Lisa Olson, M.S.
Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Melinda Ovnicek, M.S.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Groups Coordinator
Melinda graduated from Eastern Washington University with her Masters in Clinical Psychology. Melinda returned to Eastern Washington Universities Counseling & Psychological Services in the fall of 2007 as a full-time counselor.
Melinda's areas of specialty include treating attachment disorders, trauma focused therapy, and parent education. In addition, Melinda enjoys providing consultation and supervision for therapists who want to grow similar areas of specialty. In her free time Melinda enjoys being outdoors. Some of the activities her and her family enjoy include backpacking, hiking, surfing, skiing, gardening and mountain bike riding.
Jon is a licensed psychologist who has been on staff at EWU since 2017. His personal desire and professional calling is about establishing genuine connections with people. He is most enthusiastic about encouraging and empowering individuals to experience life to the fullest! Having a particular interest in working with young adults, Jon enjoys focusing on human thriving, holistic development, trauma, meaningful relationships, identity formation, addiction recovery, and dealing with personal struggles of all kinds (e.g., anxiety, depression, self-esteem, etc.).
He especially enjoys working with students who identify as LGBTQ+, religious/spiritual, veterans, BIPOC, and/or athletes. Jon enjoys card games and board games, most sports, and being outdoors--- being on the water, hiking, and camping in the summer, and skiing in the winter. Close friends describe him as having a personality similar to that of a golden retriever, which he considers a huge compliment.
Jon Weber, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, EWU Spokane
Rán Henry, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Coordinator of Biofeedback Services
Erika Wiggins-Tate, M.A.
Psychological Counselor, Coordinator of Case Management
Erika has worked at EWU since January, 2018, uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a former Eagle herself! Her favorite part about being a counselor at Eastern is when a student leaves a counseling session feeling seen and understood.
Erika loves spending time with her wife and kids, traveling in their RV as a family, listening to music or audio books, watching football and going on an occasional run so that she can eat more of her favorite foods like tacos, pho, and Qdoba queso. She hopes to have the ability to visit her bucketlist destinations in Paris, New Zealand, and Rio de Janeiro, and aspires one day to be an author
Michael Ochi, Psy.D.
Psychological Counselor, Coordinator of Outreach Services
Robert Henry, D.O.
Client Services Representative (she/her/hers)
Carla Benson has worked at the counseling center since August 2017. The favorite part of her job is talking with students. She loves getting weird memes from her kids, figuring out which video games her cat likes to watch, and listening to music.