Jessica (Jess) Priode (pronounced "Pray-dee"), MEd., LPCC-s, CCTP
Interim Director of Counseling, Health and Accessibility Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, sewing and redoing furniture.
Alannah Bihl, MEd., LPC
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.
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.
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.
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.
Counselor-in-Residence, Case Manager
Accessibility Services Coordinator
- Provides academic and housing accommodations to students with documented disabilities
- Find additional information on requesting accommodations online at shawnee.edu/campus-life/accessibility-services