Counseling Services Staff

 Jennifer Elsesser

Jennifer Elsesser

Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Intake Counselor, M.S., LPC: As Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Jennifer assists in providing, developing, and maintaining administrative oversight of Counseling Services.  As Intake Counselor, Jennifer meets with individuals seeking counseling for their first session. During that time, Jennifer will assess the individual's needs and make recommendations based on his/her goals. She is a licensed counselor who has worked with a variety of issues and concerns such as depression, adjustment to college, relationship difficulties, body image issues, and stress management. Jennifer also has a background in health education and career development.

 Jennifer Herink

Jennifer Herink

Personal Counselor, M.S. LPC, CSAC: Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.  She has experience and training working with trauma issues, chemical dependency, family of origin, depression and anxiety. Jennifer believes in looking at the whole person, mind/body/spirit to help identify each person's true nature. Jennifer is a member of the Veteran Issues Group on campus. Jennifer is credentialed in anger management.

Mark Huttemier 

Mark Huttemier

Personal Counselor/Training Coordinator, MA, LPC, LP (MN): Mark is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. He is experienced in individual and group counseling. He specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Mark incorporates identity development, positive relationship building, balanced living, and skills for healthy thinking, to support students in reaching their personal and academic goals while in college. Mark is also the Training Coordinator for our graduate counselor internship program.

 Kaleah Bautch

Kaleah M. Bautch

Personal Counselor, MS, LPC, BCC, NETA-CPT, CT:  Kaleah is a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to counseling, Kaleah also has experience working as a certified personal trainer, life and wellness coach, chiropractic technician, instructor, and has worked with athletes and equine assisted psychotherapy. Kaleah utilizes a strength-based, whole-person approach with a background in health psychology, positive psychology, and client centered therapies that focus on empowering the student to be their best self both personally and academically.

 Sue Watters

Sue Watters

Office Manager

 Alice Reilly Myklebust

Alice Reilly-Myklebust

Director of Counseling and Student Health Services, RN, Ph.D.: provides general oversight of Counseling and Student Health Services and coordinates the provision of care by various contracted providers. She also serves on campus as a health issues resource and consultant and works with students, staff, faculty, administration, and members of the community to develop and carry out policies and programming for the optimal health of students. Please feel free to call (425-3293) or e-mail ( Alice with questions or for information.

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller is a Graduate level Counseling Intern


Nicole Rucinski 

Nicole Rucinski is a Graduate level Counseling Intern



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Contact Us

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health Services: 715-425-3293
Counseling Services: 715-425-3884
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
211 Hagestad Hall