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. 

In her work with students, Andy approaches mental health from a humanistic, person-centered lens with a focus on recognizing an individual’s unique strengths as a whole person.  Her approach is relational, multi-theoretical, and integrative.  She enjoys helping students to gain insight into themselves and their motivations, to create effective responses to their challenges, and to feel empowered to accomplish their goals.  Andy especially enjoys working with students struggling with depression, anxiety, identity, low self-esteem, trauma, and relationships, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, introverted, and highly sensitive individuals.  In all of her work, Andy endeavors to build a trusting and caring relationship 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 canine family.

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 to Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker #9092-123
Email:  katie.huskey@lawrence.edu

Katie is an experienced Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about working with survivors of trauma. Katie has dedicated much of her professional career towards learning best practices in the treatment of trauma. Katie works hard to help individuals gain a better connection to the skills and strengths they inherently have. She works with her clients towards bringing those amazing qualities and skills out, so that they may thrive. Her clinical approach is warm, eclectic, and person centered. Katie takes a whole person, holistic approach to healing using a range of techniques and practices to ensure the most effective path to healing for her clients.  She believes no two journeys are the same, therefore, she combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and relaxation techniques, Reprocessing strategies, Solution-focused, and strengths-based approaches. Other clinical areas of interest include, working with people of color, working with the LGBTQ+ community, anxiety work and overall mental wellness, as well as de-stigmatizing mental health. In Katie’s time away you will likely find her with her dog, ‘Nala’ (or ‘Beans’, as she’s often called), and with her family. She enjoys the outdoors, photography and cooking.

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 empowers students to grow, adjust learn, identify their unique values and continue to work toward their full emotional and relational health and wellness. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience Rachel has expertise in coping with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. She supports students in understanding their social, cultural and familial supports and the systems that impact and influence them. An integrated approach of evidence based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation and mindfulness based practices, interpersonal and humanistic therapy are utilized to help each, unique student to reach their goals. A client centered approach is at the core of Rachel’s counseling and helps students feel heard and understood leading to growth and self-awareness. Rachel is also credentialed to treat Substance Use Disorders and helps students evaluate and address their perceptions and use of alcohol and other substances.

Rachel has also committed much of her practice to treating those coping with grief, loss and life transitions. She has tools to help address and manage stress in order to develop healthier routines. She has also focused on support to individuals coping with trauma, support to LGBTQA+ individuals as well as the practice of Mindfulness and its impact on overall wellbeing.

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. 

Cassie Wessing

Wellness Programs Assistant
Cassie joined Lawrence University in the summer of 2019 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Public Relations from Marquette University. Her role includes overseeing the marketing and promotion of wellness programming, the evaluation of campus wellness needs, and educating others on the importance of holistic wellness. When not serving in her Wellness Programs Assistant role, Cassie is the Residence Hall Director of Kohler and Sage, where she directs the Wellness focus area CAs and helps to build a healthy residential living environment on campus. Cassie welcomes any program ideas that you may have to help make wellness a priority at LU.

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.