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

Kerrin Sendrowitz O'Connor

Psychologist at Wellness Services
B.A. and M.A in Psychology from Marist College
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University at Albany
NYS Licensed Psychologist
Wisconsin Psychology License Pending
Due to COVID-19, current limited permit to practice psychology in New Jersey and Oregon
Email: sendrowk@lawrence.edu

Kerrin joined Lawrence University in the winter of 2020 as a Psychologist at Wellness Services. Prior to joining the team at Wellness Services, she worked for 8 years at Union College as the Associate Director and Training Director of the Counseling Center. Kerrin has also been supervising future mental health practitioners and teaching graduate classes in mental health fields for over 10 years. Her most recent supervision and teaching experiences have been at University at Albany and New York University. Over the past year, Kerrin has also started a small private practice using telehealth services to provide psychological treatment to recent college graduates in New York State. The overall focus of her work has always been on both providing training and education to future mental health professionals as well as providing direct mental health services to college student populations.

Kerrin earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University at Albany and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Delaware.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from the Marist College. She also earned her master’s degree in counseling and community psychology from Marist College.

When working with students, Kerrin uses an integrative approach with emphasis on feminist and interpersonal theories.  She also uses cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. Although she is a generalist, she finds great meaning in working with students who struggle with anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, identity exploration and multicultural concerns, sleep difficulties, grief and loss, and trauma.

She enjoys spending time with her family, taking adventures with her dogs, being outdoors, and getting creative about living and loving life despite the current restrictions due to COVID-19. She wants you all to be safe, to know we are here for you, and she wants to see your masks!

Rachel Hart

Corynn Stoltenberg

Counselor – In residence
MSW, APSW, UW-Madison
BA in Psychology, Smith College
Email: corynn.stoltenberg@lawrence.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Corynn is thrilled to be making the transition from the LU 2019-2020 Counseling Intern, to a Counselor – In residence. She will graduate (virtually, of course) from the UW-Madison Graduate School of Social Work this May (of 2020). After returning to school in her 30’s, she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. There she was part of a trauma research lab that studied PTSD and minority populations on college campuses. Since moving to Appleton four years ago, she has worked with survivors of sexual violence at Reach Counseling in Neenah, and ran support groups for women, and LGBTQ+ survivors of violence. She also completed a year-long internship with Outagamie County’s outpatient mental health services, and co-facilitated mindfulness groups at local correctional facilities as a volunteer with the Wisconsin Prison Mindfulness Initiative. Corynn spent her earlier years studying and performing in the creative arts of theater, music and dance.

Guided by social work and social justice values, Corynn honors the inherent dignity and worth of every person and the intersectional nature of one’s experience. Her approach is holistic, integrative, strengths-based, relational, destigmatizing, and trauma-informed. She works with her clients to earn and grow a trusting therapeutic relationship, and provide a nonjudgmental, supportive, brave space for students to come into their own and thrive.

Laura Abendschein

Administrative Coordinator
Email: laura.e.abendschein@lawrence.edu

Laura joined Lawrence University in 2019. She graduated with a degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.  Laura is passionate about working with students and enjoys getting to know each one.  She is dedicated in assisting Lawrence students develop healthy wellness habits so that they may succeed on and off campus. 

In her spare time Laura enjoys hiking, going to TRX here on campus, and spending time with her family, friends, and two cats! 

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.

Krystal Light

Krystal Light

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

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.