Counseling & Learning Assistance
AAC Counseling Services provides free confidential counseling for any AAC student. Counseling is available by appointment Monday thru Thursday. Please email [email protected] to set up a time.
Meet Your Counselors:
LaTonya Whipple, Ph.D.
LaTonya Whipple graduated in 2017 with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Cumberlands. She is currently completing her Postdoctoral Fellow to complete Licensure in Clinical Psychology. LaTonya has also obtained a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Business Management along with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and A.S. in Marketing Management.
LaTonya offers a safe, compassionate, genuine, nonjudgmental relationship where both student and counselor can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors and emotional struggles. LaTonya works with a variety of issues beginning in adolescence through major adult life transitions, and is experienced with and committed to helping others use resources and inner strengths to transform their lives and reach desired goals. LaTonya works with students to address issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, academic difficulties, grief, adjustment concerns, transitioning, and problems of unfulfilled development.
Your life is deserving of optimum functioning no matter what you may have experienced in the past. LaTonya works to ensure that her clients feel heard and understood as they sort through their feelings, struggles, and dreams, to take steps to reach their end goals.
Andrea Biel, M.A.
Andrea earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University, where she is currently completing her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology. Andrea is passionate about working with students within the dynamic space that is college counseling. She aims to work collaboratively with students to foster holistic well-being and expand their sense of understanding.
The AAC employs a writing tutor and studio tutor to offer additional instruction and guidance outside the classroom.
Stephen Kenny, the Studio Tutor, and is available by appointment for: Techniques in: Figure Drawing/Human Anatomy, Value, Perspective, Composition Material, Any Drawing/Painting media, Bookmaking, Printmaking & 3D/Sculpture Concept/Idea Generation, and Time Management.
Contact Stephen Kenny at [email protected] to make an appointment.
Brett Price, the Writing Tutor and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 - 12:20 in Room N213. Brett can be reached at [email protected] for an alternative appointment, as well. The writing tutor provides help with:
- Proof reading
- Content organization and coherence
- Sentence structure
- Vocabulary choices
- Reasoning and idea development
For more information, contact [email protected], Director of Student Services.
Students with Disabilites
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations are available to students with disabilities with appropriate documentation. Arrangements to receive accommodations should be done as early in the year as possible. Students who wish to request accommodations must contact [email protected], Director of Student Services. The DSS will review the student's documentation requirements and develop an accommodation plan to share with the student's instructors. Throughout the entire process, the student's right to privacy and confidentiality will receive the utmost respect.
Accommodations might include extended time, testing in a distraction free environment, class notes provided, sign language interpreters, etc. For more information on guidelines related to students with disabilities,click here