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.
M.S.W. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
J.D. Hamline University
Wisconsin Certified Clinical Social Worker
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.
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.
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
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.
BA, Carthage College (Social Work)
MA, University of Minnesota (Social Work)
Wisconsin Certified Clinical Social Worker
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.
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!