Counseling

Meet Our Staff

Counseling Department Staff

 Marianne Auten
(602) 787-6551
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Title/Degree:

Master of Counseling (ASU, 1990)
Doctorate in Higher Education and Adult Learning (Walden University, 2013)


Areas of specialization:
Discovering Your Purpose, Choosing a Major/Career, Re-careering Adults, Achieving Academic Success, Developing a Growth Mindset, Math Anxiety, Grief Recovery, Scholarships

Special Projects:
How to Discover Purpose/Meaning, Positive Psychology, Mindset Workshops, Strengths Coaching

Classes Taught:
Career Exploration (Discover Your Purpose), College Success, Honors Forum (Leadership), The Science of Happiness

What are your passions, hobbies, interests?
Spending time with family and friends, two grandchildren, travelling, white water rafting, reading, volunteering

Who or what are your inspirations?
Jesus Christ and everyday people who make a difference with courage and perseverance.

What is one place you would like to visit?
Hike in every National Park in the U.S.

What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
Happily married for 35+ years. Raised two happy, successful kids (now adults). Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Successfully changed careers from Environmental Science to Counseling. Getting a doctorate at age 50+.

What are 5 words you would use to describe yourself?
Enthusiastic, curious, caring, adventurous, friendly

Diane Chapman
(602) 787-7159
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Title/Degree:
Masters in Counseling & Human Development.  Doctorate in Higher Education & Adult Learning

Classes Taught:
Strategies for College Success

What are your passions, hobbies, interests?
Spending time with family, films, fine arts, weather, and nature – particularly the oceans

Who or what are your inspirations?
Rosa Parks, Hugh Thompson, Jr.  Ordinary people who find the hero within.

What is one place you would like to visit?
Stonehenge

What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
My two children, my connection with students, earning my doctorate

What are 5 words you would use to describe yourself?
Empathetic, enthusiastic, positive, collaborative, and curious

Andrea Macias
(602) 787-6541
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Title/Degree:

Masters of Counseling (MC)


Classes Taught:
Strategies for College Success, Eliminating Self Defeating Behaviors and Introduction to Multiculturalism

What are your passions, hobbies, interests?
Spending time with my family, traveling, cooking and listening to music.

Who or what are your inspirations?
I’m inspired by individuals that I meet everyday and their strength to overcome adversity.

What is one place you would like to visit?
Europe

What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
Earning a graduate degree and raising two children with my husband.

What are 5 words you would use to describe yourself?
Outgoing, loyal, kind, compassionate, and genuine

 Cathy Mendoza
(602) 787-7998
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Title/Degree:
Masters in Counseling and Doctorate in Higher
Education and Adult Learning

Classes Taught:
Career Exploration, Strategies for College Success,Career and Personal Development, Building Self-Esteem, Eliminating Self Defeating Behaviors and
Introduction to Multiculturalism

What are your passions, hobbies, interests?
Spending time with family and close friends, watching foreign films, traveling, yoga, reading, and swimming.

Who or what are your inspirations?
Jesus, Mother Theresa, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Ghandi and my grandmother.

What is one place you would like to visit?
Kenya, China, Tibet, Egypt, and Australia

What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
Earning a doctorate while working fulltime and being a mom to two wonderful young women.

What are 5 words you would use to describe yourself?
Loyal, kind, adventurous, honest, and compassionate.

 
(602) 787-6826
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Title/Degree:

Ma. Ed. in counseling


Areas of specialization:
Working with ESL students and high school-college bridge programs

Classes Taught:
Study Skills Development, Strategies for College Success, Career Development

What are your passions, hobbies, interests?
I love good movies, books, concerts, food, time with my family, hiking, flowers, laughter,...

Who or what are your inspirations?
Caesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and people I meet every day who have overcome some adversity in their lives. I'm truly awed by the potential of the human spirit.

What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
I am a strong believer in giving back and to our communities and that we have a responsibility to reach out and help those who may be less fortunate than ourselves.

 James Rubin
(602) 787-6540
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Title/Degree:
Ph.D., Division Chair, Counseling & Personal Development Division

Classes Taught:
Developing Personal Spirituality, Eliminating Self-defeating Behavior, Career Exploration, Personal Development, Student Success Orientation, Male-Female Communication

What are your passions, hobbies, interests?
Mountain biking, meditation, reading

Who or what are your inspirations?
Jesus, Buddha, Jack Kornfield, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

What is one place you would like to visit?
Tibet, Thailand, China

What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
Raising two healthy and happy children

What are 5 words you would use to describe yourself?
Compassionate, creative, curious, friendly, focused