Student Counseling & Wellness Center

Student Counseling & Wellness Center Staff

Each counselor at the MNU Student Counseling Center is licensed or supervised by licensed clinicians.  Our goal is to provide a place where students can free work through the issues of their lives.

Elizabeth Diddle

Elizabeth Diddle, LCSW, LMSW

Director of Student Counseling and Wellness
MSW: University of Kansas 
BA: MidAmerica Nazarene University

Elizabeth has been the director of this program since August 2015 and is a licensed clinical social worker. She came from Children’s Mercy Hospital where she worked exclusively with Hematology/Oncology families.

She believes that MNU is the best place to build the foundation for your life. This includes the many layers of mind, body and soul. Her goal is to provide quality resources for the MNU student through this program.

Elizabeth is married with two adult daughters.

Phil Hause

Phil Hause, PhD, LPC, RPT

MNU Lead Counselor
PhD: Amridge University in Marriage and Family Therapy
Master’s degrees: MNU in counseling and NTS in Christian Education

Phil brings many years of excellent experience to his role as Lead Counselor. He has a gift and a heart for the emotional and mental wellbeing of MNU students. He works across all populations on the MNU campus and brings strong support to the interns as they prepare for their career.

Phil is married with two adult children.

Sharaya Borjas

Sharaya Borjas

Sharaya Borjas received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from KU and a Master’s in Counseling from MNU. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Sharaya loves working with individuals and works to create an environment in which they feel known and understood.

Courtney Cauldwell

Courtney Cauldwell

MNU Graduate- Level Intern (Completion Date: May 2020)
M.S. University of Missouri- Kansas City; Master of Criminal Justice/Criminology
B.S. University of Missouri- Kansas City; Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice

Courtney loves people and is passionate about helping people become the best versions of themselves. She understands the most important part of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. Courtney’s number one priority is that the client feels heard. Courtney wishes to be able to help individuals and students through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma and to help the client find ways to process their emotions and cope with life’s stressors. Courtney’s primary approach to counseling comes from an emotion-focused perspective.

Zachary Schmidt

Zachary Schmidt

MNU Graduate-Level Intern (Completion Date: May 2020)
BS: Southwest Baptist University; Psychology with a Minor in Counseling

Zachary is passionate about striving to help people attain an enhanced level of overall well-being within the context of an authentic, caring, and empathic therapeutic relationship. He has a desire to aid individuals in overcoming a variety of difficulties−including anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as finding meaning/purpose in life. Zachary primarily approaches the therapeutic process from an existential perspective.

Kate Acton

Kate Acton

MNU Graduate-Level Intern (Completion Date: May 2020)
BS: John Brown University; Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Family Services

Transitioning into adulthood can come with several unique challenges. Kate is passionate about helping young adults navigate this season of their lives with care, compassion, and support. She has a desire to assist her clients in developing greater self-awareness, processing old or current emotional/relational wounds, and grow into a more authentic sense of self identity. Kate approaches counseling from a psychodynamically-informed perspective, but integrates techniques from other modes of counseling to meet particular client needs. She can’t wait to meet you!

Student Counseling & Wellness Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University
14201 S. Murlen, Suite 202
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Office Hours

Counseling hours are flexible. Please contact us to coordinate the best time.

The Counseling & Wellness Center is closed during holidays and when school is not in session.