Meet Our Staff
Chris Ochs, LCPC, CADC- Director
Christopher Ochs graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts (1995) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education (1996) with a focus on Community Counseling. Mr. Ochs is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Mr. Ochs joined the University of Illinois in June 2008 as a Clinical Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist within Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services. He was selected as Director of Faculty/ Staff Assistance Services in June 2022. He has provided counseling services to individuals and families for over 20 years in the Champaign/Urbana community, including managing a private practice since 2005. Mr. Ochs provides services to address personal and work-related issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, job performance, and substance abuse. He often works with new employees and faculty to aid in the transition to the University and also enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and couples.
Mr. Ochs is available to present substance abuse education and training workshops for supervisors and workgroups upon request. Mr. Ochs performs substance abuse and alcohol assessments with recommendations for treatment. Chris is also able to coordinate referrals for longer term therapy with outpatient and residential treatment programs and provides support for those employees as they return to work from residential treatment.
Mr. Ochs is married and has two children, one in high school and one currently attending UIUC. He enjoys spending time outdoors and with family.
Morris Mosley, LCSW - Clinical Counselor
Morris Mosley is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Quincy University (1977) with a Bachelor of Arts, and the University of Illinois (1987) with his Masters of Social Work.
Mr. Mosley has extensive experience as a behavioral health therapist in both residential and outpatient programs. Mr. Mosley served as Clinical Director for Cunningham Children's Home for over 14 years, and in the field of addictions and recovery in a variety of community treatment programs. Mr. Mosley has also served as training consultant for the Urbana Police Department, The City of Urbana Human Rights Commission, and as a contractual counselor for Champaign County Mental Health Center. Mr. Mosley was hired in 2011, as a clinical counselor-work group specialist for Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services. In addition to working with individuals and groups, Mr. Mosley has extensive experience in program development and public speaking.
Marcy Kujawski, LCSW - Clinical Counselor
Marcy Kujawski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Marcy’s vast professional experience spans a range of clinical and administrative roles that have included counseling, crisis intervention, supervision, and program management. In addition to work in outpatient, residential, and inpatient mental health settings, Marcy also served on an in-home hospice team, providing end of life care to individuals and families.
As a generalist counselor, Marcy enjoys working with diverse clientele to mitigate stress, find solutions, and promote quality of life through connection, awareness, and empowerment. She is passionate about removing barriers and stigma that undermine mental health and help-seeking, recognizing the importance of access to thoughtful care. She utilizes her skill and experience to support others in constructively navigating and managing life challenges. Her strengths-based, person-centered focus is compatible with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, serious psychiatric illness, interpersonal difficulty, grief, and life crises.
Marcy’s style is authentic and collaborative. She utilizes relational, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches in her therapeutic work. She is a certified facilitator of Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS), a research-validated curriculum used to enhance partner relational skills.
Marcy is married and has two grown children. Aside from time with family, her pastimes include reading, traveling, hiking, cooking, meditation, and jigsaw puzzles.
Joshua Hagerstrom, LCPC – Clinical Counselor
Joshua Hagerstrom graduated from the University of Illinois (2006) with a Bachelor of Arts, and Lincoln Christian University (2011) with a Master of Arts in Counseling. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), is certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Josh joined the University of Illinois in January 2022 as a Clinical Counselor within Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services. He has provided counseling for over 10 years primarily in roles within foster care counseling and EAP. As a Clinical Counselor, he has worked with clients to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, wellness, relationships, parenting, communication, and stress. Josh utilizes a variety of therapeutic styles, such as cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and relational, to walk alongside people as they navigate life. He is certified in Prepare/Enrich and utilizes some of the Gottman principals when working with couples. He is also certified in EQ-i and utilizes it for emotional intelligence coaching.
Josh’s style is laid-back and begins with connecting with the client. He sees his role at FSAWS as that of listener, supportive, coach, and guide for helping to create change. He tends to find balance between story and strategy in session to help determine the best course of action.
Josh is married with three young children, and loves being a dad. He enjoys time at home with his family, disc golf, kayaking, hiking, woodworking, and watching sports.
Erin Budesheim - Graduate Assistant Counselor
Erin Budesheim is a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Creighton University (2019) and she will complete her Masters in Educational Psychology from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in December 2022. In her doctoral program, Erin studies young adult well-being through their use of social media and engagement in social comparison. She hopes her research and clinical work will help inform positive development, promote well-being, and develop healthy social media practices.
Erin is completing her third year of clinical practice. She enjoys working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, and adjustment or relationship concerns. Within her work, Erin focuses on the role of interpersonal relationships, relational patterns, and personal values. She hopes to provide a safe and welcoming space for all people to explore themselves and hone their skills to live more fulfilling lives. She views her clients as experts in themselves and herself as a guide and partner in process of therapy.
In her free time, Erin loves going to yoga classes, listening to podcasts, reading (her goal is to read 50 books in 2022), and rock climbing.
Gabby Drong - Graduate Assistant Counselor
Gabby Drong is a Counseling Psychology doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Dallas, where she graduated with her B.A. in both Psychology and English in 2018. Gabby went on to obtain her Master of Science in Psychological Science at the University of Illinois in 2020. In her doctoral program, Gabby’s research centers around the diverse ways people experience grief and loss. In the past, she has focused on the experience of spousal loss and the cyclical nature of grief. Currently, she is working on her dissertation, which focuses on the profound grief experienced by formerly incarcerated individuals surrounding lost futures and unfulfilled identities.
Gabby is completing her third year of clinical practice. She enjoys working with people who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, or interpersonal concerns. She conducts therapy through a culturally responsive lens, understanding that cultural and socio-demographic factors influence the ways in which people experience distress and interact interpersonally. Within her sessions, Gabby focuses on relational patterns, attachment styles, and value work. She hopes to provide an authentic and empowering space for clients to navigate their emotions and life challenges.
In her free time, Gabby loves reading, playing sports with friends, and hanging out with her cats.
Yasmin Ofiana - Program Assistant
Yasmin Ofiana is the Program Assistant for Well-Being Services and has been with the University since 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Philippines Women’s University and has also attended Algonquin College in Canada.
Ms. Ofiana has an experienced background working in both client services and human resource functions. As program assistant, Yasmin enjoys being a part of someone’s vision and the challenge of finding resources and fitting the pieces together to help it come to fruition. She is planning to further her skills by learning more about program management through certification courses.
In her spare time, Yasmin loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys discovering new music, art journaling and is a self-professed stationery nerd.
Misty Odom - Office Manager
Misty Odom is the Office Manager for Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services and has been with the University since 2016. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and previously attended Parkland College.
Ms. Odom has close to 10 years of customer service experience in settings ranging from health care to the private sector. She takes pride in making sure clients feel supported from their initial contact with FSAWS through their entire employee assistance experience. She strives to make a positive impact on FSAWS and the community that it serves.
Misty is married and has two young children. She enjoys being crafty, traveling and has a passion for working with the youth. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family.