Staff Bios and Contact Information
Jeffrey Betman, PhD
Dr. Betman has a wide range of experience working with student mental health issues including anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, depression and adjustment to college life. He has been providing support for LTU students for 16 years.
Dr. Betman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Michigan with over 30 years of experience. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey then trained at McLean Hospital in Boston, a Harvard teaching hospital. After training Dr. Betman remained on staff at McLean Hospital as an Assistant Attending Child Psychologist.
From Boston, Dr. Betman was recruited by Dean Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin. As a staff psychologist, he provided therapy services to children, adolescents and adults. In 2003, Dr. Betman moved back to the metro Detroit area. He consulted to Eton Academy, a school for different learners and joined the staff at LTU in 2006.
Hydeen Beverly, PhD
Dr. Hydeen Beverly has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field in various professional settings. He takes a person-centered approach to counseling and seeks to understand individuals through the various systems they experience. Dr. Hydeen provides treatment for students and young adults who are seeking support with navigating mental and emotional health issues to promote academic success. He incorporates cultural knowledge and expressive arts to encourage individuals to explore the impact of emotional distress on their lives. His therapeutic practice is designed to encourage resilience, healing, and triumph.
Dr. Hydeen received his PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin, his MSW from the University of Michigan, and his BSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His clinical practice and research explore how individuals develop coping strategies and resources to navigate adversity. Through his research and practice, he understands the importance of working with individuals to explore their past, to understand their present experience in order to move towards creating their desired future. Dr. Hydeen uses strength-based and holistic approaches to encourage people to seek and create successful pathways in life. He uses motivational interviewing to assist clients with solution focused interventions and problem solving. He incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into his counseling with students.
Christy Schulze works to help LTU students improve and maintain their mental health as a member of the Clinical Counseling staff. She is also available to speak to classes or campus groups about Mental Health topics.
Christy earned a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University and is a Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor. She also earned a BS in Animal Science & Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and an Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. She has worked in a variety of Student Affairs and Student Success roles at multiple universities across the country before coming to Lawrence Tech. She enjoys listening to people tell their story as they navigate all the changes and challenges that come during a college education. Christy’s therapy dog, Maggie, can often be found in the therapy room to support students during meetings. She has another dog, Willow, who is in training to receive her therapy dog certification.
When not on campus Christy enjoys visiting new places in the world, taking her dogs for walks and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. She is an advocate and volunteer for athlete mental health and DV/SA awareness and prevention outside of her responsibilities at LTU.
Providing Support for All Students
We recognize that we have the privilege of working with a diverse and talented student body. We understand that, while some aspects of one's identity are readily apparent, others may be invisible. We appreciate that students' identities are diverse and intersecting; impacting how students view the word and experience relationships and may have an effect on mental health in an important way. We strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment offering services that honor students’ unique needs and concerns.