Counseling Staff

Dr. Yvonne L. Terrell-Powell, Ph.D., LMHC
Associate Dean, Center for Equity & Engagement and Counseling Services 

Dr. Terrell-Powell serves as the Director of Counseling Services, responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for all clinical, administrative, and outreach services, including the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of counseling services for students to ensure consistent high quality care and support for students’ personal and academic success.  

Dr. Terrell-Powell’s theoretical approach includes a multicultural framework and is client-centered, interactive and solution-focused. Specialties include racial identity development, student success, self-esteem/acceptance, stress and anxiety, and transition/adjustment concerns.

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology | Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) | Washington State Department of Health

Dr. Gwynith Hoffman-Robinson, PhD.
Licensed Psychologist

Gwynith’s theoretical approach is integrative, with a focus on interpersonal, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral modalities.  Gwynith’s style reflects her belief that increased knowledge of self leads to personal growth and meaningful change.  Gwynith believes that counseling should reflect the individual needs of each student, and should be respectful and inclusive of diverse backgrounds and experiences.  

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology | Seattle Pacific University, 2011
Licensed Psychologist | Washington State Department of Health

Diana Chernisky M.A. Ed., LMHC-A
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Diana obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice and her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Seattle University. Her counseling experience includes individual and group counseling within a social justice and advocacy framework that includes personal, career and academic success counseling. Diana's experience draws from working with underserved, first-generation, and undocumented students. She believes the counseling process is a journey filled with discovery, challenge and growth and she is available to provide a safe and supportive environment to gain awareness and insight.

M.A. Ed. Counseling | Seattle University, 2012
Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Associate (LMHC-A) | Washington State Department of Health

Sheryl Copeland, M.A. Ed., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Sheryl’s theoretical approach is client-centered, existential, and cognitive behavioral. That being said, each client has his or her own strengths and areas for development and Sheryl believes her role as a counselor is to facilitate exploration and understanding of self, which will aid in personal growth toward specific goals and objectives. Therefore, she uses techniques from many additional theoretical orientations to treat each individual holistically as well as uniquely.

M.A. Ed. Counseling | Seattle University, 2003
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) | Washington State Department of Health