Counseling Service Staff

Full-Time Counselors

In order to set up a counseling appointment with any of our staff, please contact Steve Brasel at

Steve Brasel
Associate Dean of Counseling Services
(312) 329-4194

B.A. Moody Bible Institute
M.A. Wheaton College, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC); teaches Introduction to Psychology
Specialties: family of origin issues, men's issues, grief, depression

Sharina Porter
Counselor- Outreach & Wellness Coordinator
(312) 329-8971

B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A.; M.S., National Louis University, Psychology/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Specialties: anxiety, adjustment issues, depression, relationships, stress

Gayla Gates
Academic and Disabilities Only
Assistant Dean Student Resource Center
(312) 329-2177

B.A., DePaul University
M.A., Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC); teaches psychology and counseling
Specialties: disabilities, learning disabilities, study skills, tutoring, and general academic issues

Part-Time Counselors

Amy Baker
(312) 329-4342

B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Specialties: eating disorders, women's issues, sexuality issues, grief, relationships, pre-marital, depression

Patty Vander Sande
(312) 329-4195

B.A.; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School
Graduate School Colloquium Instructor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Specialties: family/women's issues, survivors of (emotional, sexual, spiritual)

Each year, Moody Bible Institute Counseling Services hosts several graduate student counseling interns, who are supervised by our professional staff.

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