Mission Statement

Student Wellness supports the emotional, social and psychological wellbeing of students to help them reach their academic and personal goals and make the most of their educational experience.

OSU-Cascades Student Wellness offers the following services for students, free of charge: 

  • Health service referral to medical providers in Central Oregon community
  • Health insurance assistance
  • Counseling services
  • Health programming
  • Support groups

Health Navigation & promotion

OSU-Cascades health referral and navigation assistance offer students opportunities to get connected with health and wellness resources within our Central Oregon community. Health navigation includes helping students obtain health insurance and navigate the insurance system, assist students who are experiencing food insecurity, and help students access affordable health services.

Made possible by relationships with health and social service providers in the region, health navigation services are free for students and offer connections to resources, health navigation and education, and public benefits enrollment.

Hannah Kuehl
Assistant Director of Health & Wellness Services

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Hannah is from Portland, Oregon and received her master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Montana in Missoula. She is passionate about enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals using an integrated approach.


Sara Holtzman
Wellness Coordinator

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Sara has worked in Higher Education for the past seven years, across several disciplines. She is interested in supporting students and connecting them with health and wellness resources on campus and in our greater community.


Gage Nazak, CADC I
Collegiate Alcohol & Drug Recovery Group Facilitator

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Gage has worked with people in early recovery from addiction for over 5 years. He began his career as a Program Assistant for a collegiate recovery program and has worked as a Counselor in addictions treatment through a community provider. His work centers around guiding others to find purpose and direction in their own lives, while aiding in the navigation of life challenges in recovery.  Gage utilizes outdoor experiences as well as individual and group counseling to help each person find their own potential of a full and meaningful life.

Summer Steketee
Student Wellness Advocate

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Summer is a student employee who has a passion for wellness. Summer manages social media, event marketing, and puts on wellness events on campus. If you see Summer around campus, ask her what health and wellness events we have coming up!

Counseling services

Counseling services are free and available to OSU-Cascades students.

To make an appointment with a counselor, please email counseling@osucascades.edu.
 

Natalie Bowker
Lead Counselor

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Natalie is an Oregon Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a counselor for OSU-Cascades. She received her master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota in 2006. Her approach to counseling is to be collaborative, curious, and relational. Natalie is also a trained yoga instructor and mindfulness educator.


Jill Casebolt
Counselor

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Jill is a licensed mental health therapist and a counselor for OSU-Cascades. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Ecopsychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a Certified Facilitator with The Daring Way™. Jill engages with clients from a place of deep respect, empowerment, and kindness.

Kim
Counseling Intern

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Kim has been working in the mental health field for over seven years. She earned her bachelor's degree at Western Washington University and is expected to graduate with her masters in counseling in June of 2022. Kim has a background in wilderness therapy, working with adults with serious mental illness, and is trained in EMDR. Kim loves working with college students and helping her clients overcome the unique challenges they face.

 

Mary Kate
Counseling Intern

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