MSCD Counseling Center Staff
Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D. - Director & Interim Training Director-- Dr. Bruce-Sanford. is Director at the Center, and Licensed Staff Psychologist. She has an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. Her professional background includes conducting both individual and group psychotherapy with counseling center populations, community mental health, as well as academic teaching at both small and large institutions. Her areas of interest and expertise include diversity programming, group work,ethics, supervision, working with biracial/multiracial students, peer education, women's issues, crisis management, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and helping non -traditional students get back on track. Her psychotherapeutic work is infomed by psychodynamic, systems, and multicultural perspectives.
Emily Carter, M.A. :-Ms. Carter is a pre-doctoral intern at the Counseling Center. In 2008, she received her M.A. in psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois and is working toward her Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, also at The Chicago School. Ms. Carter has experience working with multiculturally diverse populations providing psychological assessments, outpatient individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy. Ms. Carter’s professional areas of interest include integrating theoretical orientations to best meet the needs of the client; specifically psychodynamic psychotherapy, behavioral psychotherapy, and positive psychology. Additionally, Ms. Carter’s interests include working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, trauma, relational concerns, and substance abuse. In addition to these interests, Ms. Carter enjoys working with traditional and non-traditional college students from diverse backgrounds, veteran and active duty military personal, and providing psychotherapy groups and workshops on a variety of topics including self care, understanding of emotions, and stress management. Personally, Ms. Carter enjoys running, hiking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Carter is supervised by Michael Malmon, Ph.D . and Tammy Heskeyahu, Psy.D.
Ray Gornell, Psy.D. is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado and is also Board Certified in Clinical Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.Practicing as a psychologist since 1996 Dr. Gornell has worked with children, adolescents and adults who present with a variety of concerns. His professional experience includes working in community mental health and at a hospital based counseling center. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor for doctoral programs in Illinois and Colorado. His areas of interest include mindfulness based approaches to therapy, men’s issues, anxiety and spirituality and therapy.
Tammy Heskeyahu, Psy.D. -Dr. Heskeyahu is a Staff Psychologist at the Center. She received her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. She has experience working in inpatient, state, and partial hospitals. Her other experience includes working in an outpatient and college counseling center, along with experience in multiple community based mental health centers. She has also clinically supervised multiple mental health programs. Her areas of professional interests include anxiety, depression, trichotillomania, crisis management, and self-injury.
Steven C. Lee, Ph.D. -- Dr. Lee is the Assistant Director at the Center. He is also a Licensed Staff Psychologist. He received his MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston. His background includes both inpatient and outpatient individual and group psychotherapy with persons of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds at counseling centers and community mental health centers. He has also had some academic teaching experience. His areas of interest and expertise include dual-diagnoses, development of healthy identity and character, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, GLBT, and American Indian issues in treatment; trauma, crisis management, and cross-cultural issues. He is certified in EMDR treatment.
Joseph Longo, M.A.
Joseph is a pre-doctoral intern at the counseling center. He received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver. He has had a variety of clinical experiences providing individual, group, and assessment services at a university counseling center, community mental health center, and the Denver County Jail. His areas of interest include diversity issues in counseling, issues of sexuality and gender, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, and depression. Joseph will be supervised by Dr. Lee and Dr. Malmon.
Michael Malmon, PhD: Dr. Malmon is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Center. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles. He has experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and has over twenty years of experience working in college/university mental health. He specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. His other areas of professional interest and expertise include working with diverse populations, crisis management, relationship issues, stress management, and sex addiction.
Kyle Rundles, M.A. – Ms. Rundles is a pre-doctoral intern at the Counseling Center. She completed her graduate coursework at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and practicum programs for severely mentally ill adults, community mental health, and most recently at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Student Health and Wellness Center. Her training includes individual, family, and group therapy, as well as psychological assessment and community outreach. Ms. Rundles also focused on international psychology and human rights at The Chicago School. Her professional areas of interest are adjustment, international psychology, anxiety, diversity issues, depression, trauma, and systems therapy. She is supervised by Dr. Heskeyahu and Dr. Lee.
Amy Westergren-Amlicke, Ph.D. – Dr. Westergren-Amlicke is a Staff Psychologist at the Center. She earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Westergren-Amlicke comes to MSU Denver from the Atlanta area where she worked as the Director of the Kennesaw State University Counseling Center for a number of years. In addition to a long history of providing psychotherapy services to college students, Dr. Westergren-Amlicke also has experience working in community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, outpatient forensics as well as in the VA system. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct instructor in the Argosy University of Atlanta’s counseling program. Her areas of profession interest include anxiety, depression, GLBTIQ, supervision/training, ethics, sports psychology and performance enhancement.
Michael Wong, Psy.D. Dr. Wong is a Stafff Psychotherapist at the Counseling Center. He received his M.A. and Psy.D. from the University of Denver. His professional background includes both individual and group psychotherapy at counseling centers, hospitals, employee assistance programs, and programs for college students with special needs. His professional interests include existential psychotherapy, spiritual issues, anxiety, motivation, ethnic minority issues, relational skills, loss and transition, and performance psychology.
Linda Bruce: Linda is our Office Manager and handles client scheduling, customer requests, staff requests for assistance with particular projects, and general front office management.