Student Counseling Services

Don’t wait until you are overwhelmed. Early assistance is the best route to maintaining well-being. Centre Counseling services are available to Centre students free of charge. Counseling is provided by three full-time licensed mental health professionals. Offices are located in Parsons Center for Student Health and Counseling.

Counseling sessions are confidential within the limits of the law. Legal exceptions to confidentiality apply when there is a serious risk of harm to self or others, or when there is abuse that falls under mandatory reporting requirements. Counseling records are kept separately from health records.

Professional services are provided to Centre students to assist them in being productive, successful, and well-adjusted young adults. The counselors at Centre are experienced in addressing a variety of problems. Any enrolled Centre student is eligible to use these services.

We often talk with students about:

• Transition to College
• Stress and Anxiety
• Time Management, Study Skills
• Depression
• Substance abuse
• Relationship and Family issues
• Sexuality issues
• Grief and Loss
• Eating Disorders
• Any problems affecting a student’s adjustment to college life



Ann Goodwin

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Counselor, Director of Counseling Work Centre College Parsons Center Work Phone: 859.238.5740

Ann, a Danville native, joined Centre College as a counselor September 2013. She assumed the role of Director of Counseling in the fall of 2015. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. Ann has experience as a mental health counselor at a community mental health center, a rape crisis/domestic violence agency, and an intensive in-home family services program. Prior to Centre, she worked for several non-profit agencies and in 2001 served as an international volunteer in Nicaragua. Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.



Joel Klepac

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Counselor Work Centre College Parsons Center Work Phone: 859.238.5760

Joel, a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, joined the counseling office in August 2015. Prior to attaining his masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Asbury Theological Seminary, Joel spent 9 years living and working in Romania, coordinating college age internships and working with children at risk.

He has spent the past three years providing individual, group, and family therapy, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment groups.



Michael Spears

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Counselor Work Centre College Parsons Center Work Phone: 859.238.6518

Mike, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, joined the counseling department in August of 2015. Mike received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brescia University in 1999 and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005. Mike has 15 years experience in mental health counseling, most recently with KVC Kentucky Behavioral Health where he worked as a mental health therapist and clinical supervisor. Mike also worked as a school counselor at Fort Logan Alternative School in Lincoln County and at Boyle County High School.


To Schedule an Appointment

To schedule for an initial counseling appointment, please either email or call 859.238.5740 and the first available appointment opening will be provided for you. Please include your availability over the next few days. Typically appointments are scheduled within a few business days unless it is a crisis. In a crisis situation, scheduling will be expedited. During November and April, scheduling may take up to one week.

If you are in crisis and need immediate mental health assistance, between 8 am and 4 pm, please call Parsons Student Health 859.238.5530 and state you need to speak with a counselor and you are in crisis.

Evening and Weekends Emergency Procedure

For an after-hours counseling crisis that requires immediate attention, students may call 859.238.5740, and voicemail will give the emergency number. Or students may call the Department of Public Safety at 859.236.4357. In an immediate life-threatening crisis call 911.