Staff

Director and Faculty Clinical Supervisors

Our MFT faculty members and clinical supervisors are licensed or license-eligible family therapists holding approved supervisor or supervisor-candidate status with AAMFT.

Jojo Huemmler, M.S. is working towards licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Colorado. She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor Candidate through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Stephanie Seng

Stephanie Seng, MS is a licensed Marriage and family Therapist in the state of Colorado (LMFT). She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She is the Director of the Center for Couple and Family Therapy (CFCT).

Shawn Whitney

Shawn Whitney, MS is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado (LMFT). He is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). He is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. He is the Assistant Director of the Center for Couple and Family Therapy (CFCT).

Shelley Haddock

Shelley Haddock, PhD is a licensed Marriage and family Therapist in the state of Colorado (LMFT). She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Kelley Quirk

Kelley Quirk, PhD is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado (LP). She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor Candidate through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Toni Zimmerman

Toni Zimmerman, PhD is a licensed Marriage and family Therapist in the state of Colorado (LMFT). She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.


Guest Supervisors

Each semester students have the opportunity to receive supervision from guest supervisors involved in therapy in the community in private practice and/or agency work.


Therapists

Therapy services are provided by students in the CSU MFT Master's Program who are selected from a competitive national pool. Clients benefit from the focused attention and combined experiences of their therapist and their therapist's clinical supervisors.


Class of 2018 Therapist Bios

Tim Bautista-Johnston

Tim Bautista-Johnston Tim is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program. Tim is a graduate from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Bachelor of Science in family & individual development. Tim has past experience as a summer kid’s camp coordinator and he loves working with kids and families, while encouraging prosocial behaviors and promoting healthy developmental behaviors. When he is not working or studying he enjoys exercising, cooking, playing with his cats and dog, and especially spending time with his wife.

Brian Clymer

Brian Clymer is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.Born and raised in northern Illinois, Brian has been living in Fort Collins, CO for a total of 5 years. Though a Midwesterner by heart, Colorado has quickly become a gorgeous new home for Brian. He enjoys curling up with a good book and hot cocoa instead of huge parties and enjoys the company of his closest friends. His interests are all-encompassing, considering himself a Renaissance man, Brian enjoys: board/video/card games, sports (soccer, baseball, and bowling), cooking, poetry, biking, making hemp jewelry, and walking in the autumn weather. Some of Brian’s favorites are: food - fish (especially red snapper); TV show - Game of Thrones; movie – Gladiator; book – The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

Brenda Charles

Brenda Charles is a second year MFT student from the island of Antigua, in the Caribbean. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Dickinson State University, in Dickinson North Dakota. She loves fall, long walks, sunsets on the beach, hiking beside streams and rivers, and being out in nature.

Gabi Fihn

Gabi Fihn is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and human development and family studies. Originally from Winona, MN, Gabi has loved exploring the beauty and adventures that Colorado offers. She also enjoys yoga, kickboxing, singing, and more than anything, traveling. Gabi is passionate about helping others build and maintain strong, healthy bonds with those they cherish.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith is a second year graduate student working towards a PhD in Applied Developmental Science and a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. A Colorado native, she graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. In both her clinical work and research, she is passionate about promoting mental and relational health specifically for adolescents, young adults, and families. Following graduation, Amy hopes to obtain an academic position that allows her to combine her interest in research, teaching, and clinical work. In her free time, Amy enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends (including the furry ones).

Mackenzie Howshar

Mackenzie Howshar is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from CSU in 2014. She has great passion for working with individuals of all backgrounds, and her experience has focused on the Native American populations in South Dakota and sexual assault survivors in the Northern Colorado area. Mackenzie also works relationally with individuals with Autism. Mackenzie loves to form new relationships, color, and spend time outdoors with her dog.

Maren McDonnell

Maren McDonnell is a second year Marriage and Family Therapy graduate student and is Gottman Level I certified. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies and a minor in Spanish. Maren is originally from Boulder, CO and loves dancing, the outdoors and traveling.

Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science in human development and family studies. Morgan grew up on her families’ farm in rural eastern Nebraska, and loves everything related to animals, baking, and being outdoors. Morgan believes that there is something to learn from everyone you encounter in a day, and that the power of positive thinking can work miracles. Morgan’s dreams for the future include working with adolescents and veterans using Animal-Assisted Therapy.

Jana Carson

Jana Carson is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Jana completed a double major in Psychology and Spanish at Creighton University. She then moved to Nicaragua for two years where she immersed herself in the culture and volunteered with an organization helping to empower impoverished families. After this, she moved to Colorado where she began working with a local psychotherapist and volunteering as a mentor for the Matthew’s House. Jana deeply believes in the benefits of many types of therapy, but she especially enjoys utilizing humanistic and systems theory approaches.


Class of 2019 Therapist Bios

Elizabeth Poulin

Elizabeth "Libby" Poulin is a University of Houston graduate from Houston, Texas and a first year in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She got her Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in anthropology. Libby is interested in becoming a sex therapist with a specialization in the LGBTQ community. She has experience working as a residential counselor at the Houston OCD program and as an intern at Houston Relationship Therapy. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, learning and anything having to do with the outdoors! She is excited to see what Fort Collins has to offer and is ready for some cooler weather!

Silas Hendrich

Silas Hendrich is a first year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. He graduated from Colorado State University in the spring of 2017 with a bachelor’s in biological sciences. Silas has been a part of our Campus Connections program for several years. Silas is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado where he grew up playing soccer, hiking, living a sustainable lifestyle, and learning to unicycle and juggle.

Stephanie Rayburn

Stephanie Rayburn is a first year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. She is a Colorado native who made Fort Collins her adopted home after receiving her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University. Stephanie has worked with families in their childbearing year in recent years and is excited to expand into the realm of family therapy. Her other pursuits include reading, hiking, gardening, storytelling, and time with family.

Tasha Seiter

Tasha Seiter is a second year student in the Applied Developmental Science doctoral program and the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human biology and psychology at Ohio University. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her dog, go for hikes/ trail runs, bike, and cook.

Amanda Struble

Amanda Struble is a first year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She is from Asheville, NC, and got her BA in Humanities from Messiah College. Following her undergraduate studies, she spent three years teaching at Ambleside School of Colorado, and is delighted to continue helping individuals and families pursue fullness of life through the Human Development and Family Studies Master’s Program. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys practicing yoga, reading poetry, and trying new recipes.

Josephine Marin

Josephine Marin is from Moore, Oklahoma and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is in her first year of study in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at CSU and is excited to begin working with couples, individuals, and adolescents. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, exercising, and reading a good book.

Abby Polly-Almanza

Abby Polly-Almanza is a first year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in human development & family studies with concentrations in prevention & intervention sciences and early childhood professions from Colorado State University. Abby enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families and has additional experience working with the early childhood population as well as adolescents. In her free time Abby enjoys hiking and biking with her husband, going on adventures, doing craft projects, and baking.

Rachel Miner

Rachel Miner grew up in Buffalo, NY and got her Bachelor of Science degree in family life and human development from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She enjoys reading, doing things outside, and being with her friends and family. In the past she has worked with children and teenagers with behavioral problems. Rachel is excited to explore Colorado and to start her first year in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at CSU.

Ashley Wheeler

Ashley Wheeler completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Connecticut with a psychology major and criminal justice minor. She is a first year student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. Her passion is working with adolescents and college students who identify in the LGBT+ and/or recovery community. She is a co-founder of Ram Recovery which supports CSU students on all paths and in all phases of recovery. In her free time she enjoys watching Ted Talks, writing, and laughing with friends. Originally from the East Coast, Ashley loves spending time near the ocean but also enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, and exploring the mountains.

Veronica Walton

Veronica Walton was born in the beautiful town of Crested Butte, yet grew up all over Montana. Veronica completed her bachelor's degree at Montana State University with a double major in psychology and family and consumer sciences, and a minor in women and gender studies. She is a first year student pursuing her master's degree in marriage and family therapy. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys exploring novel places around the world, and takes advantage of the beauty in her own backyard by hiking, skiing, biking, and attending live music shows.