About Us

Mission Statement

The Counseling Service staff work collaboratively with students to foster their development as whole and resilient persons. This development process involves:

  • resolving personal concerns that often limit full participation in the academic community
  • enhancing coping and stress management skills
  • exploring and integrating personal identity
  • developing individual strengths to meet future challenges and opportunities
  • building healthy relationships and strong interpersonal skills

Counseling staff also seek to create an environment where faculty, staff, friends, and parents facilitate students' interpersonal growth.


The staff consists of qualified, trained professionals with advanced degrees in counseling and other mental health disciplines.

Pam Torresdal, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist; Director

Stuart Johnston, M.S., LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Marty Steele, M.S., LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mary Cannady
Administrative Assistant