Meet the Staff

 

 

Aesha L. Uqdah, PsyD, HSP
Director, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Aesha L. Uqdah completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a B.A in Psychology, and received an M.A. in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She obtained a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and her clinical interests in include multicultural/diversity issues, LGBTQ concerns, anxiety & depression, health psychology, and stress management. Dr. Uqdah uses Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Multicultural theories and interventions in her clinical work. She is a native Chicagoan and comes to the University of Louisville from the University of Kentucky, where she was a Senior Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator.

Dr. Uqdah is excited about advocating for the Center and forming lasting relationships throughout campus to help U of L continue to provide the very best services and care to all students.


 

 

Gabrielle Billings, LCSW
Counselor Intermediate

In addition to her work at U of L, Gabrielle has worked as a therapist at both LifeSpring in Indiana and Seven Counties Services in Louisville. Throughout her career, she has helped guide people of all ages and backgrounds through the process of dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse and issues surrounding grief and trauma. Gabrielle has worked with individuals, families and couples. Prior to becoming a therapist, Gabrielle worked in a variety of fields, including an internet start-up in Lexington, Kentucky, and as an English teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program in Fukushima, Japan. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.

Gabrielle's goal is to help every student who walks through her door feel safe and secure discussing and working to resolve whatever issues have brought them to counseling.


 


 

 

Gabrielle Ebeling-Rodriguez, LPCC, ATR, 200YTT

Case Manager

Gabrielle graduated in 2014 from the University of Louisville with a M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services. Before attending U of L she completed her undergraduate degree at Kennesaw State University and earned a B.Sc. in Psychology with minor in Dance.  Gabrielle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, as well as an Art Therapist. Before joining the U of L counseling center, Gabrielle started a private practice. She also worked with local agencies in Louisville providing inpatient, outpatient, and community-based counseling. While working with these agencies, she assisted clients with finding resources along with meeting their mental health needs. Her therapeutic approach is centered around trauma-informed CBT and mindfulness-based practices. Gabrielle strongly believes in the significance of the mind-body connection and its impact on mental health. She pursued her 200 Hours in Yoga Teacher Training, 500 hours in Pilates Teacher Training and is certified as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). This interest has provided her the opportunity to strengthen and deepen her education in nutrition and exercise as an alternative support for those interested in an integrative approach.

Gabrielle is excited to work with the students, campus, and community to build relationships that will foster growth and wellness. In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys being in nature, creating art, fitness and spending time with her family.

Geetanjali Gulati, PsyD, HSP

Clinical Psychologist

Geeta received a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi, while living in her native country of India. Geeta then came to the United States to complete her doctoral work in Clinical Psychology. She received her doctoral degree from Spalding University in 2000 and has since been working at Seven Counties Services in various capacities including crisis intervention counselor, therapist and supervisor for doctoral psychology students. Geeta specializes in working with substance abuse, brain injury, personality disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She uses a combination of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work. She speaks Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu in addition to English.


 

 

 

Michelle P. Johnson, LPCC, LMFT

Counselor Intermediate

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.

 

 

Rachel Evans, ATR, LPCC

Counselor

Rachel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio University in Athens, OH prior to coming to the University of Louisville, where she earned her Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Art Therapy. Prior to joining the UofL Counseling Center staff, she most recently worked as a counselor at Appalachian State University, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Rachel was previously employed as an art therapist in a community mental health setting where she gained great experience working with a diverse, underserved population with a wide range of needs. Her clinical areas of interest include anxiety, depression, identity development, LGBTQ concerns, self-esteem, family of origin, and substance abuse issues. Rachel takes a warm, person-centered approach to her work in order to understand and best serve the needs of the individual.

When she is not at work, Rachel enjoys making time for her own various creative pursuits including painting, drawing, ceramics, knitting and sewing.

Sarah Kolb, PhD, HSP

Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Kolb completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Louisville, and obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She has a wealth of experience providing therapy to children and adults in a variety of outpatient settings, and has also worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital with individuals experiencing severe mental illness and acute stressors. Her clinical interests include trauma, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, LGBTQ concerns, and mood and anxiety disorders. She is trained in EMDR, a specialized treatment approach to trauma. She places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and strives to take a collaborative approach with her clients. She is committed to helping individuals through the struggles which bring them to counseling, as well as towards emotional growth and overall wellness. Sarah is excited to be a part of the U of L community again!


 

Moriah LeCorgan, LPCC, NCC, TCADC

Counselor

“Moriah is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and has worked as a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, and M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Moriah was a 2016 National Board for Certified Counselors Addictions Fellow, where she was able to gain extensive training in addictions counseling. Prior to joining the Uof L Counseling Center staff, she most recently worked as an addictions counselor at Centerstone. Moriah has also obtained clinical experience working specifically with dual-diagnosis, behavioral concerns, disability issues, family in-home counseling, and college student multicultural/diversity concerns. Her clinical areas of interest include addictive behaviors (including substance use concerns), LGBTQI concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, diversity issues, and trauma. She is excited to be with the UofL community, and for the opportunity to assist students with their overall wellness.”


Susan Schroeder, LPA

Counselor

Susan received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and earned an undergraduate degree in Business, Marketing from the University of Kentucky with a Minor in Psychology. She has worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings serving individuals, couples and families for the past 25 years.  Susan is dedicated to helping each student realize their treatment objectives utilizing an eclectic therapeutic approach with emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She works collaboratively with the student to identify obstacles that interfere with the achievement of academic and other life goals.  She believes that it is important for the student to feel in control of the therapeutic pace and process.  Her areas of specialization include the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood instability, grief & loss, trauma and relationship conflicts.  Susan welcomes the opportunity to help students develop effective ways to manage their concerns in a confidential and caring environment.


 

Arlene West

Clerk, Sr.


 

Erika DeSha

Program Assistant, Sr.

Erika began her career at the University of Louisville, as a student worker in Community Relations.  During that time, she continued to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Pan-African Studies (2004). She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree at the Kent School of Social Work in 2009.

In the two years before joining the Counseling Center, she worked for the Center for Accessible Living, a nonprofit organization that focuses on individuals with disabilities.  At the center, she held the position of fiscal and administrative assistant.  This center provided her with a new meaning of assisting individuals with disabilities.  With this experience, she was able to incorporate some of her training and skills to provide resources to assist individuals with home health care, financial support, and insurance guidance, along with in-home care for seniors that wanted to stay in their homes versus going to a nursing home. 

Erika enjoys working with people of all ages and getting to know them.  She hopes that her knowledge and skills will make the jobs of the clinicians just a little bit easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Department of STUDENT AFFAIRS

Counseling Center
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave., Suite 201
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours

Spring 2020

Mon & Tue: 8am - 5pm

Wed & Thurs: 8am - 6pm

Fri: 8am - 5pm

Sat & Sun: closed

URGENT WALK-IN CONSULTATIONS

Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
(first come, first served). If you arrive after 3pm and there are students head of you, we may ask you to return on the following day.

Closed on University holidays and closings.

We observe all delayed starts and early closings set by the University.

Phone

(502) 852-6585

FAX

(502) 852-0291

Email

coping@louisville.edu
Note that email cannot be used to make appointments.

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