• Counseling & Health Services Staff

    Summer Seeger, CMA, Medical Administrative Assistant

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    SS

    Education: 

    Minnesota School of Business 

    Professional Experience: I am the first person you will meet upon your visit to Counseling & Health Services.  I am a Certified Medical Assistant and can assist you in scheduling an appointment and answering any of your counseling- or health-related questions.  I came to Hamline after a long career within the University of Minnesota Health system.

    Personal Interests: Outside of work, I continue my commitment to well-being as an avid runner.  I also like to bake, cheer for the Vikings, and spend time with my husband and two children.     

     

    HEALTH SERVICES STAFF

    Jodi Metz, MS, PA-C, Director of Health Services

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

     JM

    Education:

    M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN

    B.A. in Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN  

    Professional Experience: Prior to coming to Hamline, I practiced in a primary care/family medicine clinic in Minneapolis.  Before becoming a physician assistant, I worked as a youth counselor in a residential treatment facility, a phlebotomist with the blood drive, and in various roles for local non-profits including as an advocate for at-risk youth in St. Paul and a caregiver for those living with HIV/AIDS.  I have also volunteered as a sexual assault advocate and as a disaster response volunteer.  

    Professional Interests: I love working in a college health setting where there are opportunities to interact with the public health and prevention arms of healthcare. College students are inherently open to learning and are eager to be collaborators in their own wellbeing. I like to think of Counseling & Health Services at Hamline as the last sliver of the “old country doc” system because of the accessibility, time, and care we can offer patients. Not having to worry about the tangled web of health insurance, co-pays, deductibles, and everything confusing about our healthcare system allows our team to focus on the needs of the student and not how to pay for it during appointments. That doesn’t mean we can’t help you navigate that web outside of Hamline, however. At Hamline, I enjoy working with students on their physical, emotional, and sexual health. In addition to providing primary care to Hamline students, I enjoy learning about all things infectious and am passionate about infectious disease, travel medicine, antimicrobial stewardship and how it affects our planet, our people, and our communities.   

    Personal Interests: Outside of work, I enjoy travelling with my partner and learning about other cultures, identities, and histories. I’m interested in local food cultures and I like to cook.  I love to read (Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite author), I enjoy drawing and painting, though I’m doing less of it these days. During the summer months, I enjoy biking, kayaking, birding and gardening, especially around northern Minnesota’s lakes and rivers.  I’m learning how to do crossword puzzles (it’s an art!) and I rarely miss an episode of Jeopardy.   


     

    Laura Willson, PA-C, Family Medicine Physician Assistant

    Pronouns: she/her/hers  

    LW

    Education:

    MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    BA in Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota 

    Professional Experience: I have been working in college health here at Hamline since the fall of 2019. I had worked in general family medicine for 8 years in a suburb of the Twin Cities before coming to Hamline. I also worked at a federally qualified health center with locations in north and northeast Minneapolis. I served as an outreach coordinator for a government funded health care plan and a Spanish interpreter and clinic coordinator at a free clinic in Madison, WI before attending PA school and consider those roles vital to the development of how I practice as a physician assistant. I am also a guest lecturer at Augsburg University’s Physician Assistant program. 

    Professional Interests: My passion in healthcare is education. I love teaching my patients about how their bodies work, why they work the way they do, and how they can take care of them to the best of their abilities. I have a background in family medicine with interests in women’s health, LGBTQIA+ specific health, and wellness education. I grew up in rural Wisconsin and graduated with a class of 42 students. I know what it is like to adjust to “the big city” and what challenges can come with that adjustment. I also transferred from UW-Madison to the U of M my senior year of college and enjoy working with transfer students going through this transition as well. 

    Personal Interests: When I am not in clinic, I am busy raising my young children with my partner. I enjoy weight lifting and dancing, I love a good murder mystery, and I overuse social media. I deliver Meals on Wheels and am active in social justice issues, specifically surrounding ending gun violence, LGBTQIA+ rights, and women’s reproductive freedom.  

     

    Holly Levine, MD, Medical Director    

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    HL  

    Education: 

    MD, Loyola University, Chicago 

    BA, Northwestern University, Chicago  

    Professional Experience: I completed my medical residency in family practice at Smiley's Clinic in Minneapolis, and have worked in college health since that time.  I also serve as Medical Director and Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program at Augsburg University. 

    Professional Interests: My professional interests include women's health, international medicine, and mental health.   

    Personal Interests: Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and our big dog, gardening, various water sports, and competing in triathlons.   

     

    Rich Levine, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    RL

    Education:   

    MD, Tulane University School of Medicine

    BA, Washington University, St. Louis

    Professional Interests: My 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.

    Professional Experience: I am a board-certified physician in both Family Practice and Psychiatry.  My work experience has included the Behavioral Emergency Center at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and eating disorder treatment programs including the Anna Westin House and the Emily Program.

    Personal Interests: When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family doing outdoor activities, such as hiking, water skiing, and cross-country skiing.

     

    COUNSELING SERVICES STAFF

    Hussein Rajput, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Director of Counseling Services

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    HR

    Education: 

    PhD in Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota 

    MA in Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota

    BSc in Psychology, University of Toronto 

    Professional Experience: Prior to coming to Hamline, I trained in counseling centers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon, and the University of St. Thomas, and worked as a staff psychologist at Carleton College for over six years.  I have also served as an adjunct psychology faculty member teaching courses at St. Olaf College, St. Mary's University, and the University of St. Thomas.  

