Dan Jarboe is the University Counselor here at OBU, where he serves the Ouachita community by providing counseling services to students, faculty and staff, and works to proactively strengthen students’ mental health and relationships.
Dan & his wife, Kyle, have been married for 31 years, and have five children. The Jarboe family lived in Moscow for over five years, serving as missionaries with the International Mission Board. There they were involved with reaching out to Russian university students, offering leadership training, and providing Member Care support to our Missionary families and singles serving across Russia and Eastern Europe. Dan is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has extensive training and experience in counseling married and engaged couples, working with students, trauma psychology, abuse recovery, grief and loss issues, and many years of experience assisting students and consulting business professionals seeking to develop their interpersonal and conflict management skills.
Dan has worked in psychiatric hospitals, day-treatment centers, private practice, and children’s homes, and spent many years working in an area of forensic interviewing, child abuse assessment, and the evaluation of children as crime witnesses. He has also worked within the U.S. and internationally providing crisis/trauma/critical incident response training to NGOs and NPOs involved in disaster relief, terrorism support, and direct counseling to survivors.
Dan is an avid toxophilite (archery enthusiast) and enjoys camping, hiking, bowhunting, guitar, and traveling with his family.
Sue W. Poole is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of Arkansas and offers her services on the OBU campus as a private, independent mental health practitioner. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Louisiana College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Sue is excited to offer additional counseling services to the OBU community and brings over 30 years of experience as a mental health professional. She has worked in a variety of agencies including mental health, family counseling, adolescent treatment, health care facilities, and the church. She has specialized training in family therapy and in the treatment of eating disorders. Sue re-energizes herself through reading, cooking, music, nature, and travel. She is married to Dr. Stan Poole and they have two daughters and sons-in-law.
Sue would be honored to use her training and skills to help you with problems related to depression, anxiety, anger, relationships, eating disorders, trauma, abuse, stress, or other areas that are causing you difficulty.