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Medical Clinic

Linda Dehart
Linda is the office associate in Counseling & Health Services.

Lakyn Newcomb

Lakyn is the coordinator for service and support in Counseling & Health Services.

Alicia Stidam, RN, BSN, CPC

Alicia is a Registered Nurse in Counseling & Health Services.


Counseling Center

Julia Dahmane, LPA
Julia Dahmane has been a CHS mental health counselor since December 2018 assisting students with any problems that university or personal life brings. Her prior experience includes positions as mental health therapist and behavior therapist at an adult residential/day program for brain injury survivors in the Lexington and Ashland areas, as well as working with all ages in a variety of settings for an outpatient community mental health agency in Eastern Kentucky. Julia is interested in depression and anxiety in college students as well as brain injury across all populations. Julia is excited to be a part of free mental health counseling in our inclusive and confidential environment here at CHS. Julia was born in Cincinnati, OH, grew up in Illinois, and returned to Kentucky for her college education because of her deep family roots in Eastern Kentucky, particularly Morgan County. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2008 and her master's in clinical psychology from MSU in 2010. Julia enjoys family life with an enthusiastic and curious young daughter, gardening, reading, and sharing her house with the family cat. 

Garla Hart
Garia Hart is a licensed clinical social worker. She joined the MSU family in September 2019 to serve as a mental health counselor. Garla received a bachelor's in social work from Morehead State University in 2011 and a master's in social work from Walden University in 2015. Mrs. Hart has spent the last ten years working with children and families. Prior to social work Mrs. Hart worked over 10 years in the health care setting. Her experience includes: advocacy, addictions and rehabilitation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and trauma. Mrs. Hart is currently working on her doctorate in social work through Walden University and is expected to complete her degree in 2022. Garla is married with 3 children and 2 step children and shares her home with her husband, 5 cats and 2 dogs. 

Sherry Porter, LPA
Sherry Porter joined the Counseling & Health Services team in July 2019 and practices as a mental health counselor and licensed psychological associate. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Sherry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Morehead State University. Sherry has experience working with diverse populations and a wide range of clinical issues. Her professional interest includes working with LGBTQ+ individuals. In her free time, Sherry enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her family.


Goldie Williams
Goldie Williams is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She joined the MSU family in January 2020 to serve as director of Counseling and Health Services. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Kentucky and 1985 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Williams spent 29 years working with children, youth and families in Kentucky's mental health and child welfare system before retiring in 2018. Her experience includes: advocacy, treatment, prevention and staff supervision. Mrs. Williams is an avid learner and strong supporter of educational opportunities and achievement. In her private life she is a married, mother of two sons with three cats and a love of gardening, books and baseball.