Dan Jarboe is the University Counselor here at OBU, where he has served the Ouachita community since the fall of 2008. 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. 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, as well as grief and loss issues. 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 elsewhere across the U.S. and internationally providing crisis/trauma/critical incident debriefing to NGO and NPO personnel involved in disaster relief, terrorism support, and through 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.
Alyson Walker joins Ouachita’s Counseling Services for the 2018-2019 school year as a graduate counseling intern. Alyson graduated from Ouachita with degrees in Psychology and Christian Studies in 2012 and is excited to return to campus! She also attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where she earned a Masters in Theological Studies. Currently, she attends John Brown University in Little Rock where she will earn Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy.
When she can create space for free time, Alyson enjoys playing with her dog Monkey, reading books she selects herself, a good Netflix binge, and travelling as often as possible. She is excited to help you learn to recognize and utilize the resources you already have to face the challenges and answer the questions your time at Ouachita may bring.
Neil Purifoy is a graduate counseling intern from Henderson State University. He is currently on course to obtain a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He graduated, in May of 2016, with a bachelors degree in psychology as well as a minor in music from Henderson State University. KaNeil has served clients with substance abuse and addictions in his previous experience. KaNeil is honored to have the opportunity to use his experience, training, and skills to help with any problems related to stress, anger, depression, trauma, and any other areas that cause difficulty. We’re very excited to have KaNeil serving on our team this fall.