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Becky Connell, MA

Testing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

counseling.testing@wallawalla.edu (509) 527-2147

Becky graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla University and earned her Master of Arts in School Counseling from La Sierra University.  She has worked with undergraduate students at both La Sierra University and Idaho State University prior to her return to College Place.  Becky administers a variety of tests offered at the Counseling and Testing Center and is also a contact person for initiating counseling and testing appointments.

Michelle Naden, PhD, LMFT

Director of the Counseling and Testing Center

counseling.testing@wallawalla.edu | (509) 527-2147.

Michelle has over 20 years of experience as a faculty member at Loma Linda University and Seattle Pacific University, where she directed graduate clinical training programs. She is a licensed family therapist and has practiced in several private practice settings within multi-disciplinary teams of providers. Michelle graduated from Loma Linda University with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and she earned her PhD in Sociology at the University of Southern California, with a special emphasis in Family Therapy.  

Michelle loves working with young adults, and specializes in conversations that highlight their strengths and passions, and inspire their competence and confidence. She has considerable experience working with young women on issues relating to their passage into adulthood, and working with couples and families to build more satisfying relationships.  

Carrie White, MA, LMHC

Associate Director of  the Counseling and Testing Center

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Carrie graduated with her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Walla Walla University in 2005.  Since then she has worked as a therapist in both private practice settings as well as agency affiliated work.  She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and incarcerated men, and she brings a wide range of experience to the Counseling and Testing Center.


Carrie believes that engaging in a therapeutic process of self-exploration can restore a sense of well-being and connectivity at times when that is what is lacking.  Additionally, Carrie also has a depth of experience in working with clients during times of crisis and identifying and exploring distressing behaviors or symptoms. Carrie works with people to learn new strategies and methods for coping with difficult life circumstances.

Troy Davis, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

counseling@wallawalla.edu (509) 527-2147

Troy graduated from Walla Walla University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Since then he has obtained a Master of Arts degree in Psychology as well as a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. He is currently in the process of completing the requirements for his state licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Troy has worked with a wide range of clients and believes that the best outcomes are that of a joint process, meeting the client where they are and assisting them in achieving their goals. He recognizes the unique challenges individual face and takes joy in helping clients navigate these challenges to create a richer and fuller life experience.

Peter Beck, MDiv, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

counseling@wallawalla.edu (509) 527-2147

Peter comes to our center with a wealth of experience.  Peter graduate from WWU in 1978 with a degree in Theology, and earned his MDiv at Andrews University in 1983.  He has pastored for 17 years.  He has also served as a USAF Reserve chaplain for 25 years.  In 1997 he received his MSW, and has been a therapist for the past 21 years.

When he isn’t working, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Mary Million, BSW

MSW Intern

counseling@wallawalla.edu (509) 527-2147

Mary graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. She is now pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Walla Walla University.

Mary has experience in providing a case management approach, incorporating counseling with other therapeutic resources available within the community. Mary’s experience ranges from working with youth to adults, exploring biological, social and spiritual aspects of life’s transitions.

Last update on October 17, 2018