Administrative Staff

Michael Bachman, Associate Director and Licensed Psychologist


Ph.D. (1979) Psychology, NC State University


Interests Include: anxiety, depression, stress, academic/learning difficulties (including problems with time management, procrastination, test anxiety, underachievement.

Angel Bowers, Assistant Director of Outreach


M.Ed. (2000) Counselor Education, Wake Forest University


Interests Include: Body image, eating disorders, perfectionism, women’s issues, healthy relationships, coping skills, stress management, relaxation, LGBT issues, family of origin concerns, depression, anxiety, college transition, group work and outreach programming.

Chris Carden, Assistant Director for Doctoral Psychology Training


Ph.D. (2009) Counseling Psychology, Auburn University


I am the Assistant Director of Doctoral Psychology Training here at NC State, and I also serve as a staff psychologist here at the Counseling Center. I have special interests in supervision and training, multicultural identity development, couples therapy, positive interpersonal relationships, trauma and group therapy.  My theoretical orientation is Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), which seeks to assist with gaining insight into problematic patterns, then seeks to interrupt these patterns. I seek to assist clients with an increased understanding of thoughts and beliefs regarding self and others, to assist with learning more about how past experiences have impacted interactions with self and others and then to assist clients with learning about how to interrupt problematic cognitive and relational patterns. The interruption of patterns is achieved through learning specific skills around negative thought reduction, and skills regarding how to better navigate interpersonal relationships. My hope is that clients will have a different experience of themselves and others as they learn more about how to interrupt problematic patterns. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University and completed my Doctoral Psychology Internship at Counseling and Psychological Services at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Lari Jackson, Assistant Director and Clinical Psychologist


Psy.D. (2002) Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford


Interests Include: Depression, relationship issues, identity issues, self-esteem, anxiety, sexual abuse/assault survivors, body image, supervision and training.

Monica Zozone Osburn, Director and Licensed Professional Counselor


Ph.D. (2002) Counselor Education, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville


My interests include working with trauma survivors as well as adolescent sex offenders. I have a long history of working with the cycle of abuse as it relates to both physical and sexual trauma. I am also interested in the mind body connection and how to work with anxiety and depression through self-care.


Richard Tyler-Walker, Assistant Director and Licensed Professional Counselor


Ph.D./LPC (2002) Counselor Education, NC State University


Interests Include: Individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, couples and relationship issues, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues, grief and loss, adult children of alcoholics, male survivors of sexual abuse/assault, sexuality issues, sexual dysfunction, self-esteem and academic concerns.