Claire E. Fuller, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling Services Director
Claire Fuller begins her third year at Oglethorpe University this Fall. She served as Training Director at Agnes Scott College Counseling and Psychological Services for 13 years. Claire earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. She moved to Atlanta to complete her internship at Grady Hospital, with a plan to stay in Georgia for one year. She fell in love with the physical beauty of Atlanta, the cultural diversity of the area, and the abundance of professional opportunities. In addition to working at college counseling centers, Claire has worked in a community counseling center; a State Psychiatric Hospital; teaching in the master’s program at Georgia School of Professional Psychology; providing Employee Assistance Program Services for Employees of DeKalb County School Systems; and evaluating Social Security Disability Applications. She is pleased to be part of the OU Community and to help the OU Counseling Center collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to serve this community.
Andreka Fluker Peat, Psy.D., MPH
Dr. Andreka Peat has worked in university mental health for the past 12 years. She received her Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Before Dr. Peat’s recent return to Georgia, she worked for 7 years at the University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center. She served as a Staff Psychologist, Diversity Training Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor there. Her clinical interests and passions include clinical supervision, women’s issues, mind-body therapies, relationship and identity concerns, multiculturalism, grief and loss, and the integration of spirituality and therapy. She enjoys reading, watching movies, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Peat maintains a private practice in Decatur. She is excited to serve the Oglethorpe community as a clinical supervisor for Counseling Center doctoral student therapists and consultant to Student Life Staff.
Maxine Miller, M.S., Practicum Therapist
Maxine Miller is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She earned her B.S. in Psychology at West GA University and then her M.S. in Community Counseling at GA State University. Maxine worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years before returning to graduate school. Her clinical experience includes counseling adults, adolescents, families, couples and groups in a Day Treatment Program, a Community Mental Health Center, and in Private Practice. She has developed and implemented a number of mental health and psychological programs, including: Equine assisted therapy and outdoor wilderness programs for adolescents in residential treatment; starting an alternative middle school and high school with a conflict-resolution program within the middle school; and directing clinical services on a crisis assessment unit in a psychiatric hospital. Maxine’s specialty areas include counseling trauma survivors and individuals with addiction, depression and anxiety issues. Maxine has lived in the Atlanta area, in the mountains of Colorado, and in the Pacific Northwest. She is very interested in “place attachment,” how the emotional bonds we develop with places affect our sense of self and psychological well-being.
Sara Karaga, M.S. Doctoral student therapist.
Sara earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Georgia State University and is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology there. She has completed two years of practicum at Positive Impact, a non-profit counseling center in Atlanta that serves individuals affected by HIV, and one year in Grady Hospital’s Nia Project, providing counseling services to clients with severe and persistent mental health issues, chronic suicidality, history of domestic violence and other traumas. Sara’s interests include resiliency, cultural issues in trauma, identity development, and stress and coping.
Rebecca “Becky” Hill LeCroix, M.S.,
Doctoral student therapist.
Becky earned her Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Clinical and Community Psychology at Georgia State University. She completed two years of clinical work at the University of South Alabama Psychological Clinic and the Mobile County Health Department serving the Mobile and Baldwin County area communities. She completed one year of clinical training at Grady Hospital’s Adult Outpatient and Momentum Clinics, programs which serve underrepresented groups experiencing severe mental illness. Last year, she provided counseling at Positive Impact Health Centers, a nonprofit primary care and behavioral health clinic that serves individuals affected by HIV and substance abuse. Her interests include disclosure experiences, sexual and gender minority identity development, multiculturalism, and empowerment.
Karen Shebuski, M.A.,
Doctoral student therapist.
Karen earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University. She is currently enrolled in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at Georgia State University. She completed a year-long practicum at the Psychological Assessment Clinic at Western Carolina University and another at the Veterans Administration. At the VA, Karen worked in a Pain Management Clinic; a residential treatment program; and at an outpatient clinic for veterans. Karen worked for one year at the Grady Hospital’s Nia Project which provides counseling services to clients with severe and persistent mental health issues, chronic suicidality, history of domestic violence and other traumas. Karen’s clinical interests include coping with stressful life events, identity development, and working with survivors of trauma.
Sigmund (aka Ziggy), Therapy Dog
Oglethorpe’s newest addition to the counseling center is Ziggy, a rescue dog turned therapy dog. He provides comfort and joy to the OU community. Meet Ziggy!