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What is SPCS?

The mission of Student Psychological Counseling Services (SPCS) is to assist students in functioning effectively in the university environment by assessing and supporting their psychological well-being as they pursue personal and academic goals.

SPCS is a department within the division of Student Affairs providing brief counseling and psychotherapy to students at Chapman University. SPCS is staffed with licensed mental health professionals, and a part time board-certified psychiatrist. Our services provide expertise, acceptance, and objective guidance in dealing with personal problems. Counseling at SPCS offers students the opportunity to look at themselves, their environment, and their relationships and facilitate positive change to enhance their emotional, relational and psychological well-being. Services are designed to assist students with a number of concerns and to enhance their ability to be more effective and successful in their academic and personal lives. While we work with students who may be experiencing a crisis, our goal is to help students manage their concerns before they develop into more serious issues.

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+ - Meet the SPCS Staff

Jeanne M. Walker, Ph.D., PSY 14444

Director, Psychological Counseling Services

Dr. Walker received her master’s degree at Chapman and her doctorate at the University of Southern California and has been at Chapman since 1979.  She has taught courses including Introduction to Counseling, Abnormal Psychology, Critical Thinking, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and currently teaches Crisis Management and Clinical Process in the Marriage and Family Therapy program in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.  She is an active member of the Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education (OCCDHE) and the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).  She is also affiliated with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as a CAMFT certified supervisor.  Her interests have always been the well-being and developmental growth of college students.

Ed Fox, M.A., L.M.F.T., 44321


Ed Fox has been at Chapman since 1986.  He served as Associate Director of Student Counseling Services for over 20 years.  Ed has also taught Community Mental Health, The Counseling Process, Introduction to Counseling, and Family Dynamics & Crisis Counseling at Chapman University.

Linda Karmelich, M.A., L.M.F.T., 42649


Linda is a graduate of Chapman's Marriage and Family Therapy program, and has been associated with SPCS since 1999.  She is also a part time supervisor at the training clinic for the Psychology Master's Program in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Linda has specialized training and experience working with Eating Disorders and associated issues. 

Christine Zes, M.A., L.M.F.T., 110347


Christine is a graduate of Chapman’s Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program and joined the staff at Student Psychological Counseling Services in 2016.  She especially enjoys working from a Mindfulness-based CBT orientation and has experience working with various populations, ages and backgrounds.  Partnering with young adult individuals at Chapman University is a rewarding experience for Christine.

Elizabeth Wilson, M.A., L.M.F.T., 52781


Elizabeth is a graduate of the Chapman University Marriage and Family Therapy program.  She has been working at Student Psychological Counseling Services since 2008 and is an advisor for the student organization Active Minds.  She has specialized training in working with trauma as a certified EMDR therapist.

Corene Tague, M.A., L.M.F.T., 42054


Corene is a graduate of Pepperdine University's Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program.  She joined Student Psychological Counseling Services in 2014 and has specialized training and experience in working with phase of life transition individuals.

Alexandra Hansen-Ankerstar, M.A., L.M.F.T., 83965


Alexandra has an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and has worked part-time at SPCS in the past.  She has eclectic experience working with various ages, populations, and concerns, and in identifying and providing assistance to individuals in crisis.  Alexandra enjoys working with young adults in the college setting and is currently completing a program for a doctorate in clinical psychology.

Elizabeth Santos, M.A., L.M.F.T., 42016


Elizabeth received her master's degree from Chapman University in 2001.  She has specialization in therapy with individuals in social and family context; relationships throughout the lifespan; diversity and trauma.  Elizabeth supervises pre-licensed therapists working in the community and loves supporting the students at Chapman.

Julie Barbour, M.S., L.M.F.T., 41212

Counselor - Rinker Campus

Julie received her master's degree in Counseling from California State Fullerton and has worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the last 15 years.  She has a depth of experience in working with individuals dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, and recovering from trauma.  Julie's experience enables her to assist individuals in their academic journey and achieving personal growth.  She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and utilizes her skills to help individuals and families to negotiate the process of change.

Andrea Killian, M.A.

Counseling Coordinator

Andrea is a graduate of Chapman University’s Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program, and has worked for Chapman since 2002 and with Student Psychological Counseling Services since 2011.  Andrea assists students, families and campus community with information on our services, coordinates the scheduling of initial appointments, and oversees the daily operations of SPCS.  She is also an advisor for the student organization Active Minds.

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+ - Location and Hours

410 N. Glassell St.
(House between Public Safety & Student Health)

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

(CLOSED 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)

University 2018 Holiday Closures:

January 15 - MLK
May 28 - Memorial Day       
July 4-6 - Independence Day (extended)
Sept 3 - Labor Day
Nov. 22-23 - Thanksgiving (extended)
Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2019 - Christmas Eve/Holiday Break/New Years

+ - After Hours Emergencies

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency after normal business hours, weekends or holidays, please seek assistance by doing one of the following:

  • Call 911 or Public Safety on campus at (714) 997-6763
  • Go to the ER at St. Joseph’s Hospital at 1100 W. Stewart Drive, Orange (off of La Veta)
  • Go to the ER at UCI Medical Center at 101 The City Drive, Orange (off of Chapman)
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

+ - Other Resources

Disability Services                                                                    
Jason McAlexander, M.S., M.A.
(714) 744-7971 
(714) 744-7940 fax                                                                          

PEER and Health Education                                                   
Dani Smith
Director & Sexual Assault Advocate
(714) 744-7080

Health Services                                                                        
Jacqueline Deats
(714) 997-6851

Public Safety
(714) 997-6763

Dean of Students
(714) 997-6721

Residence Life and First Year Experience
(714) 997-6603

Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy
(714) 997-6746

Contact Us

Phone: (714) 997-6778
Fax: (714) 744-7940

410 N. Glassell St.
(House between Public Safety & Student Health)

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)

SPCS After Hours
Consultation & Crisis Services
(714) 997-6778


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