Counseling Psychology Doctoral Alumna Abbie VanDerWege

Abbie VanDerWegeAdmit year



I grew up in Holland, Mich., but have lived in Kalamazoo since 2000.


Dr. Kelly McDonnell

Research interests

  • Counselor training and supervision
  • College counseling
  • Attachment theory
  • Issues of traditionally underrepresented clients
  • Holistic health

Professional experiences in the program

I have had a two-year placement as a doctoral associate in the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

Post-graduation plans

I plan to provide therapeutic services for adolescent, college-aged and adult clients. I also hope to be involved in counselor training and supervision and classroom instruction.