Let’s Talk Staff

Doris Johnson Browne

doris-johnson-browneDoris Johnson Browne was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As a result of her parent’s enlistment in the Air Force she grew up living all over the US as well as abroad. After earning a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, she went on to earn a M.S. and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her initial employment at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee began with a position as an academic and personal counselor in what is now the Academic Opportunity Center. She has worked at the Norris Health Center for over 30 years. Her areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety, sexual violence, diversity and multicultural concerns. She appreciates the opportunity to work with the diverse student population at UWM which she describes as highly motivated. When she is not working she enjoys volunteering her services to various non-profit organizations in the community.

Paul DuPont

Paul Dupont grew up in northern New York State. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego. He moved to Chicago for graduate school at DePaul University because it offered not only traditional Clinical Psychology but also Community Psychology.

Paul attended Yale University for his pre-doctoral internship program where he continued to learn and practice therapy and community prevention programing. After receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. from DePaul, Paul has worked the last 25 years in a number of positions including college counseling at DePaul University and UWM, joining UWM’s Norris Health Center in 2001.

Paul assumed the role of Counseling Director in 2008 and feels incredibly fortunate to have a counseling staff with the experience and dedication that they show every day. He has also worked in the public mental health system in Milwaukee County and Valparaiso, Indiana as well as 25 years of private practice work. His passion is counseling college students.

JoAnne Graham

joanne-grahamJoAnne Graham grew up in a small town in Illinois. After receiving her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Economics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Along the way, she completed her clinical internship at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Shortly after finishing her degree, JoAnne was able to work for several months at the SIU Counseling Center covering for a staff member on maternity leave, sparking her enjoyment and enthusiasm for college health. She has been fortunate to be part of the UWM Norris Health Center staff since 1989. Her history at UWM has given her a good understanding of the challenges facing the students here.

Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, cultural diversity, eating disorders, completing one’s thesis/dissertation, relationships, and international students’ adjustment issues.

Amanda Harris

Amanda Harris (she/her/hers) is passionate about working with college students and has tailored her training and prior professional experiences to the field of higher education and college counseling. Dr. Harris has special interest and expertise in the areas of trauma, women’s issues, relationship concerns, grief, and autism spectrum disorder. She works primarily from a relational perspective and strongly believes the therapeutic bond facilitates change. Dr. Harris will be providing services to the UWM campus community for one year as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Lynn Mucha

lynn-muchaLynn Mucha is a Milwaukee native receiving her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has enjoyed working in a college mental health setting for the past 18 years with tenures at Alverno College, University of Wisconsin Whitewater and since 2009 at the UWM Norris Health Center.

Lynn has worked with community intervention programs in Milwaukee serving diverse populations. She incorporates a variety of interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques, in her treatment. She enjoys working with a wide range of concerns with special interests in women’s issues, adjustment, transition and life changes, and grief / bereavement work.

Matthew Reiland

Matthew Reiland (he/him/his) earned his MS in counseling from UW-Madison and is working on his PhD in Counseling Psychology at UW-Milwaukee. Matthew’s areas of interest include identity development for emerging adults, career and major development, meaning, and relationships. He takes a multicultural and relational approach to counseling which emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, skill building, and insight.

Charlie Schanaver

Charlotte earned her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has her LPC-IT in the state of Wisconsin. She is currently earning her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her research interests include the psychological impact of adherence to traditional gender roles and resilience. She operates from a dynamic perspective, emphasizing the healing capacity of insight.

Yixing Song

Yixing is a doctoral student in counseling psychology at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her master’s in counseling psychology and clinical mental health from University of Denver in 2018. Yixing has experiences working with refugees and immigrants, adolescents, college students and clients from a diverse background. Yixing is originally from China. In addition to English, she can also speak Mandarin.