Kristin Larsen, PhD, LMSW, ACSW
Manager of Counseling Services; Mental Health Clinician
BA 2000, University of Michigan;
MA 2003, University of Chicago
PhD 2015, Loyola University Chicago

Kristin Larsen joined Lake Superior State University in September 2010. Originally from Petoskey, MI, Kristin received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. She then spent one year working as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Keweenaw before pursuing a graduate degree in social work at the University of Chicago. Following completion of her master’s degree, Kristin spent a number of years working in the Southwest before returning to Chicago to continue her clinical social work education at the doctoral level at Loyola University Chicago. Kristin relocated to Sault Sainte Marie, MI to work as Manager of LSSU’s Counseling Services. Kristin is a licensed master’s social worker with a clinical specialty. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient therapeutic settings. She enjoys the opportunity to draw on clients’ strengths to foster their innate tendencies toward positive growth.

Marysue Mastey, MA, LPC
Mental Health Clinician
BA 1973, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA 1980, DePaul University
Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate 2011, Elgin Community College

Marysue has worked as a therapist since 1989. She has worked for several non-profits, in private practice, and in telehealth for Most of her work has been in the Chicago area, and in Quincy, IL for the 6 years proceeding her move to Sault Ste Marie, MI. She has helped people of all ages, from children to seniors, by providing individual, couple, family, and group therapy. She has also worked as an elementary school teacher, and for Social Security.

Marysue believes strongly that anyone can move forward to improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Each person has strengths and limitations. We know ourselves better than anyone else, so we can define for ourselves what changes we decide to make in our recovery. Sometimes we all need help in this important process. Sometimes we can use what we have learned to help others. She believes in living one day at a time. This practice enables us to make progress each day, without focusing too much on past regrets or worrying too much about the future. Each day provides hope and opportunity to grow and work towards our goals.

With this way of thinking, Marysue has helped people to understand and deal with day to day stress, relationships, family conflict, work responsibilities, school pressures, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, medical concerns, lifestyle changes, emotional and sexual abuse, personal and community violence, and alcohol and drug abuse by oneself or family members. Marysue is licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor and has a noted background working in the treatment areas of substance abuse and traumatic brain injury.

Anna Wilson
Administrative Assistant

Anna Wilson is the Administrative Assistant to Counseling Services at Lake Superior State University. Anna is a native to Sault Ste. Marie and is happy to call the Sault her home. Anna joined LSSU’s staff in 2012 after spending time living outside of the Sault. She is an alumni and first generation student of LSSU. She has held several positions on campus, and is very excited to be with Counseling Services. She brings a variety of skills to this roll including her customer service and her artistic touch. Anna is excited
to be serving LSSU’s students in such a rewarding and important department.

Stephanie Ann Casey, LMSW with Clinical Specialty, CCTP, CCATP
Mental Health Clinician

Stephanie A. Casey, LMSW, CCTP, CCATP earned a CDA in early childhood
development from Lansing Community College, a bachelor’s in counseling and
social work with honors from Lake Superior State University, and a master’s of social
work MSW in clinical social work with honors from Grand Valley State University,
School of Social Work. Casey’s professional career as a social worker began at The
Salvation Army as a social services director helping those in need of food, clothing,
shelter while supervising the Soup Kitchen and obtaining yearly funding. After
graduate school, she became a Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP for The
Department of Corrections and later a Behavioral Health Therapist for Alcona Health
Center working with all life spans. She is the recipient of awards that include a
listing in The National Dean’s List and an induction into Phi Theta Kappa.
Throughout her career, Casey has been a longstanding member of the National
Association of Social Work, NASW advocating in support of racial, social, economic,
and political justice for all.

Casey’s specialty areas include abuse/neglect, comorbid disorders, anxiety/panic
attacks, depression, family issues, grief/loss/mourning, mood disorders, moral injury,
phobias, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self-harm, sexual abuse, social
anxiety disorders, stress management, suicide risk, and traumatic incident. Casey is
trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trained in Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma, trained in Emotional
Freedom Technique (EFT) and holds the credentials of a certified clinical trauma
practitioner as well as a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional.

Location: 623 W. Easterday Ave

Phone: 906-635-2752

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM; closed 12 PM – 1 PM for lunch

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