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Mark Onusko, Psy.D.
Interim Director & Staff Psychologist

I feel very fortunate to have the chance to work with students here at John Carroll University. I believe counseling can be a valuable, even life-changing experience for people, and I really enjoy helping students learn more about themselves through this process. The Counseling Center is a great resource on JCU’s campus and I hope you will stop by some time to check us out.

I’ve been working at JCU’s Counseling Center since 2013. I earned my BA in psychology at the University of Notre Dame, and my doctorate in clinical psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I’m passionate about working with undergraduate and graduate students and come with various experiences working within a university counseling setting. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at University of the Sciences, my doctoral internship at University of Pittsburgh, and part of my pre-doctoral training at Northwestern University. I also have experience working in a variety of other settings including high schools, community mental health centers, halfway houses and psychiatric hospitals.

Some of my clinical areas of interest include anxiety, depression, LGBTQ concerns, identity development, sleep hygiene and cognitive-behavioral & mindfulness approaches to  therapy. Additionally, some of my professional areas of interest include prevention, mental health administration, and the provision of supervision and training. At JCU’s Counseling Center, I coordinate our graduate training program and our services through The Relaxation Room in the library.

Alia Lawlor, M.Ed, PCC, CCMC
Staff Counselor

I am very much looking forward to working at the UCC as a full-time staff counselor this year!

After doing my internship in a college counseling center, I knew that working with college students would be my number one career goal as a mental health therapist. Students, regardless of age, are typically at a convergence of many personal and developmental challenges, and helping facilitate those changes is exciting and fulfilling. In addition to college counseling, I’ve worked in private practice counseling doing individual and couples therapy, and corporate workforce development in a career counseling context. I also have a strong background in presentation development.

My areas of interest include, but aren’t limited to, meditation, mindfulness, women’s issues, anxiety and depression, sexual and emotional abuse, LGBTQ concerns, schema therapy, and nutrition as related to overall mental health.

Mary Beth Kelley
Administrative Assistant

Carly Mihalic
Graduate Assistant

I graduated from the University of Mount Union in the spring of 2014 with degrees in both Psychology and Writing. I am now enrolled at John Carroll in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I am thrilled to be continuing my education at the graduate level, especially since I will now be able to focus on the counseling profession specifically. I am also extremely excited to be working in the University Counseling Center as a graduate assistant. Having always been passionate about the mental health field, I am so grateful to be able to pursue my goals both academically and professionally.

Naomi Drakeford, M.A.
Doctoral Practicum Therapist

Danielle Raymond, M.A.
Doctoral Practicum Therapist

Jess Rudd, B.A.
Masters Practicum Therapist