All full-time traditional MVNU students are eligible for free counseling.
The MVNU Counseling Center believes that Christian counseling is an activity endorsed by God to help His people who are distressed, uncertain, or hurting. It is the desire of the Counseling Center to obey the scriptural directive in Galatians 6:2, when we are instructed to "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
Our Counseling Center provides a nonjudgmental, fully confidential atmosphere for students to seek guidance and a listening ear. We offer a range of professional counseling and consultation options. All information is private and will not be shared with anyone without the student’s permission.
Eric Browning, Ph.D, PCC-S Clinical Director of Counseling and Wellness
Eric Browning, Ph.D., PCC-S is the Director of Counseling and Wellness at MVNU. He has served as Director since 2005 and oversees the counseling office to provide services to the student body to help them deal with many difficulties that they have faced in life.
Eric has a BA from Mount Vernon Nazarene College in Communications, a MA from Ashland Theological Seminary in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, and a Ph.D. from Walden University in Clinical Psychology.
His work experience includes being a home-based therapist working with families at a community mental health agency, a foster-care agency, a juvenile court contract therapist, private practice and contracting with churches to provide services to pastors and church leaders.
Candice Krabill, LISW-S
Candice Krabill, LISW-S is a clinical social worker in the MVNU Counseling and Wellness Office. She has been a part of the counseling team since 2009; her experience at MVNU includes one-on-one counseling, assisting with wellness programming and student engagement on campus, group development, and student leader training. She earned a BA in Social Work from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a MSW in Clinical Social Work from The Ohio State University.
Candice also has experience as a school social worker, as a school-based prevention education coordinator, and as an adjunct instructor for MVNU’s main campus and GPS program.
She is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to anyone who comes in for support. She has experience working with students facing issues with; mood, coping skills, forming boundaries, developing healthy relationships, sexuality, self-esteem, transitioning, adjustment, and coping with/healing from trauma. She believes young adulthood is one of the most transformative times in a person’s life and is committed to providing a solid place for the student to feel, question, seek help, challenge, build resilience, and learn from their experiences. She uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and a strengths-based and client-centered approach.
Jennifer Gotschall, MA, LPC, LCDC III
Jen Gotschall, MA, LPC, LCDC III is a counselor at MVNU and has worked part time since 2010.
She earned a BA in Psychology from Asbury College, an MA in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, and holds a license in chemical dependency counseling.
Jennifer has worked in addiction counseling and continues to come alongside those using or experimenting with alcohol and other drugs, as well as supports the loved ones of addicts/alcoholics.
She offers insight and a non-judgmental space to process through areas of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, co-dependency, improving coping skills & self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality, creating boundaries and other issues. She offers compassion, challenge and guidance through client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Kyle Meyers, LMFT
Kyle P. Meyers, LMFT is a Counselor at MVNU. He has a BA from MVNU in Communication (2001) and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College (2006).
Kyle's work experience includes Trauma Counseling with war veterans at the Boston Vet Center, working as a Service Coordinator in north-eastern Kentucky, working at Lower Lights Ministries in Columbus, Ohio as a Program Director, Life Coach, Counselor, and later as an advisory board member for LLM’s Recovery Program. He also has extensive experience in Addiction Recovery Counseling and Private Practice Counseling for individuals and couples.