Meet Our Staff

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

Theoretical Orientation: Integrated and Client Directed: Informed approach that incorporates conceptualization from humanistic and developmental perspectives and also includes the use of techniques from cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing perspectives.

Professional Interests: Generalist clinician with special interest in complex psychological trauma (includes childhood abuse, traumatic loss, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and PTSD), substance abuse, LGBTQ wellness and advocacy, and relationship issues.

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association  

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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