Shannon Ufkes, MA, LLP, CAADC

Psychologist/Substance Abuse Specialist

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Shannon earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1996 and her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from WMU in 1993. She is certified in the state of Michigan as an Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She has been trained by The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia. She has also been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and in many applications of DBT by Behavioral Tech. Shannon has enjoyed working as a therapist for 21 years and has a broad range of experience. She does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and utilizes a multitude of theories and experiences to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual. She is committed to the people she serves and sees therapy as an important relationship where growth can occur. In her free time she enjoys time with family and close friends, cooking, and learning new things.

Patrick Marcoux, MS, LLPC

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Patrick is a third year doctoral student at Western Michigan University Patrick is focusing on research related to aging and relationships in the transgender community. He received his Master’s of Science in Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Temple University. He believes in providing holistic care and taking into account the journey of the client, their relationships and identity. He is a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive provider with a warm and interpersonal approach. He has a long-term partner and they enjoy taking their two Scottish terriers and a Norwich terrier (Oliver, Dixie and Angus) to parks and on drives in their spare time.

Taylor Nezich, B.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Taylor is a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University. She is working on completing her Master's practicum here at Albion's Counseling Center. She completed her Bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She has lived in Michigan her whole life, and loves the Great Lake State. She has cultivated a love for hiking in Michigan's many trails, and loves being on the water. She also has a love for dogs, which led her to rescue her current pup, Georgia. Taylor is excited to have the opportunity to help make your college experience more manageable, whatever that may look like to you. She has a passion for utilizing mindful and acceptance based work into education and clinical practice. She believes in an individualized approach to therapy, which means it matters to her, greatly, who you are and how you see the world.

Kate Hibbard-Gibbons, M.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Kate Hibbard-Gibbons identifies as a bi-racial female and her pronouns are she, her, and hers. She is currently working on her second year as a graduate trainee at Albion and is currently in her 4th year of her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Western Michigan University. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington State University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from University of Dayton. She has three years of experience working in a college counseling setting. She views counseling as a place where a person can come to be their true and authentic self and share their story. Counseling is most effective when the client and therapist work collaboratively to meet the client’s personal goals. Additionally, she believes that cultural context (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, location of upbringing) is a significant part of who a person is and influences how the person interact with others. Her clinical interests include identity related concerns (e.g., sexual, racial, gender), depression, anxiety, issues around eating and body image, family and other relationship concerns, transition and adjustment, and applied sports psychology, specifically focusing on collegiate student athletes. Her other interests include competitive running, reading, nutrition, fitness, and cooking.

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