Counseling Center Director
I moved to La Grande in September, 2001, to begin working as a Clinical Counselor in our Counseling Center. I accepted the job as Counseling Center Director in September, 2012. I am a Southern California transplant (please don’t hold that against me!) and so winters can be a little long and cold for me. Much of the time I long for the 110 degree weather I grew up with, but aside for the cold weather, I absolutely love Eastern Oregon – the natural beauty, pace of life, and the people! For a little about my educational and clinical background …
I earned my BA in Behavioral Science from Concordia University in Irvine, California in 1991; my MA in Marital and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University (also in Southern Cal) in 1993; and my PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Family Psychology) also from Azusa Pacific University, in 2001.
I was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California and had a private practice for several years where I had the fortunate opportunity of working with many families, kids (doing play therapy), couples, as well as individuals. I have been a licensed Psychologist in Oregon since 2002, and enjoy working with those who have experienced trauma and are struggling with various addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. I thoroughly enjoy working with the college student population, which makes my job an ideal fit for me.
I could share lots more about myself, so if you want to know more, feel free to ask when you visit the Counseling Center or see me around campus.
Tucker Brown, Ph.D.
Dawna Flanagan, BS
I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology here at Eastern Oregon University in 2000, and I’m currently working on my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Equine Assisted Mental Health at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. As part of my program requirements, I’m doing a practicum with the Counseling Center here on campus, and I look forward to working with students. My regular job is in the Financial Aid Office as a financial aid counselor in Inlow Hall, so feel free to stop by and say hello to me there. In my free time (which is scarce these days), I’m with my family and friends, playing with our horses and dogs, or just enjoying the Grande Ronde Valley.
Front Desk for Student Health and Counseling Center
I have been the Patient Access Specialist for the Student Health and Counseling Center since 2011. I enjoy being part of the health care team here on campus. We work hard to meet the needs of our student population every day. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing with my 3 dogs and enjoying beautiful Northeast Oregon.