Staff and Contact Info
All of our Counseling Services and Student Health staff members are Safe Zone trained. Meet our team below:
Jennie Melchior, MA, LPC
Jennie joined the Counseling Services team in November of 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Boston University, her Master’s degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and a Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from the School of Social Work at Bryn Mawr College. Prior to working at Elizabethtown College, Jennie worked with women and children experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Los Angeles, and children and families in crisis in Bethlehem, PA. Jennie utilizes a multi-modal approach to counseling, drawing upon principles from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, trauma-informed practices, and person-centered traditions. Jennie is a generalist therapist who works to create a warm and supportive environment in which students can explore questions of identity, sadness, anxiety, relationships, and purpose.
Bruce G. Lynch, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Director of Counseling & Health Needs
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Bruce joined the Counseling Services and Student Health staff in January 2014, and has over twenty 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 at 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.
Veronica Umbrell, MSW, LCSW, CCDP-D
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.
Eileen Wagener, RN
College Health Liaison
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Eileen Wagener is a licensed Registered Nurse who joined the Elizabethtown College Student Health team in February 2007. She previously worked in student health at another Lancaster county institution of higher education. Earning her associates degree in Nursing from Prince George’s Community College in 1982, Eileen has been practicing professional nursing for more than 36 years. Previous experience includes, cardiac care, surgical care, pediatrics, and ambulatory care. The past 16 years have been spent in college health.
Heidi Kohr, MSW, LCSW
Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the Counseling Services staff in October 2018. Heidi is an Etown College graduate and is very excited to return to the home of the Blue Jays. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Elizabethtown College in 2008. She then received her Master’s of Social Work studying clinical mental health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work in 2009. Heidi most recently worked in a health care setting with a focus on integrated care. Previously, she has worked as an outpatient therapist with both children and adults, as well as, working as a school based therapist in Lancaster County. As a skilled generalist practitioner, Heidi assists clients in working through struggles such as: adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, and low self-esteem. Heidi uses an eclectic approach to fit the individual needs of the client. Heidi uses modalities including motivational interviewing, strengths-based therapy, person-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques.