Meet our Staff
My name is Rachel Archer and I have been at WKU for the past five and a half years!
I earned a B.A. in Psychology and am now working on a MAE in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling. I am passionate about working with children and adolescents, but I enjoy
working with all ages! I typically approach counseling from a person-centered or
Rogerian perspective. After graduation, I hope to be able to provide individual and
family counseling and possibly pursue a play therapy certification. In my free time,
I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching movies.
My name is Aleia Gorbett and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health
Counseling program at Western Kentucky University. I earned my Bachelor of Science
in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. In my clinical experience I have found
a passion in working with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I work from a solution-focused
approach in my clinical experience. In therapy I focus on setting goals and other
techniques that encourage self-growth. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing with
my Boston Terrier, and watch sitcoms.
Todd Noffsinger, MAE, LPCC
Interim Director / Supervisor
My name is Todd Noffsinger and I am the Interim Director of the Talley Family Counseling Clinic. I am a graduate of WKU’s Marriage & Family Therapy program (2008) and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky in Corporate Communications. I spent seven years working in finance prior to returning to graduate school and have since worked in a variety of settings including residential, community, and private practice settings. Most of my post-graduate experience is in higher education and private practice working with adolescents and adults as well as couples. I view therapy as a partnership between client and therapist and enjoy working with anxiety/trauma, addictions, phase of life concerns, and personal growth. My approach to therapy is influenced by psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, post-modern, and systems perspectives. I hope to establish a sense of comfort and safety within the therapy room and view the client as the author and expert of their life—I hope to join and support persons as they become more of who they are. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, reading, and music with family and friends.
Hi! I’m Martha Rawl and I’m a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling
program at WKU. I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication from East Carolina
University in 2010. I love working with clients of all ages, but I particularly enjoy
working with children, adolescents and young adults. In my work with clients, I use
a person-centered approach to create a safe and non-judgmental space. I am always
looking for ways to incorporate mindfulness/meditation and creativity in working with
clients. In my free time, I love to read, listen to podcasts, and go to comedy shows.
Hi! My name is Austin Stethen and I am a graduate student at Western Kentucky University in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Master’s program. I was born in Jeffersonville, IN and moved here last year, when I started at WKU. I graduated from the University of Louisville with a double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. During this time, I also worked as a front desk clerk at a hotel for 2 years, did research in Ireland, and volunteered tutoring children. I love to travel, and have been lucky enough to go to Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, and Ireland (and I hope to travel more)! I also enjoying learning about history. I enjoy weight lifting, swimming, playing video games (Kingdom Hearts is my favorite), and reading books in my spare time (especially books on history and psychology). I also enjoy watching Netflix, especially shows like The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, and House. I spend a lot of time with friends, family, and my fiancé when I get the chance. I specialize in couples, using Gottman Therapy, but I also enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families. I am interested in developing my skills in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am currently accepting couples, families, and individuals!
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