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 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 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 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 FSAS 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.

Matt Carter- Employee Assistance Counselor

Matthew Carter is an FSAS clinical counselor. He is a native of Urbana, IL. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a focus in Pastoral Counseling from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mr. Carter is a veteran of the United States Army and a Purple Heart recipient.  While serving in the Army, he became interested in learning more about the mental health issues of soldiers which set in motion his decision to obtain a higher education.  Those who know Mr. Carter know him to be open-minded, compassionate, kindhearted and passionate about helping people from different walks and backgrounds.

His professional experience includes the United States Army, Lincoln’s Challenge Academy in which he worked with at-risk youth, and Graduate Mentor for the Office of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Carter’s counseling experience spans working with children, youth, adults, couples, and families.
 
In his spare time, Mr. Carter enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three kids.  He is also is an avid sports fan who loves to watch football and basketball.

Misty Odom - Office Manager

Misty Odom is the Office Manager for Faculty/Staff Assistance 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 FSAS through their entire employee assistance experience. She strives to make a positive impact on FSAS 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.