Meet the Counselors
Counseling & Campus Wellness
Aurie Garcia-Munter (Clinical Coordinator)
Aurie graduated from University of Wyoming in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. In May of 2016, she received her Master of Arts (MA) in Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College. Aurie is licensed by the State of Wyoming, Counselor (License #1820). She is the Coordinator of Counseling & Campus Wellness at LCCC where she coordinates campus wide educational programming, outreach and advocates for the mental and physical health of LCCC students. She also provides counseling to LCCC students. She has worked with a variety of populations: Addictions, Adults with childhood neglect and abuse, PTSD and other trauma, health care workers, athletes, those with anxiety/depression/bi-polar disorders and ADD/ADHD. She specializes in Eye Movement and Desensitization (EMDR) therapy and biofeedback. Aurie enjoys opportunities to educate and inspire others to live a healthy and fulfilling life. She holds professional memberships with the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).
In her free time, Aurie enjoys weight-lifting, playing pool competitively, golf, traveling, cooking, volunteering in the community, podcasts, reading, and spending time with her dog Benji and her family.
Bret Zerger (Counselor)
Bret Zerger holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Community Counseling. Bret is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wyoming (WY License #1043). He has been providing counseling services to college students for 15+ years and has also been a Wilderness Therapist, Children's Therapist, and worked in Community Mental Health. Bret has an eclectic approach that includes Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Dialectical Behavioral modalities to empower client/students to use their support system, campus and community resources, mindfulness and newly learned skills to live the healthy and productive life they envision for themselves.
Bret's free time is often spent in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, rafting, and mountaineering. He also enjoys throwing the frisbee for his dog, Maya, and engaging in creative endeavors such as computer art, music, and gardening.