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Meet our Counseling Staff

nicole walter

Nicole Walter, LPC-MSHP, NCC
Director of Counseling Services

Nicole has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years with many varied experiences including private practice and community mental health. She is a graduate of Covenant College and Richmont Graduate University. She has a heart for college students and believes counseling can make a meaningful impact on people and has life changing potential. She has a trauma informed perspective and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy approaches in her sessions.

Contact Nicole: nicole.walter@covenant.edu


Mallory Dean

Mallory Dean, MA
Campus Counselor

Mallory has over 15 years in the mental health field, specializing in crisis counseling for youth and adolescents. He graduated with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary and a BA in Psychology from Covenant College. Mallory desires to create a safe environment in the counseling office to help students reach their mental health and personal goals. He brings an eclectic approach to counseling with influences from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.

mallory.dean@covenant.edu


Bekah Irwin

Bekah Irwin, LPC, NCC
Campus Counselor

Bekah’s approach is trauma-informed and integrative—including aspects of Interpersonal Therapy, Solutions-Focused, and Somatic Therapies. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an extensively researched therapy, effective in helping people find relief from trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, and other difficult life experiences. Bekah loves working with college students and has previous experience counseling at Durham University and Newcastle University, in the UK. She additionally works in private practice. Bekah graduated from College of Charleston and obtained a MA in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary.

rebekah.Irwin@covenant.edu


Graduate Intern Counseling Team

Mary Parks

Mary Grace Parks
Intern

Mary Grace has years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and crisis intervention. She is passionate about working with childhood sexual abuse survivors, family of origin issues, spiritual issues, depression, anxiety, relational issues, grief and loss, and trauma. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and currently pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She considers the counseling room to be a sacred space to walk into the worst with you, help you recognize yourself, uncover shame, give you practical tools, and ultimately encourage hope in your life. Her style of therapy involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. Above all, she believes change occurs in the context of genuine relationship and would be honored to walk through the trenches of life toward hope with you.


Kenley Berry

Kenley Berry
Intern

Kenley is a graduate of Samford University where she obtained her bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Education and is a current Richmont Graduate University student. She has a deep passion for working alongside college students as they explore, mature, and grow in their beliefs, identity, and future careers. Kenley's approach towards therapy entails a blended framework of Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. She works with issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, life transitions, spirituality, body-image, and relationship issues.


Madeline Martin

Madeline Martin
Intern

Madeline is an Intern at Covenant Counseling Center and currently studying at Richmont Graduate University to pursue a license in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. She is devoted to working with those who feel lost in this season of college life. She is wholehearted about those struggling to find authentic connections in relationships, needing a safe spot to land, finding the strength to feel better daily, or searching for the next step after the unexpected. Madeline brings different perspectives on Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy into the counseling room. She believes therapy is unique to everyone and is a collaborative experience to walk through at your starting point."


Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor