Kathy Ryan, Ph.D
Counseling Center Director
Dr. Kathy Ryan is a licensed clinical psychologist who has provided counseling services to Otterbein University students over the past 25 years. In January 2015, Dr. Ryan became Director of the Center, developing its program of care. In her previous work in private practice and hospital settings, she provided therapy for a broad scope of clinical needs, ranging from mild, day-to-day struggles to severe dysfunction. Dr. Ryan is trained as a psychodynamic therapist. She complements this orientation using practices from cognitive-behavioral, as well as relational therapies. In her leisure time, she enjoys fitness and gardening activities, NFL football, and doing anything that involves being outside in the sunshine.
Caleb Tipple, MA, LPCC
Caleb Tipple graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. Caleb has worked for several years in the college counseling setting and spent time working in a community mental health center with a diverse client base. Caleb’s primary interests include stress and anxiety, spiritual concerns, LGBTQI issues, and men’s issues. Caleb draws from a variety of counseling theories including emotion-focused and interpersonal process, and places a strong emphasis on mindfulness-based activities. In his free time, Caleb enjoys playing and watching sports, spending time with his family and dog, reading, and folding origami models.
Kathryn Vicks, LISW-S, LCDC III
Kathryn Vicks is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a licensure in social work and chemical dependency counseling. She utilizes motivational interviewing to engage clients in the change process and teaches cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist clients in learning how to challenge counterproductive thoughts and behaviors to induce positive changes. Her clinical interest focuses on improving self-esteem and increasing healthy coping skills. Working with the military and veteran populations, Kathryn has provided clinical interventions to a diverse population specializing in individual and group counseling services. Gardening, spending time with family, and enjoying outdoors are a few activities she enjoys in her free time.
Kay's background is in marketing and computer programming. Previously, Kay provided product marketing support for a global library cooperative. When not providing secretarial and marketing support for the Counseling Center, Kay enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, gardening and traveling.