• NAME

      Jason Bonick

    • TITLE

      Director of Counseling and Health Center Director of Counseling and Health Center

    Interests: Family of origin issues, self esteem issues, mood disorders, grief and loss issues, trauma, existential concerns, and sexuality

    LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, Texas
    M.A., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il
    B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Urbana, Il

    • NAME

      Rachel McNally

    • TITLE

      Psychologist and Assistant Director of Counseling and Health Ctr Psychologist and Assistant Director of Counseling and Health Ctr

    Interests: Grief and loss issues, self esteem issues, mood disorders, relationship conflict, family of origin issues, gender roles, adjustment to college concerns, outreach

    Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
    M.S., Clinical Psychology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
    B.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

    • NAME

      Purna Bajekal

    • TITLE

      PsychologistCounselor

    Interests: culturally-affirming counseling, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem and self-worth, identity development, race/culture/ethnicity, spirituality and religion, gender/sexuality, dance/movement therapy, and somatic (body-based) therapy

    Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Texas)- Supervised by Jason Bonick, LPC-S
    M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, concentration in Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
    B.A., Psychology, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

    • NAME

      Geneva Walker

    • TITLE

      Counselor Counselor

    Interests: Grief, loss, and trauma counseling, women’s rights, personal growth through exploration, self-worth, attachment theory, anxiety, depression, relationships and sexuality, meditation, mindfulness, LGBTQIA+ accepting, identity, inclusion, and diversity.

    Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Texas), Supervised by Jason Bonick, LPC-S
    M.A., Counseling, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
    B.B.A., Finance, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

    • NAME

      Ashley Genty

    • TITLE

      Counselor Counselor

    Interests: mood disorders, self-esteem and self-worth, identity and sexuality exploration/development, relational functioning, culturally-affirming counseling, trauma-informed care, phase-of-life changes

    Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas; Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), New York

    Ed.M, M.A., Psychological Counseling– Teachers College, Columbia University; New York, NY
    B.A., Psychology– University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX

    • NAME

      Santiago Rocha

    • TITLE

      Health Educator Health Educator

    I recently joined the Southwestern Counseling and Health Center as the campus Health Educator. I received my Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Texas in 2019. I enjoy outdoor activities, physical exercise, and traveling. I live in Georgetown with my dog Peaches.

    • NAME

      Mark Steele

    • TITLE

      Practicum Counselor

    Interests: Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Mindfulness, Nature Therapy, Identity Development, Disability Issues.

    M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (In Process)
    Certificate in Interpreter Training - American Sign Language Studies, Austin Community College, Austin, TX
    B.A., Political Science and English Literature, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

      • NAME

        Connie Hicks

      • TITLE

        Administrative and Medical Assistant - Counseling & Health Center Administrative and Medical Assistant - Counseling & Health Center

      My name is Connie Hicks.  I joined Southwestern University in 2014 as the Administrative Assistant for Health and Counseling Center. I have a degree in Business Administration and most recently worked in an emergency room.  I enjoy reading and gardening and spending time with my family.  I am married and have two children and live in Cedar Park.