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Counseling Center Staff Bios

Meet Our Staff

 Karen-Hurula-2021Dr. Karen Hurula, Psy.D.

Director
Dr. Hurula trained in a variety of settings including the Wheaton College Counseling Center. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with training in Anxiety/OCD treatment, and psychology and religion integration. Dr. Hurula believes strongly in the mind/body/soul connection and enjoys helping individuals with spiritual questions, as well as sexual orientation/gender identity concerns. Dr. Hurula is an MK/TCK, who was raised by her missionary parents in Mexico City, Mexico, and speaks Spanish fluently. Her professional memberships include: American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dr. Hurula enjoys reading, a variety of crafts and art-related hobbies as well as working on her golf game.

Duarte-Gomez-2021Nancy Duarte-Gomez, Psy.D.

Interim Clinical Training Coordinator and Staff Therapist
Nancy Duarte-Gómez is the interim Clinical Training Coordinator at the Counseling Center, directing the training program for masters and doctoral level students. She practices from a family systems approach, which is the understanding that individuals function in the relationship systems of which they are a part of throughout life. Dr. Duarte-Gómez strives to promote growth and well-being within each client.  She addresses a wide array of concerns including anxiety, trauma, depression, family conflict, identity, and relational struggles. She brings a cross-cultural perspective, working in university setting and in clinical practice in her native Chile and in the United States. Ella habla Español y Inglés! When not working, she enjoys bike riding, cooking, or reading a good book, and keeping an active social life. 

Donna-Aldridge-2021Donna Aldridge, M.A., L.C.P.C.

Staff Therapist
Donna Aldridge is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College graduate school. She enjoys working with college and graduate students and has been at the Counseling Center since 2008. Prior to this, Donna has worked in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, adoption agency, inpatient hospital unit and in the Central DuPage Hospital ER as a crisis counselor. Donna’s specialty areas include eating disorders, family issues, sexual abuse, and depression. She also has experience with those in the military, athletes, and adoptees. When she is not working, Donna enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson, watching sports and favorite shows, going for walks, drinking coffee, and dreaming about her next trip to Disney World. 

Noelani-Cortina-2021Noelani Cortina, M.A., L.P.C.

Staff Therapist
Noelani has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Christian College. She completed her clinical internship at the Trinity Christian College Counseling Center. This experience confirmed Noelani’s interest in working in a college setting. Noelani also has experience in private practice work where she is developing skills to provide Spanish-speaking services that is much needed in the area. At the Counseling Center, Noelani is interested in providing support to students facing faith deconstruction issues, depression, and anxiety. Outside of work, Noelani enjoys being in ministry as a youth leader at her church, prioritizing family time, and using music as a way to unwind. 

Christian-Jahng-2021Christian Jahng, L.C.P.C.

Staff Therapist
Christian Jahng completed graduate work in Rehabilitation Counseling from Fresno State University in central California. Christian received a B.A. in Social Science/Psychology from University of California at Irvine. Career exploration led him to delightful places in Pennsylvania, Kansas and Montana. After a 4 year stint in the US Army - 82nd Airborne with 17 jumps, Christian gained experience at Fullerton College Disability Support Services, as a Life Coach serving adults with developmental disabilities, inpatient, outpatient, child/youth, and residential counseling treating anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, depression, addictions and boundary issues. With a warm, strengths-based therapeutic style, he brings his love of self-compassion to work with students. Christian enjoys traveling with his wife, participating in a church-family, running/hiking especially in new scenic areas, reading, concerts, following sports/athletes, and playing with Kirby - an affectionate Corgi, and Clementine - an energetic Border Collie.

Christine S. KimChristine S. Kim, M.A., N.C.C., L.C.P.C.

Christine received a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and considers it a humble privilege to serve both Christians and non-Christians on campus and at her private practice. Prior to becoming a therapist, she has worked at college settings for over 15 years as an English as s Second Language faculty, manager, and advisor in Illinois, California, and Arkansas with internationals and immigrants to fulfill their academic goals. Christine is devoted to educating, counseling, and serving students who are experiencing a season of challenge, adjustment, pain, and struggles through exploring together in a safe, empathic, and nonjudgmental space. She believes in the mind-body-soul integration and ascribes to an integrative evidence-based, solution-focused, and strength-based interventions to address a wide range of distress from anxiety, depression, identity, relational conflict, grief, and trauma to life transitions. Christine is a 1.5 generation Korean-American who considers Wheaton “a second home” having received a B.A. and M.A. from Wheaton College. She enjoys learning about people’s stories, singing, watching movies, hosting, traveling, and serving others.

