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Meet the Staff

Kathy RyanKathy 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 
Staff Clinician

Caleb Tipple graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball StateCaleb Tipple photo 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 spending time in nature with his wife and dog, traveling, listening to music, and creating art.

Kay Covert,

Kay CovertKay'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.

/The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is located at 146 W. Home St.

Appointment Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.1333
e/ counseling@otterbein.edu

/Also See...

/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

p/ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
e/ suicidepreventionlifeline.org