Ann Jaronski

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Director of Counseling Services

Dr. Jaronski received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1994. She has worked in collegiate mental health at three other universities (East Tennessee State University, University of Florida, and University of South Florida) before returning to Ohio and Youngstown State University in March 2016.

Dr. Jaronski has professional interests in the administration of college mental health services, brief psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, stress and adjustment of college students, sexual assault education and prevention, working with diverse populations, and supervision and training of graduate students in mental health professions. She is also involved in providing outreach services regarding the emotional health of college students and consultation services for those who are concerned about the well-being of college students.

Dr. Jaronski is a member of the Association of University and College Counseling Center directors and the Ohio Psychological Association. At YSU, she is a member of the Concern-Assessment-Referral-Evaluation (CARE) team.

Anne Lally

MSEd., LSW, LPCC-S, Assistant Director

Anne received her master’s in Clinical Counseling and Student Affairs in 1996. Additionally, she received her master’s in School counseling in 2003. She is also licensed to provide supervision and training for our Counseling Graduate Students. In order to provide the best services for our students Ms. Lally has initiated and facilitated collaborations with University as well as Community resources. Her collaborations have created strong partnerships with local and regional facilities.
Ms. Lally has extensive work with college mental health services, diverse populations, anxiety disorders, stress, adjustment of college students, and has developed, implemented, and facilitated anxiety management groups and workshops for the college population. She also provides supervision and training of graduate students in clinical mental health, college counseling and student affairs. Additionally, she provides outreach services regarding the emotional wellbeing of our college students and consultation services for our campus community and parents of our students who are requesting assistance with their college student. She is the Clinical Director for our Student Counseling Center
Ms. Lally is also adjunct faculty in our Counseling Department. This provides the additional opportunity of contact with our students while they are on their academic path.
In our community, Ms. Lally is currently serving as Chair on the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board, had served as Vice Chair (2006 - present) and has served on both the Boys & Girls Club (2004 - 06) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (2004 - 08).
Ms. Lally is a member of Association of College Clinical Directors and American Counseling Association.

Katie Stephen

MSEd., LPCC, Clinical Counselor

Katie Stephen received her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University in 2016 and has been practicing as a Licensed Counselor since. She has previously worked in an adolescent residential facility and as a school-based therapist at a K-12 school district.

Her professional interests include anxiety disorders, providing therapeutic/psychoeducational groups, stress, working with diverse populations, and adjustment of college students. Her overall goal is to be a supportive, listening ear to students, helping to motivate them and increase their overall well-being. She hopes to create a safe place that students feel comfortable coming to when they need it.

Michael Bowman

BA Business Ops Specialist

Michael Bowman has been at YSU as a student or in a faculty/staff capacity since 1981.   He is originally from Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Youngstown after serving in the Air Force.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in the spring of 1991.  He taught scuba, marksmanship, and weight training at YSU.  He worked in Campus Recreation and the Kilcawley Center office prior to coming to Student Counseling Services in August 2019.