) and the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education (SAAFE) office. The confidential services are provided by professional psychologists, counselors, social workers and graduate trainees. In addition to individual and group counseling and consultation; staff offer numerous educational presentations through outreach services; psychiatric availability for students in counseling who require medications; and psychological crisis coverage for the University community.

 Counseling Center (CC)

  • Stewart Cooper, PhD, Director
  • Wendi Tai, MA, Assistant Director for Clinical Services
  • Erin Woike, PhD, Assistant Director for Training
  • Lori Miltenberger, MA, Staff Therapist
  • Robin Stephen, MA, Staff Therapist
  • Natalie Muskin-Press, MA, LCAC, Staff Therapist
  • Stephanie Schuitema, BS, Graduate Trainee
  • Aaron Tempel, BS, Graduate Trainee
  • Joelynn Marconi, BS, Graduate Trainee

Office of Alcohol and Drug Education (OADE)

  • Natalie Muskin-Press, MA, LCAC, Coordinator

Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education (SAAFE)

  • Paula Dranger, MSW, LCSW, MAC, Assistant Director for SAAFE Office


  • Lisa Dorsey, MALS, Office Manager
  • Mary Halfman, Administrative Assistant