Meet Our Counselors

Oglethorpe Counseling staff stand together outside of Lowry Hall.

From L to R: Staff Therapist Dr. Serey B. Bright; Graduate Intern Amani Rabai; Counseling Center Assistant Director Laronda Hollis, LPC; Graduate Intern Hannah Cowart; Counseling Center Director Dr. Michelle Lyn; Graduate Intern Jessica Moore; Staff Therapist Byron Kellam, LPC.

Michelle K. Lyn, PhD (she, her, hers)Dr. Michelle K. Lyn
Licensed Psychologist
Director, Counseling Center

Michelle K. Lyn, PhD, (she, her, hers) is a licensed psychologist with work experience in a variety of clinical settings including Private Practice, Collegiate Mental Health, and Veterans’ Affairs. Dr. Lyn earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia, her master’s degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition to providing direct services to students, Dr. Lyn oversees the daily operations of the center, serves on several committees across campus, and consults with faculty and staff on mental health issues. Dr. Lyn specializes in cultural diversity, identity development, women’s issues, relationship issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Her other professional activities and interests include scholarly writing and presenting at local and national conferences.

LaRonda HollisLaRonda Hollis, LPC, CPCS-GA
Assistant Director, Counseling Center

LaRonda Hollis, LPC (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including Collegiate Mental Health, community clinics, residential facilities, and non-profit organizations. She received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia, and earned her master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University – Atlanta.  Ms. Hollis is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS-GA) and practices an integrative approach to counseling that utilizes cognitive behavioral, holistic, interpersonal, and social justice informed theories. Ms. Hollis specializes in women’s issues, identity development, multicultural issues, depression, relationship issues, crisis intervention, and clinical case management.

Serey BrightSerey B. Bright, PhD, LPC, CPCS-GA

Serey B. Bright, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia. She holds a PhD in Counselor Education and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. Dr. Bright is also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS-GA). She has extensive clinical experience working in both in-patient and outpatient counseling settings including psychiatric departments, community mental health, college counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Bright provides counseling services at the center that support culturally informed care. Dr. Bright’s responsibilities incorporate individual and group therapy, crisis support, wellness programming and psychoeducation. Dr. Bright works to address a range of psychological and relational needs including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflict, low self-esteem and life adjustment issues.

Byron KellamByron Kellam, MA, LPC, CPCS
Staff Therapist (part-time)

Byron Kellam, a native of South Fulton, received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Clark Atlanta University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Stetson University.  At Stetson, he was a three-year letterman on the basketball team. Mr. Kellam has extensive clinical experience in individual therapy, family therapy, group counseling and consultation. For the past seventeen years, as a Professional School Counselor in the Fulton County School System, Byron Kellam has served as a source of strength, guidance, and support to thousands of youth. He also maintains a private practice in Atlanta with a focus on teenagers and young adults. He presently serves on the Cam Newton Foundation Board of Directors and Psychological Assessment Committee-United Methodist Church/North Georgia.

As the father of a college sophomore and a high school senior, combined with his work in Fulton County schools, Mr. Kellam understands the excitement and challenges young adults face as they transition from high school to college, negotiate new academic and social expectations, and develop their young adult identities. Mr. Kellam looks forward to providing OU students support and guidance in this process. Today, college students face unprecedented circumstances with tremendous pressure to make sense out of a morally ambiguous society while trying to cement who they are as individuals. They are compelled to speak up for their rights and beliefs and it is incumbent upon the older generations of leaders in our communities to liberate them to do so. Byron Kellam is committed to helping foster an environment at OU that demands free expression with respect and regard for the comprehensive well-being of others.

Welcome Graduate Interns!

We are excited to welcome graduate interns to the counseling center! The counseling center is a training site where doctoral-level trainees work with OU students under the supervision of our licensed mental health clinicians. Your initial consultation will be with a licensed clinician, but you may ultimately work with a graduate intern on an ongoing basis.