Administrative Staff

Chris Carden, Assistant Director for Doctoral Psychology Training and Licensed Psychologist

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. 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.

Michelle Bruno, Assistant Director for Post Master’s Fellow Training

Michelle Bruno, Assistant Director for Post Master’s Fellow Training and LCMHC Ph.D. (2006) Counselor Education, The Ohio State University.

My theoretical orientation is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), which seeks to support clients in living and behaving in ways that align with their personal values while developing psychological flexibility. ACT is an action oriented approach that teaches mindfulness skills to assist clients in reaching the goals they deem most important. I have special interests in academic stress, career issues, graduate students and student-athletes. I am certified in the Koru Mindfulness Program which was developed for emerging adults (ages 18-29) and I am interested in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Practices.  My current research interests include self compassion, imposter syndrome, and wellness/burnout prevention.

Monica Zozone Osburn, Executive Director and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor

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.

Stephanie Rubain, Assistant Director and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Psy.D. (2007) Clinical Psychology, Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey

Interests Include: Resilience and positive psychology, crisis intervention, trauma recovery, and multicultural counseling. My approach to therapy is integrative, strengths-based, and combines principles and strategies of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution focused, and multicultural therapies. I enjoy working collaboratively with students to find solutions that work for them based on their personal history and multiple identities.

Richard Tyler-Walker, Associate Director and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor

PhD, LCMHCS (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.