Meet our Team

Clinic services are provided by graduate student therapists in their second year of study and training in the Specialization of Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) program at NIU. They have received rigorous training and intensive clinical supervision from the SMFT faculty and are well-prepared to provide therapeutic services.

SMFT faculty provide ongoing clinical supervision in order to ensure high quality care for our clients. The SMFT clinical faculty members are individually licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Illinois in addition to being Approved Supervisors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The SMFT clinical faculty also may provide clinical services at the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic.

Graduate Student Therapists


Alex Beyel-Herrara


Heather Dice


Jennie Espinoza


Sandra Galvann


Jamye Hunter


Kendra Lamb


Kelly Robinson


Rachel Simone


Nicole Smalley


Kathryn Steininger


Amanda Treptow


Avelene Vladyka

SMFT Faculty and Staff

deanna harris-mckoy
DeAnna Harris-McKoy, Ph.D., LMFT-S
Associate Professor/SMFT Program Director

Lin Shi
Lin Shi, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Professor – SMFT Program

Schedule an Appointment

Couple and Family Therapy Clinic
815-753-1684
familytherapy@niu.edu

Wirtz Hall 146
DeKalb, IL 60115

Clinic Hours

We offer HIPAA-compliant video and phone sessions at this time are accepting new clients.

  • Monday: noon9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday: noon9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m.9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.5 p.m.

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