Our Staff

 

Director


Sandra Sims, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
email: ssims@mines.edu

Originally from Bethlehem, PA, Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. She went on to earn her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Florida Tech.  Her background encompasses work in community mental health, juvenile and criminal court systems, managed care, private practice and employee assistance programs. She has been at Mines since 2004 and truly enjoys this amazing community.  For fun and renewal, Colorado camping and outdoor endeavors take the prize.

Counselors


Jennifer Hannon, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
email: jhannon@mines.edu

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She began her career working in hospital mental health settings, both in Chicago and later in Denver. She loves spending time in the mountains, traveling and laughing. Jennifer has been at Mines since 2007.


Kate Kelsey, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
email: kkelsey@mines.edu

Kate is a licensed therapist with a specialization in couples and family therapy. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she moved to Colorado in 2005 and received her Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver.  Kate has worked in the mental health field for over ten years and for over two years in the Counseling Center.  She enjoys traveling, reading, yoga, and gardening.    


Shelley McRrae, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
email: smcrae@mines.edu

Originally from Pennsylvania, she received her Undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  While completing her BA in Psychology, Shelley also competed as a varsity lacrosse player.  After college, Shelley moved to Colorado due to her love of the sun and the outdoors.  Once in Colorado for a few years, Shelley returned to school and completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2007.

Outreach Coordinator


Lauren Jensen, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
email: laurenrkjensen@mines.edu

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her degree from the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver in 2008. Lauren grew up in Beloit, Kansas and she has a background working in women’s empowerment and child advocacy agencies as well as integrated health care. Lauren lived and worked in Guatemala after her undergraduate experience where she learned her love of other cultures, Guatemalan coffee, and working with people in their unique environments. Lauren is genuinely excited about joining the Counseling Center team and for the opportunity to serve as the Outreach Coordinator to expand services for the benefit of the students at Mines.

Administrative Assistant


Julie Price
email: jmprice@mines.edu

Julie joined the Mines Wellness Center staff in 2012. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa  and then attended college at the Art Institute of Colorado gaining an Associate’s Degree in Photography. Along with photography, Julie likes snowboarding and being walked by her dog ^.^

Contact Us

Located on the 2nd floor of the Student Wellness Center
1770 Elm Street
Golden, CO 80401
303-273-3377
303-384-2009 (fax)

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

For urgent after hours care contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255



Faculty & Staff Support
Colorado State Employees Assistance Program
C-SEAP | 303-866-4314


 

For general inquiries: counseling@mines.edu

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