Our staff consists of three licensed Masters degree counselors. In addition, we have one licensed clinical psychologist, and one licensed Masters degree counselor who functions as interim clinical supervisors for the practicum students. Wheaton College Graduate School doctoral students also provide services as therapists-in-training.
Valencia Wiggins, M. A., L.P.C., is Interim Director of the Counseling Center and a licensed professional counselor. Valencia earned her B. A. in Psychology from Wheaton College in 1986, and her M. A. in Clinical Psychology in 1991 from Wheaton College Graduate School. Valencia is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. Prior to coming to WCCC, Valencia worked as a counselor for Moody Bible Institute Counseling Services and taught undergraduate psychology and grief counseling courses. At the Counseling Center, Valencia specializes in working with eating disorders, depression, family, and women's issues in addition to working with individuals, couples and groups.
Matthew Hyder, M.A., L.C.P.C., C.A.D.C., is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Matthew changed careers after graduating from Michigan State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and attended the Master's program in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School. Prior to coming to WCCC, Matthew worked for four years in the city of Chicago as a Child Welfare Therapist counseling foster children, and as a Treatment Counselor for substance abuse clients. Matthew has also worked in different inpatient psychiatric hospitals and at a group private practice in Wheaton. At WCCC, Matthew focuses on anxiety and mood disorders, addictions, couples, OCD, and family of origin issues.
Donna Aldridge, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed professional counselor. Donna earned her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1986, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School in 1990. Prior to coming to WCCC, Donna has worked in a variety of clinical situations including private practice and hospital settings. Currently, Donna works part-time for Central DuPage Hospital as a crisis counselor in their ER. At the Counseling Center, Donna's specialty areas include eating disorders, sexual abuse, and depression, in addition to working with individuals, couples, and groups.