Health & Wellness Center Staff
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Dean of Student Health and Wellness
Morgan is joining the Walla Walla University community as our new Dean of Health and Wellness.
Morgan has been a dedicated clinician in various roles as a case manager, counselor, and administrator in the field of behavioral mental health for over 9 years and continues to with deep interest and passion.
In university Mrs. Rudley provided educational classes on the mind, food and mental health. Mrs. Rudley has her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science from Andrews University.
Morgan’s most recent work has been with the Puget Sound Welcome Back Center at Highline College. At Highline Morgan engaged in navigating state licensing requirements, policy review, and reports.
Michelle Naden, PhD, LMFT
Clinical Director of Counseling
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 people on issues relating to their passage into adulthood, and working with couples and families to build more satisfying relationships.
Matthew Vaughan, LMHCA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
Matthew graduated from Washington State University in 2015 with a degree in psychology and earned his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix in 2020. He completed his Master’s internship at WWU in 2020 and returned to the WWU Counseling Center in the spring of 2021 as a full-time therapist working towards licensure. Prior to coming to WWU Matthew worked in community health and substance abuse programs. Through this work, he developed a passion for supporting and advocating for young adults from marginalized groups. He seeks to provide a safe and healing space for individuals who are struggling to belong and find purpose in their lives.
Matthew is strongly influenced by the work of Dr. Viktor Frankl and the theme of meaning is threaded throughout his clinical work. He is committed to enter every therapeutic relationship with openness, care and curiosity so that those he works with will come to feel comfortable being who they are.
Bobbie Sue Schutter, PhD, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Bobbie Sue is a licensed clinical social worker who has practiced in the field for 25+ years. She has a PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University, and completed her Masters and Bachelors of Social Work at Walla Walla University. She has spent most of her career working with college students and specializes in helping young adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship concerns, self-esteem, sexuality (LGBTQIA affirming), and stress. Her counseling philosophy and approach utilizes skills and techniques drawn from: Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Bobbie Sue is pleased to join the counseling team to help support WWU students in their endeavors to manage difficult challenges and make life improvements during this unpredictable time. She also works in private practice to support and encourage individuals across the state through telehealth.
Testing and Counseling Coordinator & Counseling Intern
Stephanie graduated from Central Washington University in 2009 with a degree in psychology and is currently earning her Master’s in Social Work at Walla Walla University. Stephanie loves to get to know the students on campus and is always willing to chat with those who need a listening ear.
Diana Griffin, PMHNP-BC, DNP, RN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Diana graduated from Washington State University and has a background that will create a custom treatment plan for you. She understands the importance of educating you on the most effective ways to take care of your body and mind so that you can heal.