Meet our staff
Counseling is available to enrolled Northern Arizona University students, and is provided by trained:
- social workers
- post-doctoral residents
- masters-level interns
- graduate assistants
Laura Funk enjoys interacting with the students that come into Counseling Services. She usually spends her time hiking, camping, backpacking, and fishing.
Larry Reynolds, BS
Campus Health IT
Larry Reynolds earned his BS from Northern Arizona University in 1990 and just recently completed his AAS in network engineering. Larry spends his free time with his three children, Rebekah, Tytus, and Cassandra.
Megan Gavin, PhD
Megan Gavin is a licensed psychologist at Counseling Services. She received her:
- BA in biology from Indiana University in 1997
- MA in counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2004
- PhD in counseling psychology from Northern Arizona University in 2009
Megan enjoys working with college students and is particularly interested in the relationship between adjustment to college and physical activity, as well as the relationship between mental health and physical activity. Outside of counseling, Megan enjoys running, backpacking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Laura Lyn, PhD
Laura Lyn is a licensed psychologist and the training coordinator for Counseling Services. She provides individual counseling and facilitates several therapy groups. Laura provides clinical supervision and oversees the training of Master's level counselors doing internships at Counseling Services. She joined Northern Arizona University Counseling Services in 1998. This is the fourth university counseling center she's worked at during her career.
Katy Montoya, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Case Management Coordinator
Katy Montoya is an LMSW at Counseling Services and with Medical Services. She received her BSW from New Mexico State University in 1999, and MSW degree with a certificate in CSW from New Mexico Highlands in 2000. Before joining Northern Arizona University in 2010, Katy worked as an MSW for a local non-profit hospice. Katy enjoys spending time with husband Mark and attending local activities, such as downtown art shows, the Community Farmer's Market, university sports, and the Cardinals Training Camp.
Carol O'Saben, PhD
Carol O’Saben is the Director of Counseling Services. She received her BS in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College, her MS in General/Experimental Psychology from Villanova University and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Prior to coming to NAU Carol worked at several other university counseling centers, serving in a variety of staff and administrative positions.
Derya Suzen, PhD
Derya Suzen is a licensed multicultural counselor. She completed her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of North Dakota. Before joining Counseling Services at Northern Arizona University, Derya worked as a counselor within other university counseling centers. Derya works closely with the offices of:
- Multicultural Student Services
- Native American Student Services
- Student Support Services
Derya enjoys the beautiful scenery and weather in Flagstaff. She is interested in nature, cooking, and cultural activities.
Matt Van Schoick, PsyD
Matt Van Schoick received his Doctorate in clinical psychology in 2010 and is working on becoming a licensed psychologist in the state of Arizona. He has experience with college students, working at both Whittier College and the University of Southern California. His clinical interests include individual and couple therapy. Outside of work, Matt enjoys working out, playing tennis, and a nice big meal.
Kim Vercauteren-Griffin, MA, LPC
Kim Vercauteren-Griffin is a licensed professional counselor who returned to Counseling Services after two years at Arizona State University Counseling and Consultation. She received her MA in counseling from Northern Arizona University in May 2006, following an internship at Counseling Services. Kim enjoys working with students and is excited to return to Flagstaff and the university community. She is also thrilled for the opportunity to watch Northern Arizona University athletics on a more consistent basis. She looks forward to the Northern Arizona weather and various outdoor activities.
Lauren Canniff, PsyD
Lauren Canniff is the Post-Doctoral Resident with Counseling Services and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities. She has worked with college students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and more recently at Kansas State University. Lauren enjoys working with students through the many transitions that occur throughout the college experience. Outside of work, Lauren loves traveling, downhill skiing, and spending time with her dogs and family.
Dianna Van Sanford, MS
Master's Counseling Intern
Dianna Van Sanford is a Master’s Counseling Intern for Counseling Services and will graduate with her Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA in August 2013. She is an NAU alumni with her first master’s in sustainability. She enjoys mentoring students through NAU Student Support Services in addition to the pursuit of her degree in counseling. Dianna identifies with the GLBTQ community and is a first generation college student. She is passionate about empowering people through counseling by being present and truly listening to them. She enjoys the process of exploring options and seeing people brighten as they realize they have those options. Outside of work, Dianna enjoys yoga and cooking.
Hannah Nunez, MA
Substance Abuse Program Coordinator & Counselor
Hannah Nunez is the Substance Abuse Program Coordinator and Counselor. She received her B.S. in Psychology from NAU in 2010 and her M.A. in Counseling from NAU in 2012. She has also worked with CS, in various roles, throughout her undergraduate and graduate programs. Hannah is in the process of becoming a licensed counselor and is especially interested in treating substance abuse issues and providing substance abuse education. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and traveling.