Student Life

Counseling Staff

Counseling Staff

Director - Lorraine Young, Ph.D.

Lorraine is a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist.  She has been with the University of Redlands for ten years, seven years as Counseling Center Director.  As a therapist she encourages students to see current events in the context of their broader life and to deepen understanding and awareness of current challenges and conflicts.  She provides a climate of empathy, support and curiosity in her work. In particular she enjoys working with students regarding relationship issues, trauma recovery, learning disabilities, anxiety and depression.

Before coming to the University of Redlands, she worked extensively in medical psychology and in community mental health.  She is also a researcher in the areas of the psychological and cognitive effects of trauma.  In her time as Director she has supported the Counseling Center in more than doubling its capacity and has also developed a well-regarded training program for therapists in training.       

Associate Director - Matt Gragg, M.S., MFT, LPCC

Matt is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor and has worked at the University of Redlands Counseling Center since 2001. He is trained in EMDR therapy which is helpful in treating past traumas.  He is a QPR (Suicide Prevention) Master Trainer and coordinates the suicide prevention effort on campus.  He also facilitates groups related to grief, social survival, and managing symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.  He believes in the importance of creating a safe space for students to discuss their issues.

Clinical Psychologist - Robin Cooper, Psy.D.

Robin is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined the University of Redlands' Counseling Center in 2012. Before coming to Redlands, she worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds in both college settings and in community clinics.  In her work, she takes seriously the context of her clients' lives, especially the impact of multiple components of identity (i.e., race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, class, country of origin, ability status, etc.) on an individual's relationship with self and others. Her particular interests include relationship issues, identity development, LGBTQIQ issues, depression, anxiety, and mindfulness/meditation.

Clinical Interns

Clinical interns from the University of Redlands and other local universities provide quality counseling services at the Counseling Center under the supervision of licensed therapists. Our interns are pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology or masters degrees in counseling and bring a rich variety of experience with them. Many have worked in other school settings, adolescent treatment settings, and community mental health centers.


Cogeneration Plant
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