Meet Our Staff

Darleen P. Dempster

Darleen P. Dempster, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC
Interim Director

Theoretical Orientation and Professional Interests: Integrated and client directed approach that incorporates evidence-based treatment (e.g., Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for a wide variety of conditions with particular emphasis on posttraumatic stress, such as that resulting from sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood abuse, etc. Other areas of interest include LGBTQ wellness and advocacy, eating disorders, grief, couple’s counseling, and relationship issues.

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association

image placeholder Leslie N. Weaver, M.S., LPC, NCC

Theoretical Orientation: Integrated approach adapted to meet individual client needs

Professional Interests: Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, relationship issues, boundaries, and self-esteem

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, Alabama College Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association Chpt. VIII


M. Shanta Jenkins, M.S., ALC, MAC

Theoretical Orientation: Integrated Cognitive/Behavioral approach working towards developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit

Professional Interests: Substance abuse/dependence, group counseling, co-occurring disorders; life transitions and coping skills; emotional, mental and physical health; self-esteem issues; anger, stress, and time management; anxiety; depression

Professional Membership: American College Counseling Association


Terri C. Kadel, MS, LPC 
Testing Coordinator

Professional Membership: National College Testing Association

Danielle Swindle  Danielle Swindle
Secretary IV
Linda Stockstill

Linda Stockstill
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern