Our Team


Colleen Maguire Jackson
Colleen Maguire Jackson, Ph.D., HSPP (she/her/hers)

Dr. Maguire Jackson is a licensed psychologist in the State of Indiana. She completed her master’s and doctoral degrees from the APA-accredited counseling psychology program at The University of Akron and her APA-accredited internship and psychology residency at Purdue University. With over twenty years of experience, she has spent the last sixteen providing counseling, education, and clinical training to students at Purdue as she previously directed the accredited clinical training program at Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Maguire Jackson works with students to take decisive action toward personal and professional goals by emphasizing compassion, intentionality, and active collaboration. Her approach is fundamentally strengths-based and trauma-informed, honoring diverse identities and life experiences. She uses cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness-based, and motivational interventions to help students unlock their potential. Areas of clinical interest and experience include work-life integration, depression and anxiety, cultural humility, first-generation and non-traditional student concerns, compassion fatigue, grief, substance abuse, clinical training, and holistic health. She is committed to life-long learning aimed at promoting anti-racist and inclusive counseling. To maintain her own wellbeing, Dr. Maguire Jackson enjoys being outside – near any body of water, and having adventures with her family and her Papillon, Emo. Her office is located in LYNN 1245.

Catherine Lawhorne
Catherine Lawhorne, MA, LMHC (she/her/hers)

Catherine Lawhorne received her BS in Health Science from Ball State University. In addition, Catherine received her MA degree from Ball State’s CACREP accredited Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services. Catherine completed her Master’s Level Internship at the Ball State’s Counseling and Psychological Services on Ball State’s campus, where she was trained in applying counseling techniques to the college population. In addition, after graduation, Catherine worked for 3 years as a staff counselor at Franklin College. In addition to university and college settings, Catherine has also worked with various other populations, including rural communities, correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals and community private practice, as well as was a health coach for WebMD, where she specialized in Stress Management. Catherine has had pets her entire life, with her first dog Snuffy, who was a beagle mix. Catherine understands the importance of advocating for humane treatment of animals and does so when she gets the opportunity. Catherine currently has a dog and cats, as well as helps to care for other family pets, including two other dogs, barn cats and a horse. In addition, in her spare time, Catherine enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, and is slowly starting to become a gardener. Her office is located in LYNN G158E.