Meet the Staff

Gregg Elliott, MA, LPC
Director, Counseling and Career Center

Gregg Elliott has been the director of Counseling & Career Services at Adams State University since 2006. Gregg is a Licensed Professional Counselor and he practices from an Existential/Humanistic frame of reference. He also also provides clinical supervision to the graduate assistants who work in Counseling & Career Services. Gregg is an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer, an Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) trainer, and he's spoken at national and regional conferences on topics related to suicide prevention and campus behavioral intervention and threat assessment. Gregg also serves on the Advisory Board for the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association.

Lis Tomlin, MA, NCC, LPC
Assistant Director, Counseling and Career Center

Lis Tomlin began as the assistant director of Counseling & Career Services at Adams State University in 2014. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Lis practices from a feminist frame of reference and she also provides clinical supervision to the graduate assistants who work in Counseling & Career Services. Lis is also the Coordinator of Accessibility Services. Lis is both an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer and SafeTALK trainer. She also facilitates Safe Zone (LGBTQ+ awareness and ally) trainings for the campus and community. In addition to teaching the PSYC379 Prevention Awareness Crew, Lis is an adjunct instructor for the graduate program of Counselor Education. Her background includes working in diverse settings, including jails, private practice, residential, non-profit, substance abuse treatment, and trauma-informed care. Lis is also a nationally certified counselor (NCC). Lis also sees clients in a private practice setting in Alamosa.

Christina Harrell, MA, NCC
LPC Candidate

Christina Harrell is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a graduate of ASU's Counselor Education program. Christina values creating a supportive environment where students can explore themselves and speak their truth. She operates from the belief that a strong therapeutic relationship with the client is essential; learning and healing opportunities become possible within the context of the relationship. She believes that when clients have an openness and willingness to engage and examine their current life experience, they can begin to reach their full potential. Christina enjoys working with the university campus population because she is in an environment where individuals are in the process of improving their lives and if she can support that further, she is grateful.

Jessica Chacon
Intern, Counseling Center

Jessica Chacon is finishing her last year of the Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here at ASU. Jessica received her BS in Kinesiology from Colorado Mesa University and has been a Certified Yoga Teacher for two years. Jessica believes that change is a gradual process that exists throughout one’s lifespan and believes that her compassion, supportive and accepting nature will create space for people to experience trust and their truth. Jessica holds firm in the belief that one must be open to experience, in order to respond and adjust to change. Lastly, she believes that humans have all of the internal tools, knowledge and potential they need to live a happy and healthy life but it’s a process to obtain that awareness.

Tami Blumenthal
Intern, Counseling Center

Tami Blumenthal integrates a whole body – whole mind approach to wellness through integrative holistic counseling. Always interested in how individuals are influenced by their macro and micro environments, she believes that the process of releasing emotional pain; gaining insight; changing core beliefs; and deepening one’s spiritual evolution are completely intertwined. She relates with clients through empowering stabilization, integration and transformation.

Clint Nicholson
Intern, Counseling Center

Clint Nicholson is now completing the last year of his Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here at Adams State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Clint’s primary focus in counseling is Drug and Alcohol abuse and addiction; however, Clint is trained to provide excellent therapeutic support to diverse individuals struggling with any number of mental health or behavioral concerns. From a therapeutic standpoint, Clint recognizes the importance of nurturing relationships in achieving positive mental health and the impact of the social and multicultural environment on one’s overall wellness. Clint emphasizes the importance of unconditional positive regard and acceptance of every individual, championing the unique, authentic nature of each person and advocating for a society in which individual differences are recognized as opportunities rather than barriers.