Meet Our Staff
Kathy Pendleton, PhD
Kathy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Family Services from Eastern Illinois University, as well as an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational and Counseling Psychology/College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville. Prior to coming to the University of Louisville Counseling Center, Kathy was Assistant Director of the Disability Resource Center for eight years.
Vincent Brown, LCSW
Vince is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work. He has served at the Counseling Center since 2002. Mr. Brown has worked in the mental health field for nearly thirty-seven years, working with teens, adults, couples, and families. Prior to coming to The University of Louisville, he was employed by Norton Hospital.
Juan Pablo Kalawski, PhD
I began my psychology studies in Chile, my native country. I later obtained my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas. My approach to therapy emphasizes taking the time to listen to you and working together to understand your problems. I try to offer comfort when needed and encourage my clients to open up to new experiences. I have a special interest in emotions. In particular, I am trained in Alba Emoting™, a psychophysiological method to help recognize and modulate one’s own emotions. Alba Emoting is based on specific breathing, postural, and facial patterns. I am fluent in Spanish and English.
Joanna Morse, Psy.D
Joanna earned her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and her M.A. and a Psy.D. degrees from Spalding University. She obtained prior student counseling experience at New Mexico State University and Bellarmine University. She has interests in identity development and existential issues, recovery from physical and sexual violence, and multicultural issues.
Terri White, Ph.D.
Terri received her B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Criminology in 1997 and her Ed.S. with a major in Counseling & Psychology in 2000 from Arkansas State University. She then attained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2006 from the University of Memphis. Her areas of interest/specialty include crisis intervention, bereavement recovery, stress & time management, vicarious traumatization and posttraumatic stress disorder. In addition, Dr. White supervises graduate students in training within the counseling center.
Michelle A. Pinckney, LPCC, LMFT
Michelle earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky. She holds a B.A. in Psychology (1998), a M.S. in Counseling Psychology (2002) and a M.S. in Family Studies with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy (2007). Her experience in the mental health field began at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington as a Mental Health Associate working with the acute psychiatric population. Her interest and experience include issues around substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration and parole and other mental health issues that impede normal functioning. She also has experience providing counseling to children, adolescents, families and couples. She very much enjoys working with college students as they continue to develop and transition into a different phase of life and attempt to achieve a healthy life balance.
Gabrielle has previously worked as a therapist at both LifeSpring in Indiana and Seven Counties Services in Louisville. In both positions, she worked with people of all ages and backgrounds who were struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, trauma and grief.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Gabrielle worked as an English teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program in Fukushima, Japan. Gabrielle earned a Master’s of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with distinction. She is excited about working with students at UofL.
Abigail Nordquist LMFT
Abby earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Midwestern State University in 2004, and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University in 2008. Prior to coming to UofL, Abby worked with individuals, couples, and families in a university clinic setting; with children and families in foster care and adoption; and with individuals and couples in private practice. She specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an experiential and person-centered approach that helps people use emotions to explore, make sense of, or transform themselves and their experiences. She strives to make the therapy room a safe space where students feel comfortable exploring and working through any type of issue or concern.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
||Roberta Schaffner, M.D.
Gordon Strauss, M.D.