Meet Our Counselors

At this time, sessions with the Counselors are conducted through Webex or over the phone. They can be contacted through email or the self-scheduling system.

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Brandy Strom, MS, LPC, has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years.  She has provided individual, family, and group therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, families, military service members and their families.  She has worked with people concerning a variety of mental health, relational, addictions, and trauma related issues in school settings, in home therapy, and in inpatient and outpatient settings.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona.  She also leads the Peer Connection Resiliency Groups that meet once a week.

Dr. Judith DeLorme-Loftus, DMin, MSW, LCSW, has worked in the mental health field for more than 30 years.  As a clinical social worker , she has provided individual, family, and group therapy to adults, adolescents, and children concerning a variety of mental health issues.  She offers animal-assisted therapy with Gracie, a yellow lab and Maggie, an Australian Cattle Dog.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Krista Sheldon, MSW, LCSW has worked in the mental health field for over 23 years.  She graduated from ASU with her Masters in Social Work in 1997 and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in AZ.  She has provided individual, family, group, and crisis counseling to a diverse population of people.  She has counseled people concerning a variety of issues such as anxiety, ADD, depression, grief/loss, family and interpersonal relationships, stress management, and trauma, in both educational and community mental health settings, she also holds certification in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Melody McGee Thompson, MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC, has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor for more than 12 years.  She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and is licensed to practice in Arizona and North Carolina.  She has worked with individuals, couples, and groups of all ages in outpatient and inpatient settings, school settings, community settings, in-home settings, and for teletherapy.  Her strength-based work has included assisting others with various mental health, life adjustment, addiction, and relationship issues.  She holds additional advanced training in areas of trauma/PTSD of all ages, play therapy for children, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Restructuring).

Dr. Shannon Sesterhenn, Ed.D, has been in the field of higher education for over 20 years. Dr. Sesterhenn received her degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University and her Graduate Certificate in Postsecondary Disability Services from the University of Connecticut. Serving in the roles of Associate Dean of Students and Disability Services Coordinator, she coordinates the Student Peer Tutoring Program and oversees all accommodation requests with respect to students with disabilities.

Brooke Morrow, PA-C has been providing psychiatric care for the past 14 years.  She is the Physician Assistant and Midwestern University Alumni.  She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Brooke is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental health disorders.  She has broad training in the assessment and management of mental illness and brings extensive experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and ADHD.  Brooke has a unique ability to connect and communicate with her patients, creating an immediate sense of ease and confidence and encouraging a collaborative approach to assessment and treatment.

Contact Information:

Glendale, Arizona Campus

Brandy Strom, MS, LPC
Manager of Student Counseling/Student Counselor

Dr. Judith DeLorme-Loftus, DMin, MSW, LCSW 
Student Counselor

Krista Sheldon, MSW, LCSW
Student Counselor

Melody McGee Thompson, MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC
Student Counselor

Dr. Shannon Sesterhenn, Ed.D
Associate Dean of Students
Disability Services Coordinator

Brooke Morrow, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Office Info:

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (MST) - Or by appointment

Monday through Friday

Midwestern University
Office of Student Counseling and Academic Support
Barrel IV
19555 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308
623/572-3287 fax

After normal business hours, for immediate service please utilize one of the Behavioral Health Hotlines listed below or  Aetna's Student Assistance Program (SAP).  Type in the school ID: MWU.  Call toll-free at 1-877-351-7889, or email

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Maricopa County Crisis Hotline

(Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, etc.)

1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1 or Go To The Nearest Hospital Emergency Room.

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