The Counseling Center is staffed by three full-time, licensed mental health professionals, seven part-time doctoral practicum therapists, a part-time masters practicum student, two part-time administrative assistants, and a part-time psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Please note email is not a secure method of communication and confidentiality cannot be ensured. If you are in a mental health emergency during standard hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), contact the Counseling Center at 502.272.8480 or Campus Safety at 502.272.7777. If you should experience a mental health emergency after normal office hours or during the weekend, contact Campus Security at 502.272.7777. Campus Security will notify one of our counselors who can assist with the situation. You may also contact the Seven Counties Crisis Line at 502.589.4313 or call 911.

Gary Petiprin, Ph.D., Director

Gary Petiprin HeadshotGary (email) is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of professional experience working in college and university counseling centers. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1993 from Indiana State University and his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Community Counseling at Oklahoma State University. He has worked at the University of Louisville Counseling Center as a staff psychologist and served as the Counseling Center Director at East Tennessee State University (1998-2004) and Hanover College (2004-2007). His areas of interest include gender issues; multicultural and LGBT issues; substance abuse; sexual assault and suicide prevention.

Marlana Bragg, Psy.D., Assistant Director

Marlana Bragg HeadshotMarlana (Email) is a licensed psychologist and joined the Bellarmine University Counseling Center team in January 2020. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Spalding University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shawnee State University (2007). Marlana comes from a generalist training program in which she was trained to work with a variety of different clients in many different settings. While in graduate school, Marlana was a practicum student at Bellarmine University (2011-2012). Marlana’s pre-doctoral internship was at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium, where her major rotation was at Louisiana State University’s counseling center (2012-2013). Upon earning her doctorate, Marlana spent the first 6 years of her career working at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women, where she was the program administrator of a co-occurring disorders program. This experience shaped her interests, but she remained passionate about working with students in higher education. Her areas of interest include trauma; gender issues; eating concerns; multicultural and LGBT issues; substance abuse and other addictive and self-destructive behaviors.

Jami Notaro, M.Ed., Staff Counselor

Jami Notaro HeadshotJami (Email)  is a master’s level therapist and has been a member of the Bellarmine University Counseling Center since September 2020. Jami earned her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville in 2015. Grounded in a holistic approach with a focus on heath psychology Jami obtained two Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and health and movement studies from Hanover College (2007-2011). Post graduate school Jami spent 5 years working with a diverse population and age range in Southern Indiana. As a therapist, she considers it an honor to be able to accompany students as they navigate the joys and challenges of higher education. Jami’s areas of interest include mental and physical wellness, navigating chronic illness, neurodiversity, trauma and adverse childhood events, multicultural and LBGTQ issues and student-athlete success.

Part-Time Staff

James Archibald, Ph.D., LPC

James Archibald HeadshotJames is a licensed professional clinical counselor and recently joined Bellarmine University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. He has years of experience working with college students and community outreach programs. James’ areas of interest include mental health wellness, adjustment issues, identity development, multicultural and LGBTQ issues, and stress management.

Training Program 2022-2023

Bellarmine University Counseling Center provides training to psychology doctoral and master’s graduate students. The graduate students are receiving training in clinical and counseling psychology from Spalding University, University of Louisville, and Liberty University. Practicum therapists are supervised by the Counseling Center licensed staff members.

Practicum therapists serve the Bellarmine University campus community by providing individual and group therapeutic services, psychological assessments, liaison relationships to campus organizations, and general outreach programming. We are pleased to have the following practicum therapist joining the Counseling Center for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Practicum Therapists

Abbie Bordewyk, M.Ed.

Abbie Bordewyk HeadshotAbbie (she/hers) is a fourth-year student in the Ph.D. counseling psychology program at University of Louisville. Abbie has earned her master’s degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Louisville (2020) as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and English from Augustana University (SD; 2018). Abbie has conducted assessments and therapy with people of a variety of ages and cultural backgrounds; however, she has particularly enjoyed working with older adolescents and young adults, especially college students. Having been around college athletics her entire life, Abbie looks forward to working with student athletes and the athletic department during her time at Bellarmine. Her primary areas of clinical interest include mood and anxiety disorders, disordered eating, trauma, exploration of cultural and identity concerns, spiritual and/or religious concerns, and stress related to participation in activities with high expectations for performance. In her free time, Abbie enjoys taking her dog for long walks, crafting, reading, and watching mindless TV shows.

Madeline Davis, B.S.

Madeline Davis Headshot Madeline joined the Bellarmine practicum team in January of 2022. She is currently in her last year of her master’s program in clinical mental health counseling from Liberty University. Madeline graduated with her bachelor's in psychology and biology from the University of Louisville in 2014. Prior to counseling, Madeline worked in healthcare as a mental health technician and in nurse aid management. In both hospital and assisted living facilities, she primarily worked with acute psychiatric clients and adult populations. Her previous clinical work has been in private, nonprofit settings specializing in military family life transitions, gender identity, social issues, anxiety, and depression. When she is not engaging in therapy at the BUCC (Bellarmine University Counseling Center), she enjoys coaching field hockey for a local club and spending time with her family and friends.

Clinic Assistants