Personal Counseling Center Staff

staff group

The Ferris State University Counseling Center professional staff is licensed by the State of Michigan. In addition, we subscribe to the ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association, the American Association for Counseling and Development, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

 Renee Vander Myde

Renee Vander Myde, M.A., LLP

Interim Director and University Counselor

  • Limited Licensed Psychologist
  • Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.S., Grand Valley State University
 Thom Liszewski

Thomas R. Liszewski, M.A.,LLP, LPC

University Counselor

  • Limited Licensed Psychologist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
 Mark VanLent

Mark VanLent - Ed.D, LPC, NCC, CRC

University Counselor

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Ed.D., Idaho State University
  • M.A., Central Michigan University


 Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond - Ph.D., LMFT, LP

University Counselor

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Limited Licensed Psychologist
  • Ph.D.,  Western Michigan University, Counseling Psychology
  • M.A., Pepperdine University
 Nancy Sage

Nancy Sage

Secretary