427 S. Gladstone Ave. (house)
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening available by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please feel free to email a staff member directly.
David R. Reetz, PhD, Director
Dr. Reetz graduated with a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. He is a licensed psychologist in both Illinois and Indiana. Throughout his graduate training and professional experience, he has worked at four different college and university counseling centers. Trained as a generalist with specialization in collegiate mental health, Dr. Reetz is prepared to assist with most student concerns on a short-term basis. As Director, Dr. Reetz oversees the policies and procedures of the Counseling Center and works to forge a strong collaborative relationship with the larger campus and surrounding community. In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, Dr. Reetz enjoys research and is a member of several professional organizations and an active member of the Survey Research Team for the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). The Survey Team collects and analyzes benchmarking data and best practice trends from hundreds of college and university counseling centers engaged in collegiate mental health service delivery.
Cathi Hendricks, LCSW, Counselor
Cathi graduated with her Master's in Social Work from Aurora University. She provides direct clinical service to students with a variety of concerns, some of which include stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, school issues, family and relationships issues, personal growth and adjustment issues, as well as current and past abuse. Cathi has just under 10 years of experience working with college age students.
Sarah Mebane, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist
Dr. Mebane graduated from the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout her graduate training and professional career, Sarah has consistently engaged in collegiate mental health, having worked at the counseling centers at the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois State University. Sarah identifies as a generalist, but she has particular clinical interest in depression, anxiety, trauma and recovery, multicultural counseling, relationship issues, career development, eating and body concerns, identity development and personal growth. She takes a collaborative, strengths-based approach to her work, and she is committed to diversity and multiculturalism. She also loves outreach and consultation, and she enjoys working within a larger campus community.
Our individual services are designed to be short-term. Often a few individual meetings can help you better identify, understand, and resolve the barriers that may be interfering with your sense of personal well being and/or academic success. These confidential services are for AU students in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
All services are free and confidential.