• Counseling and Health Services

  • Counseling & Health Services Staff

    Jaimie Bennett, R.N., B.S.N., STAFF NURSE

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    Jaimie has a work history that includes working in hospitals, clinics and with public health. Work settings of particular interest have included migrant health clinics in southern Minnesota, community clinics in Minneapolis, and working with pregnant and birthing women in public health, home birth and hospital labor and delivery. Jaimie enjoys gardening, canoeing, and bike riding. Some day, she hopes to help build an eco-friendly co-housing community in Minneapolis. (Feel free to ask her what that means, or to offer ideas!)

    Meg Gerlach, B.A., MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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    Meg grew up in St. Paul on historic Grand Avenue. She lived in Montana for awhile to attend massage school, and is a Certified Massage Therapist. She has been a volunteer in the community for 44 years. Meg holds degrees in Family Counseling and Christian Ministries. Meg has worked in the medical community since 1988. Outside of work, she enjoys caring for her husband, reading, traveling, and any water sport.

    Rich Levine, M.D., CONSULTING PSYCHIATRIST

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    Rich received his medical degree from Tulane University, and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. He is board-certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatry. Rich's approach is to treat each person as an individual, and to work with them to make a treatment plan that fits their own personal goals. When not working, Rich enjoys spending time with his family doing outdoor activities, such as hiking, water skiing, and cross-country skiing. 

    Shih-Hsun Lin, Ph.D., L.P., COUNSELOR

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    Shih-Hsun completed his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation research explored the effectiveness of online versus face-to-face counseling. Before coming to Hamline, his experience as a practitioner included work at Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis, and Eastern Illinois University. In his free time, Shih-Hsun likes to play tennis, watch the Food Network, try out new recipes, and play with his two mischievous cats.

    Hussein Rajput, Ph.D., L.P., C&HS DIRECTOR, COUNSELOR

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    Hussein obtained his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to Hamline, Hussein worked in counseling centers at Carleton College, the University of St. Thomas, the University of Oregon, and the University of Minnesota. He also served as an adjunct psychology faculty member at St. Olaf College and St. Mary's University. His professional areas of interest include: identity development, relationship issues, and treatment of social anxiety. Outside of work, Hussein enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his kids’ soccer teams, and playing hockey.

    Kathryn Rimstad, Ph.D., L.P., COUNSELOR

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     Katy received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  Prior to coming to Hamline, she worked at counseling centers at SIU-C and the University of St. Thomas.  Katy has also worked with survivors of traumatic brain injury, caregivers of elderly adults, and college students with issues related to wellness and career development.  Her areas of interest include: anxiety, stress management, mindfulness, and health psychology.  Katy is the Outreach Coordinator for Counseling & Health Services and an adviser for Hamline's Peer Educators.  In her free time, Katy likes to travel, play cards, go to the Guthrie Theater, and be outdoors (especially out on a lake in the summer!)

    Jennifer Roper, Psy.D., COUNSELOR

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    Jenny completed her Psy.D. and M.A. at the University of St. Thomas. Before coming to Hamline, she worked at counseling centers at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She also worked as a youth and family counselor at a shelter for homeless and runaway youth for several years as she pursued her degrees.  As a therapist, Jenny’s interest areas include: identity development, group counseling, feminist and multi-cultural psychotherapy, strength-based approaches, and resiliency. In her free time, Jenny enjoys listening to many genres of music from hip-hop to country (yes, seriously).  She loves going to concerts, taking road trips, and trying new foods.  She is a self-proclaimed pop culture expert and loves checking out new viral videos and wowing her co-workers with her knowledge.

    Sara Creurer, M.A., COUNSELOR

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    Sara is currently a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.  Along with her work at Hamline, Sara is employed as a crisis stabilization worker for Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Urgent Care.  She was previously a therapist at the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services at the University of St. Thomas, as well as a psychometrist at the Hennepin County Medical Center for several years.  Sara's professional interests include human development, attachment and interpersonal relationships, family of origin conflicts, anxiety, and empowerment.  Sara spends her free time with her husband and two dogs, and enjoys cooking, traveling, and running along the Mississippi River.   

    Krista Redlinger-Grosse, Sc.M., COUNSELOR

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    Krista is currently a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology program at the University of Minnesota.  Prior to being at Hamline, she worked at the Counseling Services office of Concordia University (St. Paul), Chrysalis Counseling, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (as a genetic counselor).  Krista also volunteers at the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis.  Her professional interests include identity and life transitions, grief and loss issues, and development of coping/adaptation skills.  In her spare time, Krista enjoys spending time with her family, running, playing piano, and "attempting" yoga.

                          

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



     

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