    Professional Interests: Growing up in a bi-cultural household, with one parent from Pakistan and another of German-American ancestry, I have always been interested in identity development and cross-cultural communication.  My additional areas of professional interest include: treatment of social anxiety, enhancement of dating and romantic relationships, social justice, and racial equity.   

    Personal Interests: Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, learning riffs on my electric guitar, and maintaining my connection to my Canadian roots by playing hockey nearly every week.

     

    Shih-Hsun Lin, PhD, Licensed Psychologist 

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    shl

    Education: 

    PhD, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota

    MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    MS, Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)

    BS, Atmospheric Physics. National Central University (Chung-Li, Taiwan)

    Professional Experience: Before I came to Hamline, I worked at counseling centers at Eastern Illinois University, University of Minnesota and Michigan State University. I also have experience working and volunteering at community mental health settings, such as the Walk-In Counseling Center; Community University Health Care Center and Taipei Municipal Yang-Ming Hospital. I am proud to say that I facilitated and organized the very first gay support group in northern Taiwan before I came to Minnesota to pursue my doctoral degree.

    Professional Interests: Being a Chinese immigrant and an international student for many years, I enjoy working with non-traditional college students, international students and students who don’t feel that they are fitting in anywhere. I also like to work with students who struggle with depression, anxiety and making career decisions. My therapy approaches include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, etc.

    Personal Interests: In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching the Food Network channel, trying new food, playing tennis, practicing yoga and bonding with my two mischievous cats. 


    Katy Rimstad, PhD, Licensed Psychologist    

    Pronouns: she/her/hers 

    KR

    Education: 

    PhD, Counseling Psychology; Southern Illinois University- Carbondale 

    MA, Counseling Psychology; Southern Illinois University- Carbondale

    BA, Psychology and French; University of St. Thomas 

    Professional Experience: I have worked in wellness centers and counseling centers at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale and at the University of St. Thomas. In addition, I have worked with survivors of traumatic brain injuries and caregivers of elderly adults. I have also taught many psychology courses. Currently, I am the advisor for the Peer Wellness Education program at Hamline.

    Professional Interests: I enjoy working with college students because it is often a time of great growth for many students. I am interested in working with issues related to anxiety, identity development, trauma, stress management, and relationships. I particularly enjoy working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, members of the military, and non-traditional aged students. I often work from a strengths-based approach, in addition to using mindfulness, cognitive, and person-centered strategies.

    Personal Interests: I love to spend time in the woods or on a lake, read (I’m a Hufflepuff!), go to plays, and take spontaneous Sunday afternoon naps.   

     

    Jenny Roper, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

    Pronouns: she/her/hers


    Jr3 

    Education:  

    Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

    Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies, Hamline University

    Professional Experience: Prior to joining Hamline’s Counseling and Health Services, I have worked at university counseling centers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Minnesota State University, Mankato.  I also have experience working in community mental health doing therapy and psychological testing at the Interprofessional Center in Downtown Minneapolis. A pivotal professional experience also came from the years that I worked as a Youth and Family Counselor at the Bridge for Runaway Youth, a shelter in Minneapolis with a mission of ending homelessness and reuniting families.  Also at the Bridge for Runaway Youth, I worked as a Youth Counselor in their Transitional Living Program.   


    Professional Interests: I am so happy to be working at Hamline University (my alma mater) because I enjoy working with college students and I particularly find many Hamline students to be thoughtful and passionate.  I have a professional interest in identity development, group psychotherapy, first-generation college students, relationships, LGBTQIA+ concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and resiliency. I enjoy working with our multidisiplinary team at Hamline’s Counseling and Health Services and I use feminist, multi-cultural, and strength-based approaches in my work.  

    Personal Interests: In my free time, I love listening to music, going to concerts, and trying new foods.  I practice yoga and enjoy travelling with my family. My dog, Sally, loves taking me on long walks.   

       

    Jenna Brownfield, PhD, Post-Doctoral Counselor

    Pronouns: she/her/hers   

    JB

    Education:  

    PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

    MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Denver

    BA, Psychology, Rhodes College

    Professional Experience: Prior to being at Hamline, I worked in counseling centers at Rockhurst University, UMKC, and University of Minnesota. I also have past experience working at a transgender community center and in community organizing for racial justice. 

    Professional Interests: I love working with college students. More specifically I am fulfilled most when doing identity-based work, supporting queer and trans students, and assisting clients with feeling more in control of their emotions. In my work with clients I use an existential-humanistic therapy style, while also considering societal influences on our well-being. In session with me I’m likely to acknowledge nonverbal behaviors (e.g. times when you smile, become tearful, etc.) and may even share some of my own experiences of our work together. I find that this approach helps us build a stronger working relationship where we can be authentic with each other and collaborative.

    Personal Interests: Growing up I found music and movement to be one of the primary ways I was able to express myself. I currently enjoy a variety of music and movement-related activities such as going to concerts, dancing, and aerial arts. I also love reaping the benefits of my partner’s cooking and connecting with queer community. Lastly, some of my long-term loves include peanut butter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.