Hi, my name is Hanna Kaster and I am a counselor here at Mayville State University. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Minnesota State University - Moorhead in both Psychology and Criminal Justice. I went on to receive my Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota in Community and Mental Health Counseling. Prior to working with Mayville State I spent a year working with North Dakota State University in their Counseling Center as a student clinician, where I co-lead an Equine Assisted Therapy Group, conducted individual therapy, provided crisis services, and partook in outreach programs.
My professional interests include working with individuals struggling with disenfranchised grief, interpersonal family trauma, anxiety, depression, as well as animal assisted interventions. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our various animal companions. I am originally from rural Northwest Minnesota and am grateful to be part of a small rural community once again.
Hello, my name is Daniel Simpson, and I am a graduate trainee and counselor here at Mayville State University. I graduated from Mayville State University back in 2021, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. I also played football during my time here at Mayville State University. I am currently getting my Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health from Minnesota State University Moorhead. I also work as a Registered Behavior Technician at the North Dakota Autism Center in West Fargo as well as a Front Desk Technician at the Red River Recovery Center in Dilworth, Minnesota.
My professional interests include working with college students, because I believe that this is an important time developmentally. I am also interested in bringing more mental health awareness to athletics. In my personal time I like to play video games, read books (Star Wars, Marvel, DC, etc.), sports, and spending time with my partner. I am from Chesapeake, Virginia originally and am grateful to for my experiences at Mayville during my undergrad and I am excited to get a start on my professional career here.