Administrative Staff


Angel Bowers, Associate 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 and Continuing Education Programming

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, Associate 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.

Noah Martinson, Assistant Director for Post-Masters Fellowship and Assessment

MSW (2010), Social Work, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Interests include: Men’s issues and masculinity, anxiety, meditation, identity development, working with athletes and veterans, promoting emotional growth.

Monica Zozone Osburn, Executive 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.

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 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.

Melissa Yarborough, Assistant Clinical Director and Licensed Psychologist

Psy.D.(2012) Clinical Psychology, Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy UniveristyI have a collaborate approach to therapy and work from an integrative framework. I frequently use humanistic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories in my work. My interests include working with the college population and helping struggling students achieve their goals for success. I have a passion for working with interpersonal violence survivors, survivors of other forms of trauma, family of origin issues, and the LGBT+ community.