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Student Life

Counseling Services Staff

jennifer fast








Jennifer Fast, PsyD
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Health and Wellness

Jennifer received a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (2009) from Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University-Chicago in 2003. Jennifer completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lake Forest College in 2009. Jennifer has trained and worked in a variety of settings over the last nine years, including the Uptown Center/Women and Youth Programs for Domestic Violence, Midwest Physicians Group, Neumann Family Services and The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In addition to training and supervision, Jennifer brings several areas of specialty and interest to her counseling and community work including trauma, interpersonal/sexual violence, identity development, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, social justice and advocacy, and resiliency. She has worked with clients across the lifespan, with most of her work being with emerging adults and adults with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, sexual, and gender identities. She approaches psychotherapy using Feminist-Multicultural and Humanistic theory as the foundation for all her work, but also integrating cognitive, interpersonal and family systems theory and techniques. Jennifer emphasizes the Feminist-Multicultural model in supervisory relationships with the intention of fostering a trusting and collaborative supervisory relationship that is developmentally appropriate and individualized to the unique needs and goals of each trainee. 


Edward Neumann, PsyD
Assistant Director of Counseling Services 
Community Wellness Coordinator


Ed earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (2012) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Butler University and his postdoctoral fellowship at Northeastern Illinois University.  Prior to his graduate studies, Ed received a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University.  Ed has trained and worked in a variety of different clinical settings in his career, including a private practice, a community mental health center, and several college counseling centers.  He also spent several years working on a psychiatric hospital unit for children, adolescents, and young adults.  In these settings, he worked with a diverse range of people with an equally diverse range of reasons for seeking counseling.  Ed approaches counseling primarily from a humanistic, person-centered perspective, but also integrates components of existential and psychodynamic theories into his work with clients.  As a part of this approach, Ed is sensitive to each person’s unique blend of multiple social identities, including race, ethnic background, gender, sexual identity, ability, SES, and religious background, and how these various identities contribute to an individual’s overall sense of self.  Ed’s areas of interest and specialty are depression, loss and mourning, identity development, trauma, crisis, and interpersonal relationships.  In addition to his clinical work, Ed is also highly committed to supervision and training.  His approach to training is developmental and informed by his humanistic perspective.  Accordingly, Ed believes that the training relationship is paramount and must be characterized by trust and collaboration, which allows trainees to feel both supported and challenged to pursue the goals they set for themselves. 

Kasey Schultz-Saindon








Kasey Schultz-Saindon, PhD  Assistant Director of Counseling Services  Coordinator of Clinical Training


Kasey earned her M.S. (2011) and Ph.D. (2013) in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. She completed her doctoral internship at the Colorado State University Health Network and her postdoctoral fellowship at Roosevelt University’s Counseling Center. Prior to her graduate work, Kasey received a B.A. from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she majored in Psychology and received minors in Spanish and Mathematics.  Beyond her work in multiple college counseling centers, Kasey also has previous clinical experience in private practice and outpatient mental health clinic settings. She enjoys engaging in the wide variety of responsibilities and relationships that come with working in the college setting, including providing counseling services, supervision/training, outreach, and consultation to the campus community. In addition to enjoying working with individuals, Kasey has a passion for both group and couples counseling. Some of her other clinical interests include life transition and adjustment, relational struggles, identity development, self-esteem, gender concerns, autism spectrum disorders, stress management, and alcohol and other drug use concerns. Her approach to counseling stems from client-centered and interpersonal process theories. She believes that clients can begin to make the changes they want in their lives through building a supportive relationship with a therapist who is genuine, authentic, and empathic. When a therapist creates a space in which clients feel safe enough to sit with uncomfortable emotions, clients are able to begin to be more authentic and congruent themselves. Kasey takes a developmental approach to supervision and training, which is influenced by her client-centered and interpersonal style. She believes that the foundation of the supervisory relationship creates the opportunity for growth and further development as a psychologist in training. Most importantly, she strives to be her authentic self and create a space in which trainees can be their authentic selves, developing their own voices and identifying who they are and want to be as a psychologist.  

Shannon Iverson






Shannon Iverson, MA Psychology Intern iverson@lakeforest.edu

Shannon Iverson, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She received her B.A. from Northern Illinois University (Psychology), her M.A from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, and is completing her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Shannon has experience doing therapy with adults, couples, emerging adults, adolescents, families, and groups. She specializes in working with emerging adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-injury, grief and other forms of loss, and concerns related to eating, relationships, substance use, transition, and adjustment. She also enjoys helping individuals with career development, vocational-related concerns, identity development, and faith/spiritual exploration or development. She has run workshops and trainings related to compassion fatigue, burnout, and stress management. She enjoys working with college students to help manage academic, social, and occupational stress.

 Lauren Sbarbaro







Lauren Sbarbaro, MA Psychology Intern (847)735-5246 sbarbaro@lakeforest.edu

Lauren Sbarbaro received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in 2015 and is expected to complete her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in August of 2018. She also received her M.A. in Addiction Counseling from The Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2011 and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University. Lauren has worked as an addictions counselor at an inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center prior to her relocation to Illinois, and has experience working in hospital and college settings. Lauren’s clinical approach is largely informed by cognitive behavioral and hope-based-positive psychology theories which are used to increase client’s understanding and awareness to how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence daily functioning and impact their ability to meet their goals. Lauren believes a primary catalyst of change is the therapeutic relationships and the use of an accepting environment to facilitate growth. Lauren has experience and special interests in working with student athletes, alcohol or drug use concerns, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, transitional issues and personal growth.