Our Mission
Our Vision

Empower the community to thrive by providing holistic wellness services and opportunities in alignment with the Lawrence University mission.   

Strengthen a culture of holistic well being.

Andy Guenther-Pal

JD, MSW, LCSW, Staff Counselor
M.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
J.D. Hamline University
Wisconsin Certified Clinical Social Worker
Email:  andrea.guenther-pal@lawrence.edu

Andy has been with Lawrence University Counseling Services since January 2015.  Prior to coming to Lawrence, Andy transitioned from a legal career to the field of mental health, working most recently in human services with an emphasis on crisis intervention. 

Andy earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a clinical concentration in behavioral and physical health.  She earned a law degree from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota; and bachelor’s degrees in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

When working with students, Andy uses a humanistic, person-centered approach to change that recognizes an individual’s unique strengths as a whole person, helps them to find meaningful solutions to their challenges, and empowers them to identify and accomplish their goals.  Andy especially enjoys working with students challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, identity, and relationships, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, first generation students, introverted, and highly sensitive individuals.  In all of her work, Andy endeavors to join with students as they seek to improve their overall well-being, strengthen resilience, and find meaning in their lives.

In her spare time, Andy enjoys reading, writing, gardening, road trips, and spending time at home with her partner and their two dogs.

Jill Drier

Jill Drier

Director of Health Services Campus Nurse
Email: jillian.r.drier@lawrence.edu  

I officially joined the Lawrence Community in 2015. I have been practicing as a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2001 in a variety of different settings. I thrive on high energy and fast paced environments. Most of my career, I have worked in larger population settings with a diverse group of patients. I love getting to know and connecting with our students. My primary goals are to teach self-care and educate students how to understand and manage their health care. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, music, and traveling.

Katie Husky

Katie Huskey

LCSW, CCTP, Staff Counselor
B.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
M.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker #130253-121
Email:  katie.huskey@lawrence.edu

I have a Master’s Degree in social worker from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Before joining the Lawrence community, I worked for a local non-profit as a victim advocate. I have a passion for working with survivors of trauma and have extensive training in this area.  My clinical focus is warm, eclectic, and person centered and I focus on meeting each person exactly as they are.  Other clinical areas of interest include, working with people of color, working with the LGBTQ+ community, anxiety work and overall mental wellness. In my time away from work, I enjoy being with family and friends, crafting, volunteering, reading, being outdoors, and playing with my puppy.

Rachel Hart

Rachel Hart

LCSW, Staff Counselor
BA, Carthage College (Social Work)
MA, University of Minnesota (Social Work)
Wisconsin Certified Clinical Social Worker
Email: rachel.e.hart@lawrence.edu

Rachel Hart is a Licensed Clinical Social worker. She has over twenty years of experience practicing social work in a wide variety of settings. She has focused on mental health and counseling for the past 13 years. She also has a specialty certification in counseling those with Substance Use Disorders to support those struggling with addictions. Promoting balance and overall wellness on campus is her focus. Her primary goal as a counselor is to build trust and determine what approaches will fit best with each individuals past experiences, world view and goals. An integrated approach has helped her to work with a wide range of issues with a particular interest in managing anxiety, addressing and de-stigmatizing depression, creating healthy relationships, integrating mindfulness into everyday life and coping with grief and loss.

Yoly Anderson

Yoly Anderson

Administrative Coordinator
Email: yolanda.a.anderson@lawrence.edu

I joined the Lawrence community in 2017, I worked for a local non- profit health and counseling clinic as an advocate for the Latino community.  Dedicated to assisting Lawrence students to develop healthy wellness habits to succeed on and off campus. 

I enjoy, riding my cruiser, going on adventures and being with my family. 

Bonny Autumn Sucherman

Wellness Programs Assistant

Bonny began her time at Lawrence in the Fall of 2017 after completing her Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from Western Michigan University.  Prior to that she attended Beloit College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education & Youth Studies and Rhetoric & Discourse.  Throughout Bonny's educational career she has been highly involved in campus programming and has developed a passion for engaging students in various aspects of their wellness through interactive educational programs.  Bonny serves a dual role on campus as a Residence Hall Director and Wellness Programs Assistant helping to make student wellness a priority campus wide.

Erin Buenzli

Erin Buenzli

Director of Wellness and Recreation
Email: erin.buenzli@lawrence.edu

Erin Buenzli leads the wellness and recreation initiatives on campus for students and employees. She offers wellness, education and prevention programing, teaches a wellness class, is an advisor to wellness student organizations and coordinates the recreation and fitness programs on campus. She studied Health promotion and athletic training at the University of Stevens Point and completed a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. She previously served as an assistant athletic trainer and ran the employee wellness program at Grinnell College and was the head athletic trainer at Lawrence for 12 years before becoming the Director of Wellness and Recreation in 2011. Erin helped the campus win the Active Minds Healthy campus award with her collaborative and holistic approach to campus wellness and received the NCAA Choices Grant in 2017.

Kate Bellingar

Kate Bellingar

MA, LPC-IT, Staff Counselor
BA Michigan State University (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
MA Northwestern University (Counseling)
Email: kaitlyn.m.bellingar@lawrence.edu

Kate joined Wellness Services at Lawrence University in 2017. She received a master’s degree in Counseling from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Kate believes change happens in the context of collaborative relationships along with access to resources and information. She works with students to help them better understand how their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving have developed within the individual, familial, and systemic contexts of each student’s lived experiences. She strives to create a trusting environment for students to explore, acknowledge, and adapt these patterns as well as develop internal and external resources for managing distress and maintaining wellness.

Kate received a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Michigan State University. In her free time she enjoys writing, kayaking, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. She was an expatriate in China and South Africa and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Krystal Light

Krystal Light

MA, LPC-IT, Staff Counselor
B.S. Truman State University (Psychology)
M.A. Lindenwood University (Professional Counseling)
Email: krystal.e.light@lawrence.ed

Dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental illness and instilling hope in clients that can encourage positive life changes and promote healing. Utilizing an eclectic, integrative approach but also believes that a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely interconnected and frequently incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treatment. Treating an array of mental health including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal difficulties, stress, and self-esteem concerns.

Rich Jazdzewski

Richard L. Jazdzewski

Associate Dean of Wellness Services
B.S. University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse (psychology)
Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (clinical psychology)
Licensed Psychologist- #57-2556
Email: richard.l.jazdzewski@lawrence.edu

Rich joined Lawrence University in the Fall of 2016 as the Associate Dean of Students for Health and Wellness.  Prior to joining the team at Wellness Services, he worked for 11 years at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater as the Executive Director for University Health and Counseling Services.  The focus of his work has been on creating an environment of wellness and self-care for university community members.  He has also focused on creating seamlessly integrated healthcare helping mental health and medical services providers to work together to empower students to thrive.
Rich earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Maine.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
When working with students, Rich uses an integrative approach with emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal theories.  Although he is a generalist, he enjoys working with students who struggle with anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, multicultural issues, sports performance and men’s issues in mental health.
He enjoys spending time with his family, being involved with basketball and being outdoors.  He also hopes to train his dog to become a therapy dog.