Meet Our Staff
Todd Noffsinger, MAE, LPCC-S
My name is Todd Noffsinger and I am the Clinical Director of the Talley Family Counseling Clinic. I am a graduate of WKU’s Marriage & Family Therapy program (2008) and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky in Corporate Communications. I spent seven years working in finance prior to returning to graduate school and have since worked in a variety of settings including residential, community, and private practice settings. Most of my post-graduate experience is in higher education and private practice working with adolescents and adults as well as couples. I view therapy as a partnership between client and therapist and enjoy working with anxiety/trauma, addictions, phase of life concerns, and personal growth. My approach to therapy is influenced by psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, post-modern, and systems perspectives. I hope to establish a sense of comfort and safety within the therapy room and view the client as the author and expert of their life—I hope to join and support persons as they become more of who they are. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, reading, and music with family and friends.
Kearstin Forte, B. A.
Hi, my name is Kearstin Forte. I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Western Kentucky University. I received my Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management and Dietetics in 2017, but decided to pursue a Masters degree in Counseling. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. My approach to therapy is from a cognitive-behavioral lens, but I have interest in exploring other approaches with each unique client. In my free time, I enjoy, reading, decorating, and exploring the outdoors.
Jamie Garden, B. S. N.
Hi, my name is Jamie Garden and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Western Kentucky University. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Kentucky in 2013 and was drawn to counseling through working closely with people as a nurse and camp professional. I tend to view therapy through cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused lenses and enjoy incorporating mindfulness techniques. I seek to create a space where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings and feel empowered to make changes toward the life they want. In my free time I enjoy reading, yoga, and time outdoors.
Colleen Jones, B. S.
Hello, I am Colleen Jones. I am a graduate student in the Marriage and Family track at WKU. I enjoy working with couples, families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I graduated from Western Michigan University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Behavioral Science and a minor in Integrated Holistic Health. I have always been interested in the mind, body and spirit connection. Due to this interest I took my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2012. My approach to therapy is influenced by person centered, family systems, cognitive behavioral and existential theories. I believe that every person has the capacity to find happiness and meaning in their life. In my free time I work with a dog rescue as a foster, I enjoy music and podcasts, yoga, meditation, traveling, spending time in nature, gardening and cooking.
Aryn Meyer, B.A.
Hello, I’m Aryn! In 2015, I earned my bachelors degree at the University of Kentucky. I am now a graduate student in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Program at Western Kentucky University. My approach to therapy is influenced by cognitive and psychoanalytic theories. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples of all backgrounds. Additionally, I’ve found a striking interest in working with those in the military. In free time, I enjoy baking, watching movies, and crafting.