Counseling Services Staff
Bruce G. Lynch, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Associate Dean for Student Counseling and Health Needs
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Bruce joined the Counseling Services and Student Health staff in January 2014, and has over twenty five years of experience providing services to students in college counseling centers. Bruce earned his Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1995, and worked as a Staff Psychologist in Old Dominion University’s counseling center from 1996 to 2003. He worked in the Counseling & Testing Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2003 to 2013, serving as the Director for five and one half years and holding positions of Assistant Director, Training Coordinator, and Senior Staff Psychologist. Bruce is a generalist therapist who assists students with a variety of mental health, situational and developmental concerns. Areas of professional interest include supervision, suicide prevention, affirming diversity, treatment of depression and anxiety, short term therapy, ethics, wellness, and family systems. He enjoys providing assistance to Etown College students.
Veronica Umbrell, MSW, LCSW, CCDP-D
Assistant Director for Student Counseling and Health Needs
After 10 years of hospital-based counseling, Veronica joined the Counseling Services staff in October 2013. Veronica received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Millersville University in 2000 and her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2003. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional addictions counselor (CCDP-D). Veronica is passionate about counseling others using a strengths-based collaborative approach. As a skilled generalist she has treated clients with a wide range of mental health, situational, and developmental concerns. Her professional interests include treatment of depression and anxiety, addictions recovery, spirituality, psychosocial adjustment, bereavement, self-esteem and development of interpersonal relationships. Her practice modalities include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy as well as mindfulness & acceptance techniques. A native to Elizabethtown she is delighted to be providing counseling services to the Elizabethtown College community.
Melina Olivas, MS, NCC
Melina joined the Counseling Services staff in September 2021 with a strong passion for working with the college student population. Melina earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Juniata College in 2017, her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University in 2020, and became a National Certified Counselor in 2020. She approaches counseling from a collaborative stance and uses a combination of counseling modalities, including person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths-based to help students reach their counseling goals. Some of her professional interest include anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem/confidence building, substance use, and development of interpersonal relationships. She finds working with the college student population to be very fulfilling and is excited to bring her experience and counseling style to the Elizabethtown College Community.
Jennifer Deitz, MS, LPC
Staff Counselor-LGBTQIA+ Focus
Jennifer joined the Counseling Services staff in September 2021 after several years in private practice. In addition to private practice, Jennifer has worked in a variety of clinical settings, to include psychiatric residential treatment facilities, drug and alcohol treatment programs, universities and outpatient clinics. Jennifer earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Shippensburg University where she majored in psychology, minored in Anthropology and later received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jennifer specializes in working with young adults, college students, those who have experienced trauma and the LGBTQIA+ Community. Jennifer’s counseling approach is eclectic and holistic with a focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship. Her style of therapy is person centered, strength based, solution focused and trauma informed. Jennifer has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Jennifer has worked with college students in many different settings and is passionate about supporting Elizabethtown College students through this important stage of life.
Jihan Owens-Tyler, MS, LMFT
Staff Counselor-BIPOC Focus
Jihan joined the Counseling Services staff in February 2022, with over ten years of clinical experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in Ethnic Studies from Shippensburg University, and her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and Psychology with a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College. Jihan is currently enrolled in Drexel University’s Doctorate of Couple and Family Therapy program. Jihan has worked with various populations ranging in age, mental health diagnoses, and levels of care. She has been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, prolonged exposure CBT, structural family therapy, emotion focused family therapy, trauma-informed care and psychoanalytic therapies. Jihan has extensive experience working with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, stress, familial conflicts, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, family of origin and coming of age issues. Jihan’s passion and mission has always been to support and uplift people of color and marginalized individuals. The underrepresentation of BIPOC clinicians has made this work imperative to her and for her community. Jihan has always been motivated to help others during their time of need and is excited to become a part of the Elizabethtown College community, to support the student population with her expertise.