200Marie Morrison, Ph.D.

Staff Therapist
Marie is completing her post-doc as a staff therapist in the Counseling Center. Before coming to Wheaton, she counseled university students in Cambridge, UK, as well as community members through an Anglican church in London. Originally from Nova Scotia, she completed her graduate work at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In addition to Canada and the UK, she has served as a counselor in refugee camps in Greece. Marie’s areas of clinical interest include anxiety and depression, and the intersectionality of race, culture, gender, religion, and emerging adulthood. Marie enjoys hiking, cycling, music, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Courtney-Rankin-2021Courtney Rankin, M.A., L.C.P.C.

Staff Therapist
Courtney Rankin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and holds a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College.  She comes to us with years of experience in leading therapeutic process groups and currently works in private practice doing individual therapy. Prior to that, she worked as a school counselor and an individual and family therapist. Courtney provides an empathetic, encouraging and collaborative space to work with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. In Courtney’s work with adolescents, adults, and groups, she specializes in working with individuals who are navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions, and grief and loss. Her therapeutic approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and client-centered approach. 

tammy schultzDr. Tammy Schultz, Ph.D., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C., N.C.C.

Staff Therapist
Tammy Schultz Ph.D., L.C.P.C. (IL), L.M.H.C. (IN), N.C.C. is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She is professor, Clinical Training Coordinator, and Trauma Certificate Co-coordinator for the Wheaton College Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Tammy believes that the relationship between a therapist and student is integral and, if the relationship is developed, a variety of interventions can be utilized successfully. Tammy appreciates the mind body connection and takes a holistic approach to wellness. She has a particular passion for journeying with students as they contend with trauma, family of origin issues, anxiety and depression, and shame. 

 Madhu-Balasubramaniam-2021Madhu Balasubramaniam

Practicum Counselor
Madhu Balasubramaniam is a graduate student at Wheaton College. She will receive her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in spring 2022. She is under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Duarte-Gomez at the Counseling Center. Madhu is from South Asia and is a dietician by training. She has worked extensively in the field of anti-human trafficking and post-traumatic care, as well as cross-cultural settings. Madhu loves people, and nature, and enjoys hosting, cooking, and painting.

Sabrina-Garzon-2021Sabrina Garzon

Practicum Counselor
Sabrina is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Trauma Certificate programs at Wheaton College. She interns at the Counseling Center under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Duarte-Gomez. Sabrina has lived in five different countries and speaks three languages fluently. She has been involved with street children, youth & family ministries, and medical missions in South America, Europe, and Africa. In these realms, she witnessed the brokenness of the world and was led to pursue her graduate studies. Sabrina’s professional interests include cross-cultural and life transitions, grief and loss, family dysfunction and relationships, depression, and trauma recovery. She believes we all carry wounds that are playing out in the present; however, she thinks it is possible to work together in the counseling process to explore, understand, and address our stories of pain with curiosity and compassion to find healing and restoration. Sabrina enjoys playing tennis, cooking, hosting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Priscilla-Yien-2021Priscilla Yien

Practicum Counselor
Priscilla is a  Practicum Counselor here at the Counseling Center and ISPP graduate student at National Louis University studying Clinical Psychology. Priscilla is a Chicago native who earned her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Chicago State University. She has a passion for mental health in underserved populations and communities. Her mission in this field is to increase mental health awareness and eliminate the stigma that deters individuals from seeking mental health care. Her therapeutic style is empathetic, collaborative, encouraging and sincere. Priscilla is a member of the Association for Psychological Science. She enjoys traveling, playing basketball and spending time with her family.  Priscilla looks forward to serving  Wheaton College and the community at large.  

Advice on Stress Management

Dr. Karen Hurula speaks on stress management.