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Rebecca "Becky" Connell, MA

Administrative Assistant and Testing Coordinator (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 | (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 | (509) 527-2147.

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, MMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (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.

Betsy Winn

Counseling Intern

Betsy enjoys working with adolescents and young adults, as it is a time full of change and finding oneself. She is passionate about helping her clients to feel more empowered and more in control of their lives. She dedicates herself to providing a warm, empathic environment for clients to grow, learn, and reach their personal goals.


Betsy is currently finishing her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Walla Walla University. 

Courtney Greif

Counseling Intern

Courtney is currently a graduate student working towards a Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology. As part of her training, she has had the opportunity to work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families.

Courtney brings a passion for helping her clients feel empowered to find meaning and purpose in their lives. She recognizes that it is easy to dismiss concerns that may appear small to others, but she believes that any situation that feels like a big deal to you is worth exploring, and therapy can be great place to start.  

Ada-Yveth Pardo-Bonilla

Master of Social Work Intern

Ada is currently working on finishing her Master’s in Social Work at Walla Walla University.  She has a background in Child and Youth Counseling and has worked with children, adolescents and families. 

Ada has a passion for collaboratively working with her clients to get in touch with their inner strength. She believes through a positive and welcoming relationship with her clients she can best serve to support them to overcome obstacles and get them to a self-assuring place in life. 

Last update on December 15, 2017