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Counseling Staff

Trevor Yuhas, Psy.D., hspp Trevor Yuhas, Psy.D., hspp Assistant Dean of Student Wellness and Director, DePauw University Counseling Services

Trevor Yuhas, Psy.D., HSPP, started as Director of Counseling Services in 2018.  He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Indiana and he has extensive experience working in university and college counseling settings - providing clinical and assessment services, training and supervision, and education and outreach programming to higher education communities.  Dr. Yuhas received his degree from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC, after earning his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Towson University and Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.  Dr. Yuhas completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship with Counseling and Psychological Services at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, where he held positions as staff psychologist and coordinator of internship training.  

Scott Hamilton, M.S., LMHC, NCC Scott Hamilton, M.S., LMHC, NCC Clinical Counselor

Scott is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Indiana and a National Certified Counselor. He joined the DePauw Counseling Staff in August 2010. He graduated from Anderson University in 2005 with a B.A. in Psychology and from Indiana State University in 2007 with a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has previously worked as a counselor at community mental health centers and a state prison. 

Rebecca Roberts, M.ED., LMHC Rebecca Roberts, M.ED., LMHC CLINICAL COUNSELOR

Becky received her undergraduate degree in Sociology-Social Work from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana and continued her education at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas where she received her Master's of Education in Counseling. She returned from Texas and was a Clinical Counselor at Franklin College.  She enjoys working with students to help them live healthy, happy lives.


Nidhal is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She graduated with an MSW from Temple University and a BA from Earlham College. Nidhal is a trauma-informed clinician with additional training in EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and has completed Level I and Level II of Internal Family Systems training. Nidhal tailors her approach to meet the needs of each student individually. 

Sarah Beams, MS, LMHCA, NCC Sarah Beams, MS, LMHCA, NCC Clinical Counselor, MINDful College Connections

Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Indiana and a National Certified Counselor.  She received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina Greensboro, and previously a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Hope College.  Sarah has experience in in-patient psychiatric care, private practice, hospital, and university settings, and views counseling from a client-centered approach.  She believes the intersections of how an individual feels they compare to who they desire to be, who they feel others perceive them as, and who they feel they should be informs their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  Sarah believes clients have the tools to cope with the issues they face in life, whether that be through finding solutions or coping with the aspects we cannot change.  She believes counseling is an interpersonal, supportive relationship in which she works together with clients to find these aids, and achieve greater well-being.

Lauren Necesario Smith, Psy.D., HSPP Lauren Necesario Smith, Psy.D., HSPP PART-TIME STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST

Lauren is a licensed clinical psychologist (PsyD). She graduated with her BA in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and continued her education at Adler University in Chicago, IL where she received her PsyD in clinical psychology. Dr. Necesario Smith has previously worked in a number of public and private sectors, including VA Medical Centers and the Bureau of Prisons.
Lauren's clinical work is informed by client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, and solution-focused interventions. She utilizes a whole-health approach to treatment for addressing mood and personality disorders, challenges with lifestyle adjustment, and chronic pain. Dr. Necesario Smith is particularly interested in providing safe therapeutic spaces for BIPOC clients.

Psychiatry Staff

Mark D. Snelson, MD Mark D. Snelson, MD PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Snelson completed his pre-med program and attained his MD from Indiana University. He has practiced psychiatry for over 35 years and has vast experience working with a number of mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, ADHD, and Bipolar. In particular, he has a lot of experience working with young adults. Dr. Snelson is generally on campus for appointments 2 days per month.

Madeline Briere, PMHNP-BC Madeline Briere, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Madeline has been practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for over 8 years, primarily focused on treating children and adolescents. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings at the St. Vincent Stress Center where she maintains on staff. She has served as the primary provider for the adolescent intensive outpatient program serving those with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses.

She has additional training through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute with a goal to go beyond symptom reduction and reach a state of wellness. She is also certified in Reflective Practices Mentoring, serving as a mentor for many fellow nurse practitioners.

Madeline completed her undergraduate education at DePauw University before pursuing her graduate nursing degree at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Indiana (CAPNI) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).

She believes that mental health symptoms rarely exist in a vacuum and loves to work with entire families and/or support systems to ensure she is addressing the whole picture.

Office Staff

Heather Woodall, BS Heather Woodall, BS counseling services office manger

Heather comes to us with a background managing a small family medical practice. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Indiana State University. Heather grew up in Maryland near the beach. She resides in Greencastle with her husband and 3 children on the family farm along with their goats, sheep and swine. Heather and her family are heavily involved in 4-H and FFA and she currently serves as the Putnam County Fairboard treasurer.