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Jessica Priode

Jessica (Jess) Priode (pronounced "Pray-dee"), MEd., LPCC-s, CCTP

Clinical Supervisor

jpriode@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is a collaboration between client and counselor. I employ an integrative approach that is driven by student need. I tend to integrate Solution-Focused, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral and Reality Therapy techniques when working with clients. I enjoy empowering students through Psychoeducation and skill building. I believe all behavior has purpose and work with the client to identify the underlying motivation behind the (maladaptive) behavior. I focus on building rapport with clients by utilizing humor when appropriate and maintaining a non-judgmental perspective.

Supervision Style:

My supervision style is similar to my therapeutic style. I utilize an integrative approach that is driven by the needs of the supervisee. I place an emphasis on case conceptualization, theoretical orientation and self-care and wellness.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include eating disorders and body image concerns, crisis intervention, working with individuals in abusive relationships, LGBTQIA and trauma.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

The groups I am facilitating are Stress-Less, Lifeline, Beating Stress and Beating Depression. I am also chair of the SSU Eating Disorders Awareness Committee, which operates in conjunction with the National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) campaign.  

Educational background:

I graduated from Shawnee State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, sewing and redoing furniture.

My Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

Alannah Bihl

Alannah Bihl, MEd., LPC

Counselor, Counselor in Residence

abihl@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is based in collaboration between counselor and client where the client is viewed as the expert in their own life and experiences. I employ an integrative approach that is primarily based in Feminist theory and integrates Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Reality Therapy techniques. My primary focus is empowering students to advocate for themselves by providing them with psychoeducation, practicing healthy communication skills, and aiding them in building upon their unique personal strengths.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests consist of working with victims of trauma, coping with chronic illness, crisis intervention, LGBTQIA+ issues, and neurodivergence, including ADHD and Autism. I enjoy working with people from various social and cultural backgrounds and strive to create an inclusive and safe space to explore all facets of identity.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am currently facilitating the Trans* Talks group for Trans and non-binary students on campus.

Educational background:

I received my Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Ohio University with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling in May of 2020. I’m also a graduate of Shawnee State University and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2018.

Personal Interests:

I love hiking, kayaking, and anything that allows me to connect with nature. I am passionate about Appalachian culture and social issues. I have an avid interest in astrology and also enjoy reading, playing cozy video games, and watching anime.

My Pronouns:

They/Them/Theirs, She/Her/Hers

Linda Koenig

Linda Koenig, EdD, LPCC-s, CCTP

Director of Counseling Health Services

lkoenig@shawnee.edu

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is primarily from the Cognitive-Behavioral perspective and I utilize Narrative, Choice, and Common Factors theories.

Supervision Style:

My supervision style is collaborative and developmental. I enjoy mentorship and individualize supervision to meet the development needs of my supervisees and their changing level of skill. 

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include therapeutic work with victims of trauma, psychological first aid, LBGTQIA issues, and critical incident debriefing.  I have an avid interest in suicide prevention and am a member of the Scioto County Suicide Prevention Coalition.  I also work with those involved with the criminal justice system and have experience in sex offender treatment and those mandated to treatment due to domestic violence or assault. 

Groups and Liaison Roles: 

My position includes oversight of all program development, groups, workshops and services provided by Campus Counseling Services and well as the Campus Health Clinic.

Educational Background:

I received my Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida. I have a Master's in Community Counseling and School Counseling from Ohio University and received by Bachelor's Degree with double majors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Wilmington University of Ohio. I am a graduate of Northwest High School in McDermott, Ohio and a first generation college student.

Personal Interests:

I love, love, love green spaces.  I enjoy tending my flowers, being immersed in nature, warm days at the beach, picnics, travel, teaching and reading.  I take special interest in mentoring other first generation college students and especially enjoy mentoring women and those from Appalachia.  

My Pronouns: 

She/Her/Hers

Kim Weddington

Kim Weddington

Administrative Assistant

(740) 351-3608
kweddington@shawnee.edu