Staff Bios

On-Campus Psychologists/Counselors

Dr. Nancy L. Friesen,
Staff Psychologist
Student Health Services
4525 Scott Ave
3rd floor, Suite 3420
PHONE: 362-2404

Dr. Nancy Friesen is a clinical psychologist with experience in both private practice and higher education. She joined Washington University School of Medicine Student Health Service in July of 2009. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.  She completed her internship and advanced training as a fellow at Boston University.  Previously, she was employed at several universities including: Northeastern University and California State Polytechnic University.  She enjoys working with students and has spent the majority of the past ten years providing services in higher education.

Dr. Friesen has lived on both coasts, but is proud to call St. Louis home. She specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Relationship issues, stress management and career exploration are also areas of special interest. She is skilled in assisting students to address concerns related to body image and eating issues. She enjoys working with international students and is sensitive when exploring differences in culture. Graduate training can be a period of stress for students as they attempt to balance the demands of academia, professional development, family life and personal growth. Her clients have appreciated her collaborative approach to problem solving and supportive in assisting them to develop new skills. She is committed to pursuing excellence and helping students achieve their goals.

Dr. Rimiko Thomas-Rowles,
Psychological Resident
Student Health Service 4525 Scott Ave
3rd floor, Suite 3420
PHONE: 747-0225

Dr. Rimiko Thomas joined the Washington University School of Medicine Student Health Services in January 2010. Dr. Thomas earned her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology at University of Missouri-Columbia.  She completed her clinical internship at Pace University Counseling Center and her post doctoral training at Barnard College in New York City.  Dr. Thomas enjoys working with students from various cultural backgrounds including students of color, GLBT, and international students.

Dr. Thomas utilizes a multicultural framework when working with students in individual counseling by concentrating on each student’s unique perspective, worldview and culture.  Within counseling, she incorporates student development to assist in the exploration of clients’ personal needs and professional goals in graduate school with utilization of coping skills to assist with stress, anxiety, and career decisions.  Her professional interests include racial/identity development, multicultural issues, acculturation, adjustment to life transitions, relational concerns and stress management.  She enjoys helping students identify and recognize their strengths that promote their developmental goals.

Mental Health Providers:
Psychologists and Counselor Located Off-campus
Dr. Marcia McCabe
24 S. Kingshighway (Montclair Bldg)
St. Louis, MO 63108
PHONE: 286-1700 (identify yourself as a WUSM Student)

Dr. Lee Wertman
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd, Suite 1210
St. Louis, MO 63117
PHONE: 863-6161