Ken M. Ditlevson, M.Ed., LPCC-S serves as the first director of Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+)Center. Ditlevson is a two-time graduate of Kent State, having received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Education in community counseling.
Katie Mattise, M.S., serves as the Assistant Director for Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) Center. In this role, they work with the Director to provide programming, support, and advocacy for students with marginalized genders and sexualities or those wishing to engage with topics related to those identities.
I am a Graduate Assistant in the LGBTQ+ Center and assist with research and assist with managing programs and initiatives for students.
I have previous work experience as a mental health specialist working with both adults and children. I have worked for a main stream behavioral health agency as well as an African Centered agency where I was able to learn a lot about mental and behavioral health. I was able to assist community members with linkage to resources, psycho education, advocacy, teaching and practicing coping skills and assisting children with behavioral health in school. I love helping people!