Health & Counseling Center Staff

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) is professionally staffed by providers at the doctoral, master’s and supervisory levels.


Deb Musser, PsyD, LMHC

Director of Student Health and Counseling

Deb Musser holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Certificate in Group Work from Adler University; a master’s in counseling from Grace College; and is licensed in the state of Indiana as a mental health counselor (LMHC). This marks Deb’s 22nd year at Grace College; 14 of those years include Deb’s work in Student Affairs with groups and individuals in a college setting. Deb has experience with a wide variety of populations and settings, including but not limited to children in an elementary school setting, college students, adolescents in a juvenile detention center, grief groups and community mental health. She has assessment experience working with and evaluating adolescents as well as completing parenting evaluations. Deb has had particular experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, transitions/life changes, trauma, anger management, parenting and groups.

Telephone: 574-372-5100, ext. 6069
Email: musserds@grace.edu

Tracy Morris, MA, LMHC

Clinical Coordinator and Staff Counselor

Tracy is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Taylor University and Master's degree in Counseling at Grace College. She has been practicing in the field of mental health since 2007, specifically in counseling since 2010. During these years, she worked closely with the Department of Child Services and the State of Indiana to provide support for children, adults, and families. She also provided individual and couples counseling at a private practice and obtained a state certification in providing treatment for sexually maladaptive behaviors. Tracy has also spent the past three years providing supervision to both masters-level clinicians and interns. She has had particular experience in the areas of anxiety, trauma, transitions/life changes, spiritual issues, addictions, and groups. Tracy has taught several courses in higher education in the discipline of counseling/psychology.

Telephone: 574-372-5100, ext. 6774
Email: morrist@grace.edu

Laura Green, BSN, RN

Campus Nurse

Laura is a licensed registered nurse in the state of Indiana. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She has been practicing nursing since 2003. During this time she has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospital care, outpatient surgery, and most recently urgent care. Laura is employed by Medstat Urgent Care in partnership with Kosciusko Community Hospital and Lutheran Health Network.

Telephone: 574-372-5100, ext. 6472
Email: nurse@grace.edu

Caryn Howell

Administrative Assistant

Caryn joined Grace College and the SHCC team in 2016. She has had experience in healthcare, educational and residential settings, along with database management, recruiting and coaching. Feel free to contact her with health and counseling questions or concerns, as well as for assistance submitting your student health information or troubleshooting the online health forms.

Telephone: 574-372-5100, ext. 6472
Email: healthcenter@grace.edu

Stephanie Hammer, MA, LMHC

Staff Counselor

Stephanie is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Indiana as of 2010. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in counseling at Grace College. She has worked in the field since 1992 in various capacities, ranging from positions in a girls’ group home to therapeutic support staff with families in crisis to developing an in-home parenting education program to counseling in a community mental health agency. In addition to working at a private practice, she joins the counseling center two days a week. She has an interest in the areas of spiritual issues, family issues, depression, grief, anxiety, self-esteem/identity issues and trauma.

Carlita Cartwright

Counseling Intern

Carlita is a third-year graduate student in Grace College's Clinical Mental Health program. She plans to seek licensure after graduation in May 2018. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Educational Ministries in 2015. Having previously completed a practicum at the Grace College Counseling Center, Carlita has also obtained experience counseling at a local middle school, and a residential substance abuse recovery program. While she loves working with all people no matter their story, her passion is working with issues relating to race, spiritual dissonance, identity, family planning, anxiety, life transitions, gender identity/roles, and relationship struggles. Carlita is passionate about creating a genuine therapeutic connection and believes that everyone brings their own unique story to counseling. To honor each person's story, she uses a strength-based approach with a variety of therapeutic interventions molded to fit each individual's needs. As an enthusiastic traveler, some of Carlita's most enlightening experiences have come from time spent in other cultures. One of her most meaningful traveling experiences was a long-term volunteer opportunity at an orphanage in Uruguay. In her spare time, Carlita enjoys kayaking, cooking, snuggling with her pets, spending time outdoors, and going on trips to explore new areas and cultures.

Jessica Dudley

Counseling Intern

Jessica is a second year graduate student in Grace College’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She plans to pursue licensure as a counselor upon graduation in May 2018. Jessica graduated as a double major in Psychology and Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2016. Jessica has counseled high school students struggling with substance abuse and addiction concerns at Hope Academy, Fairbanks (a recovery high school). Jessica has also counseled adults and young adults at a private practice in Fort Wayne. Jessica has experience and training working with depression, anxiety, self-identity concerns, marital problems, co-dependency, substance abuse/addiction, and other mental health concerns. Jessica also has experience administering assessments often used as tools in the counseling process. Jessica is passionate about helping individuals gain freedom and grow in personal wellness.

Ryan Price

Counseling Intern

Ryan graduated from Grace College with a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and a minor in Biblical Studies in 2015. He is a second year graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Grace. Ryan has experience counseling men and women with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, and addiction. Ryan especially has a heart for helping people experience freedom from all forms of substance and behavioral addictions. In his free time, he enjoys creating and playing music, spending time outdoors, fishing, hiking, and camping, and playing pick-up basketball. Ryan is currently working towards licensure as an addictions counselor, and plans to pursue dual licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor after he graduates in May.

Leslie Ringger

Counseling Intern

Leslie is a third year graduate student in Huntington University’s Counseling Program. She received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University where she studied Fine Art. Before pursuing a degree in counseling, Leslie worked as a missionary at a school in Zambia and upon the completion of her degree plans to work in missionary care. Leslie has experience working with a diverse range of people, from young teens to adults, dealing with anxiety, depression, relational issues and autism. She has a passion for helping people work toward healing and wholeness.

Contact Us:

For additional information, questions or concerns, feel free to contact the SHCC at healthcenter@grace.edu or 574.372.5100, ext. 6472.