Center for Counseling & Well-Being - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma


Julia Reed, LCSW

Director, Student Counseling Center

Julia joined the Center for Counseling and Well-Being in April 2014.  A 1993 graduate of the OU School of Social Work, she is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in administration and leadership in nonprofits, in clinical practice settings, and as a consultant.  Her social work life includes a focus on mental health and wellness, trauma, child and family development, disaster response and clinical supervision.


Cassie Murphy, MSW, LCSW


Cassie recieved her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in sociology and family relations and child development and her master of social work from the University of Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has experience working in outpatient facilities, inpatient facilities and public schools.  She has experience in helping students discover who they are and what they want out of life and encouraging them to reach their goals, as well as multicultural issues, grief and loss.


Jade Bennight, LCSW


Jade received her Bachelors of Social Work from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and in pursing her desire to expand her opportunities, she completed a Masters of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Workers and has worked with individuals in a variety of settings which include mental health, school systems and home-based services.  She believes social work has not been a role or a profession but a passion, a burning desire to love and serve people.


Jeffrey Jones, LPC, LADC

Mental Health Counselor

Jeff received his Bachelors in Psychology and his Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma (GO BRONCHOS!).   He completed two professional counseling licensures including a professional counseling license and an alcohol and drug counseling license in 2013.  He has worked in community mental health for several years serving diverse populations before returning to the University of Central Oklahoma where he now serves the student population.  He developed clinical skills in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide and addiction through evidence-based interventions and provides annual professional trainng to colleagues and peers.


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