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Meet the Let's Talk Staff


Doris Johnson Browne was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As a result of her parent's enlistment in the Air Force she grew up living all over the US as well as abroad. After earning a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, she went on to earn a M.S. and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her initial employment at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee began with a position as an academic and personal counselor in what is now the Academic Opportunity Center. She has worked at the Norris Health Center for over 30 years. Her areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety, sexual violence, diversity and multicultural concerns. She appreciates the opportunity to work with the diverse student population at UWM which she describes as highly motivated. When she is not working she enjoys volunteering her services to various non-profit organizations in the community.

Paul Dupont

Paul Dupont grew up in northern New York State. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego. He moved to Chicago for graduate school at DePaul University because it offered not only traditional Clinical Psychology but also Community Psychology.

Paul attended Yale University for his pre-doctoral internship program where he continued to learn and practice therapy and community prevention programing. After receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. from DePaul, Paul has worked the last 25 years in a number of positions including college counseling at DePaul University and UWM, joining UWM's Norris Health Center in 2001.

Paul assumed the role of Counseling Director in 2008 and feels incredibly fortunate to have a counseling staff with the experience and dedication that they show every day. He has also worked in the public mental health system in Milwaukee County and Valparaiso, Indiana as well as 25 years of private practice work. His passion is counseling college students.


JoAnne Graham grew up in a small town in Illinois. After receiving her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Economics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Along the way, she completed her clinical internship at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Shortly after finishing her degree, JoAnne was able to work for several months at the SIU Counseling Center covering for a staff member on maternity leave, sparking her enjoyment and enthusiasm for college health. She has been fortunate to be part of the UWM Norris Health Center staff since 1989. Her history at UWM has given her a good understanding of the challenges facing the students here.

Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, cultural diversity, eating disorders, completing one's thesis/dissertation, relationships, and international students' adjustment issues.


Heather Henrickson is originally from the central Ohio area. She received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Over the next 8 years she lived in the Cleveland area and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University. She completed training at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, and worked with Veterans with a variety of mental health and medical illnesses. In addition, she completed a two year fellowship in Health Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic that emphasized bariatric and metabolic surgery, neurology, cardiology, and training medical students.

After moving to Wisconsin with her family her work included treating individuals with eating disorders and training medical fellows in the Adolescent Medicine Department at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin. Heather joined Norris Health Center's Counseling staff in 2010 and enjoys helping students with anxiety, depression, eating and body concerns, weight and stress management, coping with chronic illness and/or multicultural concerns.


Michael Matthias has been a Senior Counselor at Norris Health Center since 2008. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area Michael has both a B.S.W. and M.S.W. from UW-Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

In the almost 20 years since completing his training Michael has worked with a diverse population, from young adults to the elderly. Specific areas of clinical interest include working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, adjustment and transition struggles, identity issues and the impact of drug and alcohol abuse or dependence.

Michael also likes to work with athletes and incorporates exercise/fitness as an intervention to help promote balance and a healthy physical and emotional lifestyle.


Lynn Mucha is a Milwaukee native receiving her undergraduate and master's degrees from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has enjoyed working in a college mental health setting for the past 18 years with tenures at Alverno College, University of Wisconsin Whitewater and since 2009 at the UWM Norris Health Center.

Lynn has worked with community intervention programs in Milwaukee serving diverse populations. She incorporates a variety of interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques, in her treatment. She enjoys working with a wide range of concerns with special interests in women's issues, adjustment, transition and life changes, and grief / bereavement work.


Laura Pagel grew up in suburban Chicago and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a degree in Psychology. She then worked in the Chicago area providing residential care for abused and neglected children as well as training foster parents to care for difficult to place children. She got her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago before moving to Milwaukee.

Laura has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She practices within a cognitive behavioral framework, working closely with clients to decrease negative self-talk and learn more effective coping strategies for dealing with every day stressors related to work, school, friends and family. Laura has experience in many areas, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, family issues, stress management and domestic violence. She enjoys working with college students at Norris Health Center.


Marina Tierney is a licensed psychologist who worked in private practice for 12 years prior to joining the Norris Health Center staff. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Chicago, IL.

Her areas of interest include anxiety and mood disorders using a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness practices. Additional interests include identity and adjustment related issues as well as working with Latino/a populations and multicultural issues. She uses a variety of treatment approaches when working with students and has a personal interest in the benefits of exercise, especially yoga, on emotional functioning.

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