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Each member of the Counseling Center staff has met the professional and academic standards necessary to practice counseling in the State of Illinois.

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Toussaint D. Whetstone, Ph.D. is the director of the Wheaton College Counseling Center. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University, his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. In addition to working as a staff therapist in the Wheaton College Counseling Center from 2007-2010, Dr. Whetstone has worked in various other settings including DePaul University Counseling Services, Alliance Clinical Associates, in Wheaton, IL, and the University of Notre Dame Counseling Center. Dr. Whetstone specializes in crisis intervention and the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in emerging adults. Dr. Whetstone also specializes in helping individuals who present with spiritual concerns, sexual orientation issues, and issues related to racial/ethnic identity. 

Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA)- Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race), and Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity)/Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)/Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)

Valencia Wiggins, M. A., L.P.C., is a licensed professional counselor. Valencia earned her B. A. in Psychology from Wheaton College in 1986, and her M. A. in Clinical Psychology in 1991 from Wheaton College Graduate School. Valencia is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. Prior to coming to WCCC, Valencia worked as a counselor for Moody Bible Institute Counseling Services and taught undergraduate psychology and grief counseling courses.  At the Counseling Center, Valencia specializes in working with eating disorders, depression, family, and women's issues in addition to working with individuals, couples and groups.

Matthew Hyder, M.A., L.C.P.C., C.A.D.C., is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Matthew changed careers after graduating from Michigan State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and attended the Master's program in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School. Prior to coming to WCCC, Matthew worked for four years in the city of Chicago as a Child Welfare Therapist counseling foster children, and as a Treatment Counselor for substance abuse clients. Matthew has also worked in different inpatient psychiatric hospitals and at a group private practice in Wheaton. At WCCC, Matthew focuses on anxiety and mood disorders, addictions, couples, OCD, and family of origin issues.

Donna Aldridge, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed professional counselor. Donna earned her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1986, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School in 1990. Prior to coming to WCCC, Donna has worked in a variety of clinical situations including private practice and hospital settings. Currently, Donna works part-time for Central DuPage Hospital as a crisis counselor in their ER. At the Counseling Center, Donna's specialty areas include eating disorders, sexual abuse, and depression, in addition to working with individuals, couples, and groups.

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