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Northwest Missouri State University


Meet the Staff

Trainers and Educators

Mike Mattock, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, University Wellness Services

Mike obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Special therapy interests include communication and relationship issues, men's issues, and issues related to anxiety and depression.

Rhonda Lesley, M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor, University Wellness Services

Rhonda received her Masters in Counseling from Adams State College in Colorado. She has over 12 years experience working with people in personal development/wellness. Her specialties and interests include stress management/biofeedback, Gottman method relationship counseling, transpersonal psychology, physical illness, depression and anxiety. Rhonda enjoys helping students experience the satisfaction of achieving their personal goals for self improvement.

Shelly Hiatt, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Shelly Hiatt, Ed.D. coordinates the school guidance and counseling graduate program for the College of Education at Northwest Missouri State University. Dr. Hiatt is committed to suicide prevention efforts on our campus and has done prevention training in numerous campus classes, and with several campus groups over the past two years. She also leads an institutional PK-20 initiative designed to increase the coordination between high school and post-secondary to facilitate high expectations and smooth transitions. She enjoys students of all ages, and was recently recognized by the Northwest Missouri School Counselor Association as School Counseling Supervisor of the Year.